Did you know that you can promote your product or service on the RyanSchultz.com blog at very reasonable rates? My blog view and visitor statistics are booming, as you can see from my monthly WordPress statistics as of today, May 27th, 2020:
I am happy to report that I am now consistently getting between 1,000 and 2,000 views per day of my blogposts, every single day. Those are people that are interested in virtual reality, social VR, virtual worlds, and the metaverse, and could be looking at your ad! So what are you waiting for?
(By the way, the most popular part of my blog are the Second Life blogposts, although I get lots of traffic on non-SL topics now, too. If you run a Second Life business, you may want to consider advertising on the RyanSchultz.com blog. Thanks!)
My rates for square sidebar ads are as follows:
For 250×250 pixel square sidebar ads: – 30 days/1 month: US$20.00 – 90 days/3 months: US$50.00 (which works out to only US$16.67 per month) – 180 days/6 months: US$80.00 (which works out to only US$13.33 per month) – 365 days/1 year: US$120.00 (which works out to only US$10 per month!)
You might be interested to learn that my Google AdSense follies have continued (for previous updates, see here, here, here, and here). I have long ago given up on trying to fix blogposts which are flagged by their automated algorithms, and mistakenly determined to be “adult” content.
Well, I recently received an email from Google AdSense, informing me that because of what they politely call “invalid traffic concerns”, they are pulling advertising from my blog.
In the email I received, they say:
We found potentially invalid traffic being used to generate ad revenue on your account. As a reminder, invalid traffic is strictly prohibited by the AdSense Program policies. Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest. Publishers may not ask others to click their ads. This includes asking users to support your site, offering rewards to users for viewing ads, and promising to raise money for third parties for such behavior. Additionally, clicking your own ads, automated clicking tools or traffic sources, robots, or other deceptive software are also prohibited.
We understand that you may want to know more about the activity we’ve detected. Because this information could be used to circumvent our proprietary detection systems, we’re unable to provide our publishers with information about specific account activity, including users that may have been involved.
Their algorithms have decided that there is invalid clicking on their ads;
And no, they can’t give me any more information (trade secrets, yaknow…)
I hereby give up, and I will be removing Google Adsense from my blog this evening. I have had enough of this bullshit. I will stick with WordPress’s own WordAds program.
I wanted to let everybody know that I am getting a lot more traffic to my blog these days (between 800 and 6,000 views per day), so I will be increasing my advertising rates, effective April 1st, 2020.
This is your opportunity to lock in the current advertising rates before I increase them!
My current advertising rates are:
RyanSchultz.com Ad Campaign Rates until March 31, 2020 (all in U.S. Dollars)
In an effort to promote Sansar, dauntless Sansar user and content creator Daisy Winthorpe has launched a social media campaign. Here are some of the images that are already being circulated:
I also learned from Daisy today the the COMETS program set up by Linden Lab staff to host and promote events in Sansar (which I had originally reported on here) is no longer operational. That is concerning to me, but not a total surprise. Daisy tells me:
It’s not a big secret. We are still “alive” but not getting any missions [from Linden Lab].
Daisy is to be thanked and commended for her promotional efforts!