Alright, so, a couple random questions about using banner ads (mainly ads by Google) to earn a bit of money through a webpage.
-How worth it are ads by Google? How much do you make?
-Is it tacky/wrong to put ads on a band website?
I haven't pitched this idea to the band yet, but it's something I've been wondering about for a bit. Yeah, it seems like a "sell out" move by the old standards, but these days the music business is operating on a completely different model. We have our EP up for free download, and it has gotten us not only far more traffic on all pages (homepage, myspace, youtube, facebook, twitter), but it's actually helped us sell a bunch more merch, and even CDs. What I was thinking was, would it be reasonable to put some ads on the page so that we can still make some cash from those free downloads (and has a double benefit of giving us some idea of how much traffic we're getting)? I should have thought of this before we put up the EP for free download since we had a big wave of traffic when it first went up
So long as they aren't popups and there aren't like 9 million banner ads all over the page I think its fine to have a few of them