[ic] Removing session ID from the URL

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 13:59:54 EST 2005

> > Lastly, I've decided to abandon AdSense on my site.  If anyone cares
> > about my reasons let me know and I'll post it to the list.
> Well now we are certainly all curious - I'd guess "didn't make enough"
> to be the main factor?
> Jeff

I spoke a little too soon.  Someone in another forum turned me on to
the brilliant idea of only displaying the ads to users in countries I
don't ship to.  That would be all but the US for me.  Any ideas on
making a US/non-US determination?

Here are the reasons I was giving up on AdSense.  If I'm not trying to
sell to the person I'm displaying the ad to, they all evaporate:

* inadequate control over what is presented

The list of sites to be advertised comes from Google, not from me.
Filtering sites is helpful but still doesn't allow for sufficient

* inadequate control over how it is presented

There are limited options pertaining to the display of the ads and
referential text.

* inadequate revenue

Not that much money.

* shopping deterrent/distraction

The ads seem to decrease the number of orders placed.

* requires an offsite request

Making an HTTP request to google.com instead of only local requests
slows down the loading of the page.

* uses Javascript

Javascript can cause different types of problems, and is generally not
as good as no Javascript.

* opens in same window

Google won't allow an ad's click to open in a new window, which means
you lose the visitor *at least* temporarily.

- Grant

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