Like a lot of bloggers I use Google Adsense to generate some revenue and I am endlessly surprised by the high number of political ads I get that are for either Republican Party members, conservative causes or the occasional Ann Coulter book. It’s not so much that I mind (even though those Ann Coulter ads can be especially annoying just because I really, really, really hate looking at her), but I seriously question Adsense’s common sense AND I’m seriously starting to wonder … do Liberals, Progressives, Civil Rights Orgs. and Democrats not purchase Google Ads?
Almost every two-cent conservative think tank has had some kind of random ad pop up via Google Ads, but I can’t think of many Blue State style ads of any kind on my blog or most other blogs that use Adsense, regardless of their content. The only time I ever see “Liberal” ads are via a service called Blog Ads that I also subscribe to (there is currently an ad for “Fela” running in the Blog Ads spot). And those are usually on sites like DailyKos or Feministing. As good as Democrats were during election 2008 at utilizing the internet it seems a little short-sighted not to take advantage of something simple like Google Ads that are almost an omnipresence on the internet.
But what do I know? I’m just the lady who gets tired of thinking up ways to block that Human Events Ann Coulter ad.