I’ve had ads in MacMegasite’s RSS feed for a few weeks, and today I tried a different ad service as a test. When I made the change, I got two complaints from people who said they’re unsubscribing from the feed because of the ads.
Right now I’m paying $20/month to host all of my websites. The money is coming from my own pocket. I’d like to have my sites at least make enough to pay for themselves. Since a large percentage of my visitors at MacMegasite read the RSS feed, it means they miss the ads on the page. Having ads in the RSS feed would help pay for it.
As an alternative, I’ve switched to a truncated summary telling the user to visit the site to read the whole article.