Open to ads on your blog?

In: Blogging

23 Nov 2004

If you’re open to advertisements on your blog, the enterprising Jeremy Wright is looking to gather a, um, gathering of bloggers (GOB, usage mine) for an informal blog advertising network.

The story goes something like this:

Jeremy knows advertisers. Advertisers want to put ads on other blogs (other then Jeremy’s, that is). Jeremy gets bright idea. Jeremy posts on blog. Now he’s aiming for 50 bloggers for a combined 10 million pageviews a month. Advertisers pay bloggers for ad spots. Everybody’s happy because we took out the middleman ad networks (and replaced it with Jeremy, who should be a lesser evil ;-)).

I’m pretty sure Jeremy will take a fair cut for his work and he should be able to get higher prices for ads. Frankly, I don’t think I want to do BlogAds anymore, because of those annoying pictures that advertisers keep changing and because they pay late and take a 20% cut. If this goes well, we should get nicer looking, unobtrusive ads. These ads pay for my VPS hosting but recently I’ve been tempted to approve more ads than the number that actually covers hosting. Gah I feel like a sneaky sell-out, though I probably needn’t be, because if I’m not wrong, most of you would be reading via RSS aggregators. Show of hands, how many of you hate the ads here? How many don’t care?

Ah I digress… So, if you’re looking for a little something to pay for hosting or earn a little pocket money, why not hook up with Jeremy by writing him an email.

11 Responses to Open to ads on your blog?

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Michael Greene

November 24th, 2004 at 2pm

I don’t mind the ads, and don’t know why anyone would. I’m about half and half RSS vs. actual visits.

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Martey

November 24th, 2004 at 3pm

Even though most of my reading is through RSS, I have used the Adblock extension so I do not see any ads. Therefore, it will not affect me if you add more.

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butterbear

November 24th, 2004 at 4pm

They suck and spoil the look of your page. UGLY!!!! what about having them in a popup? Would they still pay you for pop up space?

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Then Wolf

November 24th, 2004 at 5pm

Hmm, I always Adblock and ads… although I can’t do it to yours :P

Everyone is making up ‘Gathering Of’ names…

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Percept

November 25th, 2004 at 12am

Putting more ad’s on your blog wouldn’t be selling out … you provide great info on a variaty of subjects. People should realise it takes timeand effort to maintain a website (blog or not) and a little compensation can help to stay extra motivated.

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David Chen

November 25th, 2004 at 1am

I do not mind ads if they are not too annoying. I even click on some ads if they’re on sites that I enjoy. But they seem like a necessary evil. They don’t have to be though. There’s one type of ad that I actually like: ones personally approved by the site owner. Gruber on daringfireball.net does this, and I’m actually interested in clicking on the ad because personal recommendations are a useful service. The trick is how to get people whose stuff you like to pay you to advertise…

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Then Wolf

November 25th, 2004 at 5pm

To me an ad is a waste of space, I never buy anything online, or if I do, its from somewhere I know about already.

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Vidar

November 25th, 2004 at 6pm

Well, since you asked, I think its a bad idea. At least for most sites which are strictly personal. Would you like to have people pinning ads on you?
Even though you might say this isnt an entirely good point seeing as how some people dress, but thats another story.

Besides, some sites just dont get traffic no matter what, so the ad would just rot there and look out of context with the rest of the site.

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calmone

November 26th, 2004 at 7pm

I think text ads (like google’s) make sense, and only if you have high traffic. Banner ads are a no-go.
(btw, do you make much out of your google ads?)

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hope boy is very good boy

May 30th, 2006 at 3am

Cool site! I’ll be back. to roll grass you should be very memorizing

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stake will round unconditionally

May 30th, 2006 at 4am