With my recent jump to a Page Rank of 5, I’m beginning to consider options for monetizing this site. Not heavily, but I wouldn’t mind selling a few text link ads. While I’ve used Adsense and Commission Junction on other sites, I have not done much in the way of direct selling of ads and would be interested in any input anyone might have. I don’t even know what the going rate might be for a site with my stats might be. I’ve applied to Text Link Ads, but this blog is new enough, they haven’t been interested so far. As I said, I’m not interested in getting crazy with the ads here. That’s not what this site is about. I’m just looking for a couple of relevant items to put in the sidebar.

I was inspired by David Airey (Graphic Designer in Edinburgh) to try and improve my Alexa ranking, and have been learning about how to do that through his posts and the one at DoshDosh. I’ve installed the Alexa widget, and am starting at 125,976, so we’ll see how it goes from here! Anyone else tried improving their Alexa rank? How did it go?