It was only a month ago that my website had been approved by Google for advertisements, and that single-handily realized my dream of making TG content full time. However, things have really collapsed in the last 24 hours.
Google has disabled all ads on the site due to mature content. I got a warning last week about it, then I immediately edited anything that could be considered mature. Despite this, they stopped monetizing my site yesterday. When I asked for clarification on what was still causing a problem, I found out that they have a ridiculously strict standard as to what is considered mature content.
As just a few examples, they cited a page that only contained two images of fully clothed women, and they considered that pornography. They cited ‘Crossplay 2’ as porn, where the most graphic thing in that animation was two girls hugging. Even pages that only contain user comments are listed if someone writes a single word that could be considered sexual. The list goes on and on, but Google considers anything short of Sesame Street as porn.
With the deal with Google as good as dead, I’m currently applying to any advertising network I can in hopes of finding a new one quickly. So far, the search is not going well, but I’m searching and applying as much as I can. The main problem is that most people and companies will immediately consider anything that is transgender as porn, even if there is no actual mature content.
To put it bluntly, without any source of revenue, the site, all of my future content, as well as my own livelihood, are in severe jeopardy. If the site can not be monetized through some source, then SapphireFoxx will be history.
If I can’t find a new advertiser, I will look into a paid subscription service as a last resort. This is not an option I want to take, but it would mean that I could make content without being subject to some company’s policy that could jeporize the site financially. If I did take this path, my content would be exclusive to subscribers, and I would make it as inexpensive as I could, so that it would cost $5 or less per month.
I really regret to say this, but all new content is postponed until I can get this mess fixed.