I make a lot of money off Text Link Ads.
Correction: I make a lot more money off Text Link Ads than I ever did off Google AdWords. Every month, I get a check for $50, $60, $70 from TLA. That’s more than I’ve ever made off AdWords (in fact, Google still owes me about $50 that they won’t pay me unless I sell more ads and raise it to $100 or so).
So I don’t really want to be nasty. I don’t really want to bite the hand that feeds me.
But a year ago or so I did take the Blog Honor Pledge. It says something like: if I take ads, you’ll know it, because they’ll look like ads. I won’t try to pass off paid links as if they’re not paid.
So I have a bit of a problem with this:
Please refrain from using titles that suggest the links are sponsored? This is skirting the edge of being duplicitous … which is a polite word for lying.
I can’t do that, so the TLA widget I’ve got in the sidebar does have a title. And it does say Text Link Ads