About ads in feeds
Those who subscribe (subscribed in some cases) to certain of the feeds I provide may have noticed that I have been experimenting a bit with AdSense for feeds. I wasn’t quite sure if I liked the idea or not, but wanted to at least give it a try.
After running ads in some of my feeds for a few weeks I have decided to remove them. The unsurprising outcome of my experiment is that for me, on this site, ads in feeds do not currently provide enough extra revenue to be worth it.
Ads in feeds may well work for a news site, or a site with more consumer oriented content. But for a site like this, which focuses on web standards and accessibility, there is not a lot to be made from that kind of ads. (And no, making money from ads is not why I have this site.)
So no more ads in my feeds, which is why the feeds have been updated again and your feed reader may display older posts as unread or updated. I apologise for that.