There’s a good chance even what you’ve kept runs afoul of Google’s rather draconian AdSense terms. I received an e-mail from them a few weeks ago noting that even my saying, in effect, “if you like this article, please click on the ads” violates them, and that I should remove such incitements. So I did.

You’ll need to read the terms carefully and see what you’ve agreed to be able to say and not say. I can understand why Google does it: they don’t want anyone reverse-engineering their payment schemes from statistics people post online. However, you need to be clear that when you sign up for AdSense, you are restricting what you can talk about on your website. I know I have, and I’m a little ambivalent—but there are also plenty of other things to talk about.