“Advertising on a Web Site”

I own two web sites in addition to this one. Even though I have the usual “middle, middle class” struggles to pay my bills, none of my web sites have any advertising on them. IMHO, advertising changes the whole tone of a web site into that of “make as much money in as many ways in as little time as possible.” One of my sites has absolutely no advertising or affiliate links whatsoever. The other one will shortly have affiliate links on my product page, where i do sell items I recommend. However, my info pages are just that: for information only!

Now, on with my story:

I live in Palm Beach county Florida. The talk radio airwaves down here are filled with infomercial programs and one news/political station. That one station is a Fox affiliate (maybe it is even owned by Fox); and, therefore it is no surprise that its programming is dominated by the stars of the conservative universe.

That makes it easy for me to listen in and see what is going on in their part of the world. So I listen to Rush several times a week for varying amounts of time as I drive from one work place to another. However, I have never been to his web site until just now.

I actually didn’t read any of his commentaries, posts, articles or anything else. I was just shocked to see that a multi-multi millionaire has the mind set to have to make money by having advertisements on his home page. Actually, I am fairly certain that the ads for the various products are actually affiliate type links where the owner of the web site will get paid a percentage of the sale from the banner ad if a person from the original site actually makes a purchase on the linked site. He may or not be paid for the banner ads themselves. He may or may not be paid for just “click-throughs”( That’s the term to mean all a person has to do his click the ad and go to the advertiser’s site in order for the original site to get paid). Regardless of the method(s), Rush is making money in some form from these ads.

So that begs the question that if he needs the money so much as to cheapen his own personal web site (which is his “avatar” in cyber space for the universe to see), what else would he cheapen to make the dollars he so obviously thinks he needs?

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