Friday, September 19, 2014
By: Matthew Doucette
We decided to put up some Google ads, via Google Adsense. Why? To make some money. To pay for our xona.com server and domain names. To have xona.com be less of a financial burden. Freedom is good. The lack of the need to make money is an amazing thing. The downside? Ads. Ads can be ugly and distracting. We will see how it goes.
What inspired the move was our Adsense account was closing from 2 years of inactivity. I logged in and our stats reminded me there were months where we made enough revenue to seriously help the funding of our company, Xona Games Inc.
If the ads are down as you read this, I have likely changed my mind. Check out this screenshot I took just moments before posting this article:
Xona Games (xona.com) now has Google Ads!
Good or bad?
The ads seem to be related to our site's content. What do you guys think? Let us know.
That is all for now.
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $190,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.