Tag Archives: advertising

Twitter Ads: Magpie “offers” Scoble “up to” $30,646 per month to run Magpie.


There’s a lot of buzz about Magpie, the new Twitter based advertising system that matches up twitter folks and those who follow them with advertisers.  Jeremiah O has a good test and expresses reservations that Magpie is “self diminishing” and … Continue reading

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Obama and McCain click ads throttled by Google?


This just in from the Google click advertising confusion department.   It appears Google is severely throttling the number of clicks they allow to  publishers  for the key terms “Barack Obama” and “John McCain”.  I don’t understand why they’d do this … Continue reading

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Google: Typosquatting for dollars. 32,000,000 of them


Google is helping to monetize interenet search misspellings, a technique that is estimated to make them 32-50 million per year.   It has also brought them a lawsuit from Edelman, the massive advertising consultancy who has no less than Wal-Mart as … Continue reading

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Facebook tells me I’m overweight – this is *good* targeted advertising?


Logging into Facebook I was assaulted presented with an advertisement featuring a picture of an incredibly fit fellow’s chiseled abdomen with the caption “48 YR OLD Overweight?”…. I suppose I should be thankful this was not a picture of a … Continue reading

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Scoblegate? No – Scobleizer ads are NOT a sellout.


Mike Arrington, hanging in Davos with the global power elite, has a great title today with “Scoble Sells Out“, a fake jab at his pal Robert Scoble who is finally putting ads on his hugely popular blog (and is also lounging in Davos with the … Continue reading

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When Targeted Advertising … ATTACKS…


HEY!  I’m just sitting here minding my New Years’ business when suddenly this Google ad pops up in my face at Gmail.  Sometimes these targeted ads … hurt my feelings! Are You Ugly? – Are-You-Ugly.com – Just an Average Joe? … Continue reading

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Google adsense discouraged quality content, Google knol is trying to fix that.


Google knol is a promising development in online information, where “experts” will write concise, authoritative articles on many topics and the community will rank and comment on those articles.   It may be a great way to combine quality content with social … Continue reading

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