Computer People Don’t Click on Ads

Ok, so everyone knows that, but I was particularly surprised. got on the front page of Hacker News the other day and I got a ton of hits. But virtually no one clicked on the advertisements – just a few clicks for many thousands of page views. Some of my other sites, which are of a more general-interest nature, do way better with far fewer visitors.

Not that I’m really complaining, I did for fun, but it’s a good reminder that it’s a lot better to produce and sell things to a more general audience. Programmers expect, and largely get, most everything for free – me included.

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