I'm working on monetizing my blog. I run Adsense and an affiliate program through www.cj.com and another company. Right now all my ads are in my sidebar. One for adsense, one for CJ that rotates, and one for the other affiliate program plus one for a charity. I don't really like the idea of big banner ads, but I'm worried putting them all in the sidebar is going to get them overlooked. Any thoughts?
I find the best place to put ads is where your visitors are most likely to look and a lot of them at that. But by placing the ads in a popular place on your site doesn't mean cramming a load of ads together or putting them directly in their face which will make your site look untidy and make them just want to leave.