(NOT A Chapter) Topic about Ads
I wish this was April Fools, but it’s not.
Hello to all my readers, it’s been a really long time since I’ve done such off-topic posts. Well, the topic that I’m going to be discussing would be mainly on Ads, as you can see from the title of the post. So, if you’re not interested then you can click away and resume on your daily dose of webnovels, if you are, then feel free to read further into it.
<Warning, Shiro is really triggered>
So, as you all have known by now, I’ve been doing this as a hobby for over a year now, and of course, I have monetized my site with the help of WordPress’s Business Plan. This way, I would at least be able to earn some extra pocket money from doing translations. The monthly donations from Patron and also Paypal helped a lot for me as a huge support to continue on the translations. I’m truly grateful and seriously, they are half of the reason why I’m so hyped at translating most of the time, besides getting a new project to translate(cut&paste). Then, why am I talking about this? Let’s make it brief(not really).
Recently, I found out, and most probably some of you might as well, that Ads have not been appearing lately. I knew later, after contacting customer support and going back and forth with them for awhile, that I had broken one of their Terms and Conditions under “non human-traffic”. Okay, first off, I have never even used bot click to boost my website before since the beginning of this website. Well, unless everyone here are robots, then that’s a whole other issue we have to talk about, but for the most part, everyone here was mainly from NU and are just enjoying their leisure reading. I mean I don’t really get much to begin with as WordAds doesn’t really pay that much, but that’s besides the point.
Okay just to clear up some stuff, Yes I do this for fun, and to also improve my language, but earning some extra cash isn’t wrong? I mean if I’m running a website, at least getting something beneficial would be great as well. Doing it for the fans is really pleasant but I’m not always free, and dedicating myself in translating at a weekly basis takes time, especially when I have college to juggle with. Well, the only great thing about it is that the Ads don’t really bother my readers(hopefully), as it is just a banner.
So I was like, okay fine so be it, I violate something that I never done, and apparently it’s called “sabotaging” a website, I was careless, it was a mistake from my part, so how can I re-apply for WordAds? Turns out, you can’t, once the higher-ups stopped bidding you, that’s the end for your website, toddles! Oh okay, that’s fair I suppose? Though, the support team was nice enough to suggest me ideas of getting into Google Adsense, my eyes lit as I could see a small hint of hope for myself.
Just a few minutes later, my response: “can it be any worse?” Well, turns out, this website is not available for Adsense. Again, I went around digging what could be the reason. Turns out, it could be anything! Best part? They won’t specify it….again! Nice! At this point, I was just exhausted, all of this really demotivates me to an extent. The roll-out for March, they ain’t giving to me cause I was pulled out from it. I don’t mind, but still, it sucks to not get money that you work hard for.
It is now 5:48a.m, GMT 8, basically it’s morning, I haven’t slept, I’m tired but I really want this to be sorted out at least. After doing more research and trial and errors, I found one website called
Propeller ads. To loosely describe it, it’s basically ads that would pop up when you click, and would show up from below when you’re on your mobile. (I basically signed up for a new ad company, but a little afraid to disclose it for now, so I’ll not say the name yet until I have permission to say so.) Oh no! How could you translator-san! I know, I’m despicable, aren’t I? Well, if it really pains you to see ads popping out or seeing it on mobile, I could turn off the pop up ads for computer, but for mobile, if people start complaining, I’ll turn that off too.
Okay, I’m done ranting, I have absolutely no idea what I typed, I can’t think straight, this is starting to get on my nerves. I’m gonna go and sleep, expect new chapters probably tomorrow? I’m not sure, I had a long day. Presentation is tomorrow, I’m going for outstation this coming Thursday, coming back on Sunday.
TL;DR: Translator is being sabotaged and is having lots of problems with ads.