Apparently, when you put up Google ads to make money off people clicking on them, you’re supposed to pretend they’re not there!
According to the e-mail I received from the AdSense team, I was not supposed to encourage people to click on the ads. They did, however, include the same response that everyone else is getting–that Google is looking at the feasability of the idea of pooling AdSense revenue into a donation for disaster relief. So, perhaps by the end of the week, we might know if putting up these things has been worth it.
(I wrote a big ole spittle-filled rant about Google’s slow response to this crisis and how they’re just raking in the bucks and letting the little bloggers pledge to donate their pitiful revenues to relief organizations, but I’ll give them a chance to step up to the plate first. Big of me, huh?)