Google, SEO and an AdSense experiment
If you are reading this on my site (rather than on planet.plone.org) you may have noticed some ads showing up on the right hand side. I hope they are not too obtrusive, and they may be there for a long time, but I wanted to do a little experiment.
I have Google Analyics set up for this site. For a while, I've noticed that this article has unusually consistent and unexpectedly high page views. Then I realised that most of the traffic was coming from Google, and sure enough, if you Google ExtJS, that article shows up at number 7 or thereabouts.
I've always been interested in how well web ads (and Google AdSense in particular) actually work. Do people actually click on them? Do they make any money at all except for really huge sites? I suspect the answer to both may be "no", but I thought I'd give it a try over a few months. So for now, there'll be some ads in the right hand side column, courtsey of collective.portlet.adsense. I hope you don't mind.