They are included at the bottom of each page of most reviews. I've tried to do them in a way that isn't blocked by ad blockers, but I may not have succeeded...(BTW; have you ever considered a "buy on Amazon" button, as a part of your review, that would send us to the exact purchase page for that product review?)
Like many web publications, we have two sources of revenue: advertising and affiliate payments. But to make any sort of decent money, you need lots of traffic. For a niche interest site like SmallNetBuilder, that ain't gonna happen, at least not anymore.
For the traffic we do get, revenue has been declining due to increasing use of ad blockers and decreasing rates for the ads that do manage to get shown.
Affiliate revenue is also highly dependent on traffic, so it also has been trending downward. While I have to give Amazon credit for having the most generous affiliate terms I've found, declining traffic is shrinking this other half of the revenue pie.
The bottom line is that I can no longer make a living doing what I do, supported by these revenue sources.
So I've taken on a new gig. octoScope has been one of my key test partners over the years, generously providing test gear at no charge so that I can do the in-depth testing that SmallNetBuilder is known for. Over the past year or so, they've become my sole test partner and now I'm working for them as a paid consultant.
Thanks for setting the whitelist on ads.Also a question about Amazon. I know SNB gets a commission on sales to members, does that include all sales, not just networking items?