Site News: Attractive Women Might Not Exist Anymore

Site News: Attractive Women Might Not Exist Anymore


January 7, 2019

Look at those abs! (image via GCGme)

In addition to today’s bad news of Greg Mattison going to Ohio State and other potential bad things, I have something to add:

The attractive women feature on TTB appears to be going the way of the dodo, as Google has started to hit me with a bunch of violations of their AdSense policy. This happened at MGoBlog to get rid of the “sexybits,” as they like to call them, and Google must have finally got around to checking out a smaller site like mine. Over the span of a few days, Google notified me of 19 violations, and they are creeping ever closer to my current timeline. (The most recent post they flagged was from December 28, 2018).

Considering that AdSense is typically over 70% of my monthly income from the blog, I literally can’t afford to push the limits of their tolerance.

I know some people will be disappointed by this development, but at the same time, I have had some comments indicating that certain people avoid my site because of the “sexybits.” Those people will be welcome to come back without fear of their boss or wife walking past.

At this point I’m not sure what, if anything, will fill the 10:00 p.m. slot on the site. I had been using it for interesting links and breaking news, but without the eye candy, I’m not sure if that will still be worth the effort. I generally don’t have the time to write two posts per day, so this may just limit my posts to 6:30 a.m. and then any worthwhile breaking news throughout the day.

What would you do if you were me? Is there anything you would like to see at 10:00 p.m. (or as an easy second post each day) to fill the void? Would you still read and discuss the links I have been providing at that time, or would the absence of the eye candy send you elsewhere?

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17 comments

  1. Comments: 1152
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Roanman
    Jan 07, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    This is difficult to understand as directly below this post is an ad offering the opportunity to “Meet Tender Girls nearby’ which features a clearly braless, borderline recently former nubile female.

    Can you say “hypocrisy”?

    Aside from that observation, you should do what you need to do to keep the site going, ie. continue to get paid.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2718
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 08, 2019 at 11:23 AM

      Yeah, I’ve noticed that, too. I don’t see those ads on my site, because I generally just operate on the back end of TTB, but I have seen them pretty often at MGoBlog. I guess Google realizes sex sells, but I’m not allowed to make the same realization.

    • gobluetwo
      Comments: 38
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      gobluetwo
      Jan 08, 2019 at 10:16 PM

      Not just “meet tender girls,” but I’m also seeing “40+ only please” and “date lovely chinese women.”

  2. Comments: 1048
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Jan 07, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    No big deal. Some of us do click those links though, so I would still check at 1900PST

    Roan: those type of ads are tied to browser history

    • Comments: 1152
      Joined: 8/13/2015
      Roanman
      Jan 08, 2019 at 6:58 AM

      Yes, it is, except …

      That’s not always the case, as ads absolutely get rotated across the board at predetermined/contractually prepaid levels in an effort to reel in some new types. I run ads periodically to the entire universe, it’s pennies per, as long as you’re willing to believe the search company’s reports.

      If I were a volume guy I’d do it all day.

      The point is Adsense doesn’t want a non advertising content vendor, in this case Thunder competing with their paid customers.

  3. GKblue
    Comments: 267
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    GKblue
    Jan 07, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    2nd no big deal. I’ll check in several times a day anyway. Keep up the links and thoughtful commentary.

  4. Comments: 217
    Joined: 12/24/2016
    INTJohn
    Jan 07, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    No pix of pretty girls is not a big deal to me . Its not why I became interested in this site to post on but rather the informative in depth and substantial content by not only Thunder but also those who contribute in responses.

    Pix of pretty girls are almost comical to me – truth is even in my 60’s I’ve never had a problem attracting attractive women who are half my age or even in their 20’s and again truth is I once dated a former Miss California who was a Top Ten finalist in the Miss USA Pageant – yes ‘back in the day’………

    I kinda laft at it really first time I chekt out this site. Thoughtful football topix and substance is what got me here and has kept me here – not ‘soft porn’.

    But then again as Aristotle wrote:
    Only a blind man can not appreciate the site of a beautiful woman………
    Jez sayin…………..INTJohn

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2718
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 08, 2019 at 11:24 AM

      Well, I’m glad the other content is appreciated. It was never meant to be the main draw, obviously, but people do enjoy some good scenery from time to time.

  5. DonAZ
    Comments: 420
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    DonAZ
    Jan 08, 2019 at 8:29 AM

    Drop the pictures … preserve the ad revenue.

    You can link to other stories that interest you relative to Michigan football. Even a line or two from you indicating your thoughts on the linked subject is interesting, and could direct people to follow the link to learn more.

  6. Comments: 10
    Joined: 9/18/2016
    Double-D
    Jan 08, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    I love the girls. The sad things is you had a solid fair work around. Business is business.

    • DonAZ
      Comments: 420
      Joined: 8/12/2015
      DonAZ
      Jan 08, 2019 at 2:46 PM

      Pro-tip … thechive.com 😉

  7. Comments: 3
    Joined: 11/28/2015
    snowcrash
    Jan 08, 2019 at 2:23 PM

    I admit to sometimes looking at the cheesecake pics but I visit this site because I want to read what you have to say. Re the 10 pm posts, you could do them irregularly if something notable happens that day.

  8. Ezeh-E
    Comments: 10
    Joined: 8/15/2015
    Ezeh-E
    Jan 08, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    I’m with the rest. Enjoyed the scenery but your writing/insight is the main draw to the site. I don’t check football study hall and the non-UM sites, so I usually give those links a click. You beat me to M-Live sometimes as well.

  9. Comments: 185
    Joined: 12/19/2015
    Extrajuice
    Jan 08, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Yeah, I could do without the pics of super hot babes!

    Honestly, it makes your site more accessible at my job so I’m totally fine with doing away the girls. More time to write up recruiting articles like the old days. I miss when you ranked your favorite QB’s of the class, etc.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 2718
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Jan 08, 2019 at 9:06 PM

      Yeah, I liked doing those QB articles. They fell by the wayside when the recruiting timetable sped up. I could usually wait until after NSD of the previous class to put together that post, but the number of offers going out and the early commitments make it tough. Right now it’s early January, Michigan has already offered 14 guys in the 2020 class, and they already have a commitment from a QB in J.D. Johnson. There are already 12 offers out to quarterbacks in the 2021 class.

  10. awnitsol
    Comments: 7
    Joined: 4/6/2017
    awnitsol
    Jan 09, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    I do enjoy the sexybits, but it’s not what I’m here for. Do what you need to do to get paid. I’ll still be stopping by.

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