the beginning of January 2007 I made the decision to place advertisements
on certain pages of thaibirding.com. I'm not a great fan of this
style of advert on websites but as part of my plans for the development
of the website I decided to investigate the Google AdSense
that this scheme allowed adverts to be placed wherever I wanted
on the website and that I had the ability to specify the size and
colours of the adverts so that I could blend them into the website's
design without too much intrusion. It is also possible, with a little
clever placement of key words, to ensure that adverts relevent to
the website's aims are served by Google and that adverts that appear
and are not desired can be blocked.
operates without any monetary investment on my part (lots of time
though), and when visitors click on the adverts I get a small fee.
With these facts
in mind, the scheme seemed suitable for use on thaibirding.com without
detracting from the overall design and aim of providing information.
With the maintainance and proposed development of thaibirding.com
taking up a considerable amount of time, I thought that the Google
AdSense program was a suitable one for me to attempt to create some
revenue which would allow me to spend more time providing a useful
service to birdwatchers in Thailand.
is to donate a proportion of any revenue created to bird conservation
projects in Thailand. Any such projects that are aided in the future
will be documented in full on thaibirding.com.
about the terms of the Google AdSense program are available from
the link below, which can also be used for other webmasters to join
questions on Google AdSense adverts on thaibirding.com are welcome,
including suggestions for any advert that has appeared and should
be barred. firstname.lastname@example.org