I was trying out Google AdSense
ads on a couple pages of this site, but I've removed them because I don't agree with their new draconian terms of service
. I used to publish my ad stats so everyone could see how much money I was making from the ads, and that's now prohibited under their terms. (Now that I'm not bound by the terms I can tell you I've made $28.56 to date.) I also don't like that anyone can be barred from the program
for secretive, seemingly arbitrary reasons. You also can't mention their terms of service
if you're bound by their terms of service. I think that deserves a big collective WTF?.
Google gets just about everything they do right. That's why this behavior is so puzzling. (more at kottke