Not good to put yourself at their mercy like this. They got you dependant on them and then they cut you off.There has to be another way to make ad money without going through google. If not, then they own the internet and that is not good for us.
> There has to be another way to make ad money without going through google.
Yes there is: negotiate and conduct business directly with advertisers who would benefit by placing ads on your site.
In my case, I really didn’t care about the ad money. I had just checked the box to include them when building the blog part initially.