Reaching out to the Blogosphere Again

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004, 1:00 pm

If you have eyes, or a brain larger than a pecan, you can see there is a horking great banner of ads covering up the NavBar at the top of this humble blog. For weeks now I’ve been trying to add the code for the Google AdSense program so that my much-beloved blog could become just another billboard for the pitiless global corporate cabal. Actually, I wanted to add it just to see if anyone ever clicked the ads, if they were at all effective. And, what the hell, maybe make a buck on this blog. And I mean that literally–although Google rather pointedly doesn’t say how much you’ll make per click thru (and even threatens sanctions if you reveal their pay schedule and/or try to goose the system) I can’t imagine it’s more than a few thousandths of a penny per. So for a change, I’m not in it for the money.

But I can’t get the goddam code to work on my template. I copy and paste the code, and I get what you see above. I try moving the code hither and yon, and I get even worse results. I emailed Blogger asking how to fix the problem, and they tell me to insert a snippet of code moving my content down about 40 points. I paste it in, and my content moves down…but the ads and the NavBar stay firmly rooted in place.

So, I know I have readers who speaky the HTML and can probably solve the problem in about three nanoseconds. If anyone out there can lend assistance, be assured that you will ever after be the apple of my eye.

An actual post shall be forthcoming soon. I’m in the middle of about three on different subjects, so it depends on what I finish first. Actually, it’ll probably be the one where I endorse a Presidential candidate. So if you’re still undecided (and, my God, who out there actually WANTS to vote for either of these jokers) stay tuned and I’ll tell you how to squander your precious vote.

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2 Responses to “Reaching out to the Blogosphere Again”

  1. Ryan Says:

    In your blog template you’ll see:

    (Spaces put in there so it shows up here)

    < !-- Begin #content - Centers all content and provides edges for floated columns -- >

    < div id="content" >

    Put the ad script right below that and it’ll work.

  2. Ryan Says:

    I see you changed it and it didn’t work. I tested the ads on mine so I could figure it out. Here’s a simple way to fix it.

    Search in your template and find this (take out the spaces): < /style >

    Right ABOVE it put this (take out the spaces):

    #google {
    margin-top: 50px;

    Then put this after it (take out the spaces):

    < div id="google" >
    < script type="text/javascript" >< !--
    google_ad_client = “pub-7311649695204610”;
    google_ad_width = 728;
    google_ad_height = 90;
    google_ad_format = “728x90_as”;
    google_ad_channel =””;
    google_color_border = “2D5893”;
    google_color_bg = “99AACC”;
    google_color_link = “000000”;
    google_color_url = “000099”;
    google_color_text = “003366”;
    //–>< /script >
    < script type="text/javascript"
    < /script>
    < /div>

    I’ve tested that and it does work. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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