Some of my readers (and I suspect very few) may have noticed the two small ads at the bottom of the left navigation on this site. They’re gone now and there’s a big reason for it – the slow speed the pages were loading. Blogsnob from Pheedo is a great idea. As an ad network for blogs, you promote your blog through the network for free by simply displayed other free blog ads. You receive credits for every ad your site displays and then those credits are used to display your ads. Now I didn’t expect to see tremendous traffic from this, so the low click through rate wasn’t my biggest concern. What prompted me to remove them was the fact that the ads were holding up my page load time. The Blogsnob ads were slowing my page loading to a crawl. My unscientific tests had them delaying a full page load by over 10 seconds after half of the other content loaded. This is wholly unacceptable and since I was getting very little traffic from them, it’s goodbye Blogsnob.