As adamant at Jeremy has been in the past about the commercialization of geocaching, I cannot believe that he is now stooping to Google ads on his website. I know through personal experience that he is very proud of his website and its gravity; he charges mightily and imposes heavy restrictions on accepted advertising. He has always been very concerned about the appearance of gc.com.
So why are we looking at those implorable, ugly Google ads plastered all over what was an attractive and professional website? Is this another ploy to get people to purchase an upgraded membership? Do the ads disappear with a premium membership? Is it a case of you can pay him now or you can pay him later? Is the staff growing so fast that he can't afford to pay the non-volunteers?