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Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Note on ads and false emails

Many of you have noticed that there are between one and three ads on this blog, under the archival listings on the right-hand side of the page. You may also be wondering why today, for instance, the ad is for the Romney campaign. I think I can explain it.

Google adsense picks the ads, based I presume on where people who come here are coming from and where they go afterwards. The fraudulent email with my name on it comparing Obama to Hitler is still circulating and is still a significant source of traffic for this blog--and will probably continue to be so throughout the election season. Snopes.com is now the main referring site, too, even though it only accounts for a small fraction of hits, and that's another tip-off that that email is bringing some people here.

The ads make me about $100 a year in a good year, by the way.

See this weekend's new post below.

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