So what's up with the advertising on this site?
Most of the money necessary to keep this site running comes from donations and we're very fortunate to have a community willing to contribute towards this upkeep. This site is truly a labour of love and is never-ever-ever going to be a money maker, our goal is to cover costs.
As costs have risen, I've been looking at other ways to make ends meet, Monetization / Advertising being one of the more obvious. I thought it might be beneficial for everyone to know how the different advertising works.
Fitbit is honestly one of my favourite things so I happy to promote it as an affiliate. LHVW receives 12% of any sales made after following a Fitbit link.
LHVW receives a small percentage (starting at 4% on a sliding scale) of any sale made from the American site Amazon com or the Canadian site Amazon ca after following one of our links. An interesting point; your purchase does not have to be related to the link you followed. If you plan to do any shopping on Amazon going through one of our is a painless way to contribute to this site.
Google Adsense pays out in two main ways:
LHVW receives revenue for Advertisements that are displayed on the site. Right now this amounts to an average of about USD$0.02 a day. One of the reasons this is so low is that I just can't bring myself to display Ads in prime spots (like a banner at the very top of the page). I'd really rather highlight our own content. I have, however, increased the number of Adsense Ads throughout the site so we'll see how it goes.
LHVW receives revenue for Advertisements that are followed (clicked). Google is really fussy about this (so fussy that I've always been scared to even talk about it) and they have algorithms to determine if the clicks generated from a site are valid. If you are genuinely interested in an Adsense Ad, clicking on it will contribute revenue to this site.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Other ideas for Advertising Revenue?
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updated by @tatiana-dokuchic: 14 Nov 2016 08:05:38AM