So I’ve been wanting to start running ad revenue on my site, and I looked into Google AdSense and WordAds (which could end up getting Google AdSense). But it turns out it’s not that simple unless I’m willing to conform. For instance, what is prohibited on sites that use WordAds:
5. Prohibited Content. The following content and/or conduct is prohibited on sites that display Automattic Ads:
– Anything that is unlawful or promotes unlawful activity.
– Pornography or adult content.
– Graphic or gratuitous violence.
– Hate speech or incitements to violence.
– Harassment or the encouragement of the harassment of others.
– Disclosure of others’ personal information.
– Malicious code/malware/spyware or other technologically harmful code.
– Intellectual property infringement.
– Impersonation with the intent to confuse, defraud, or defame any third party.
– Any content that is inappropriate or not “family safe” as determined by us in our sole discretion.
1.) Don’t do anything unlawful or that promotes unlawful activity. Fair enough, what else?
2.) Pornography or adult content. Fuck you I won’t run adult content. I might be able to avoid the pornography stuff (but since I’m not going to be utilizing this ad service, all bets are off on that now; yep, I might review pornographic material some time down the line). But adult content? What the fuck!? What classifies adult content? F words and B words like fucking bitch or something? Violence? Nudity? Sex? Politically incorrect language?
3.) Graphic or gratuitous violence. Yeah, fuck that. Sometimes the most awesome thing in a movie involves graphic violence.
4.) Hate speech or incitements to violence. Well what qualifies as hate speech? By Google’s standards, that could be just about fucking anything!
5.) Harassment or the encouragement of the harassment of others. So long as this isn’t mixed in with criticism, fair enough.
6.) Disclosure of others’ personal information. Of course, that should be taken for granted. It’s the most unethical thing one could probably do short of making a live and real suicide/rape/murder video and posting it, unless it’s somehow for educational purposes.
7.) Malicious code/malware/spyware or other technologically harmful code. No problem.
8.) Intellectual property infringement. Uh, yeah, I’d like to keep within this line, but it’s so fucking easy to end up doing this, accidentally or otherwise. But I could try.
9.) Impersonation with the intent to confuse, defraud, or defame any third party. No problem.
10.) Any content that is inappropriate or not “family safe” as determined by us in our sole discretion. Fuck you.
Anyway, if I’m to continue to run this site the way I want, within legal boundaries of course, without prohibiting the sort of images/gifs/vids I can share with everyone (whether I made them myself or witnessed them and want everyone else to witness them), I can’t run WordAds. If I am to continue to be politically incorrect and continue my philosophy of rallying against politically correct language and SJW bullshit, I can’t run WordAds.
Which means, unless there’s an alternative I’m missing, the only way is through donations from visitors like you who visit this site for the reviews/information/entertainment. Donations to Patreon or Paypal.
Anyway, sometime down the road, I’m going to have to review something pornographic. I do have a couple things in mind.