I guess that must be “thin content”.
Our site is full of varied articles. It has everything from our Dave Ramsey Site License information so that anyone working with Adult Life Training, Inc may have free access to the (retail $80 – $130, depending upon when you look) Internationally recognized Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes and the full Ramsey Plus membership for a full year, to causes of poverty in our community, and effective ways to escape poverty, to ways to protect yourself better from drive by downloads and other unethical behaviors of web sites, including the data harvesting done by many well known tax preparation corporations. We even have the full IRS qualification process for our 501(c)(3) tax exemption documented, our current and past tax returns, our financial performance last year, our year to date financial performance, and our budget for this year – all information of interest to those who are considering supporting part of our work, or who want to keep a watchful eye on all public charities to call out unethical or illegal practices.
How many other public charities are that transparent with their financial information? Does UNICEF, or United Way, or Easter Seals, or March of Dimes, or even Salvation Army, or Goodwill, or Habitat for Humanity, or CANI (Brightpoint) publish the complete details of their financial activity? Do they show how much their highest paid officers receive, paid by your donations and sometimes tax dollars?
Adult Life Training, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization so we are not worried that someone discovers who gets paid at our organization – we are all unpaid volunteers. And we are funded by your donations and those of local businesses, the most generous of which are honored (if they wish) with their logo, tag line, and a link so that you can find them if you need them, on the pages related to the projects that they support. Maybe instead of Google Adsense I should be placing those people’s information so that you can see it on every page.
This is FAR from “thin content”: I write almost everything myself individually, or craft it from Ramsey provided text and graphics that professionally communicates their program’s content. Is it that they can’t figure out that the front page contains short summaries of the most recent articles? Maybe having your office in a luxury suite with free gym, free gourmet food and coffee, stand up desks, and every other imaginable expensive amenity does not predispose a person to rational thought and a responsible work ethic. And guess what corporation does NOT have a published support email address to ask a live human to fix their broken robot’s incorrect assessment?
We were really considering allowing some carefully vetted Google Adsense on our web site to generate a little income (ads pay ~$2 and up per click) and provide our site visitors with possible links to related things they may be interested in knowing more about or buying to enhance their life. But maybe that’s a bad idea if Google can’t get their act together enough to actually bother to look at the web site and just says “Oh, it’s thin content, go try to figure out how to fix it.”