As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t like AdSense. I think that most of the time it’s tacky. Here are two more opposing opinions on this issue:
- Daily Blog Tips has a blogger face-off between Brian Gardner and Cory Miller and asks them for their opinions on a number of topics. One of the questions asked is “Do you think Adsense units make a blog look unprofessional?” Both of them basically said that if they are professionally designed and placed, they are not unprofessional.
- On the other hand, The Real Estate Tomato gives 7 compelling reasons why AdSense will ruin your blog. These include that AdSense cheapens your blog, can display inappropriate ads, wastes valuable (blog) real estate, and may even be blocked by Firefox Adblock.
The question is, do those of us in the anti-AdSense camp dislike it because we don’t know how to use it properly, or is it truly an eyesore?