Publishers who run AdSense should know about this: A service that blocks low-paying contextual ads called AdSense Blacklist. There’s a real problem with AdSense in that a lot of low-quality ads are running with increasing frequency (the built-for-AdSense-only business that bid high, but aren’t necessarily delivering a real service). If you’re interested in serving readers well with AdSense (advertising is, after all, content), then you want to block these sites from your AdSense rails.
Howard Owens is a digital media pioneer. He started publishing local news online in 1995 when very few local news outlets had web sites. The header image on the site depicts the film camera he used early in his career and the press pass from his year on the staff of the Carlsbad Journal. For more on Howard's professional background, read his LinkedIn profile.
HowardOwens.com is the personal web site of Howard Owens and covers his range of interests -- political localism and libertarianism, music and personal interests, as well as his professional interests.
Howard is currently publisher of The Batavian and lives in Batavia, N.Y.
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