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Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users - 9to5Google
An example of the problems you get when one company effectively controls the browser market. Remember, due to video DRM, Chrome effectively ISN'T open source.
opensource  google  evil  advertising  web  browsers  chrome  via:reddit  firefox 
may 2019 by mcherm
New Parents Complain Amazon Baby-Registry Ads Are Deceptive - WSJ
Amazon is now the third largest online ad platform. And they use deception, like allowing advertisers to insert entries into a customer's baby gift registry.
darkpatterns  advertising  amazon  evil  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Podcast Advertising: $51,975 Spent. Here's What We Learned
Podcasts are incredibly wide-reaching (44% of US population has listened). Advertising on podcasts can be expensive and difficult, and drives awareness more than generating leads. Have the host speak for themselves, not read ad copy. Consider smaller podcasts with great fit.
advertising  marketing  podcast  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
What Does It Take To Be A “Bestselling Author”? $3 and 5 Minutes. | Observer
Amazon updates their bestseller lists in tiny increments like 5 minutes and allows self-published books. So you can be a number one best selling author (in some category) for about $3.
amazon  advertising  books  publishing  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
Towards a bra-free Instagram experience – Lauren Hallden – Medium
"Dear Instagram: I'm a woman and I don't want all my advertising to be skinny half-naked women hawking bras.
instagram  via:HackerNews  advertising 
january 2018 by mcherm
Samsung is adding new obtrusive ads to your old smart TV - The Verge
To make more money, after a few years send an update to people's TVs that starts showing ads.
evil  samsung  tv  via:reddit  advertising 
november 2016 by mcherm
HTTPS Results in 7% Google AdX Revenue Drop | Rome2rio Blog
Some advertisers don't support HTTPS so ad revenue dropped 7% when they switched to https-only.
advertising  google  ssl  via:HackerNews 
may 2016 by mcherm
Give Google Contributor a try
There's a way you can pay Google to replace ads for yourself with something else of your choice; the money still flows to the websites. I should try it (and look at the report afterward).
google  advertising  internet 
september 2015 by mcherm
Phil's blawg (Facebook CPC - Don't Waste Your Money)
Another careful analysis: Facebook ads are a waste of your money.
advertising  facebook 
april 2014 by mcherm
Whatever goes up, that’s what we do
Facebook's new design (he claims) was way better... so much better that people didn't have to wander around trying to find the stuff that it missed. And so there was less advertising revenue. Leave it, or fix? That's a culture test, and Facebook decided to revert to the old news feed.
facebook  ethics  via:HackerNews  webdesign  advertising 
march 2014 by mcherm
Facebook's Advertising Is Starting To Spiral Out Of Control - Forbes
Facebook has too much advertising -- it's filling most of the page.
facebook  advertising  via:reddit 
july 2013 by mcherm
Founder's Blog - Jitbit: Google Search is only 18% Search
Most of Google's search results page is covered in adds and other junk.
google  search  advertising  via:HackerNews 
september 2012 by mcherm
1,532 days without a code change. How a pet project that hasn't been touched in over four years still gets daily signups. - Ryan Detzel
Unbelievable! He just left a side project running for > 4 years then noticed one day that it was still running and he was getting 130+ new signups each day!
startup  programming  advertising  via:HackerNews 
july 2012 by mcherm
How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did - Forbes
Target can tell from purchases that you're pregnant and when the due date is. Sending baby coupons freaks people out. Send them with lawnmower coupons (so they seem random) and people use them.
privacy  via:twitter  advertising 
february 2012 by mcherm
Ads Implant False Memories | Wired Science |
Advertisements with video and images create false memories.
via:HackerNews  brain  memory  wired  advertising 
may 2011 by mcherm
fíam » Your content is distracting your users from the ads
Web app broke so it had no content. Ad clickthrough went through the roof.
advertising  webdesign  via:HackerNews 
october 2010 by mcherm
License Agreement for a Public Park - Boing Boing
HSBC bank runs a park for a day (nice, clever marketing promotion). They plaster it with an incredibly long "license agreement" to set foot in the park (not nice, not clever, and really bad marketing).
shrinkwrap  law  contractlaw  eula  banking  advertising  via:boingboing 
july 2009 by mcherm
How to foil Google and save advertising -
Everyone hates advertising in general. But people will rave about their favorite ad. Advertisers should exploit this effect.
february 2009 by mcherm
Seth's Blog: Do ads work?
Simple observation: if you can accurately measure the return from an ad, and it's greater than the cost, shouldn't you buy as many of them as you can? After all, it's free money!
marketing  advertising  SethGodin 
january 2009 by mcherm
A very well done piece of advertising. Unfortunately, only typography wonks will get the jokes... but they're really funny. It animates the character of "Max Kerning" who is... never mind: just watch it yourself.
typography  advertising  funny 
november 2008 by mcherm
Teach the Controversy - Intelligently designed (t-shirts)
The perfect response to intelligent design proponents. I found this site through an ad.
science  humor  creationism  advertising 
september 2008 by mcherm
A subset of javascript which is safely sandboxed. There are automated tools for identifying this, for instance, you could require that ads conform to this subset to run on your site. See also Google Caja.
programming  webdevelopment  xss  advertising  javascript  security  browsers  capabilities 
september 2008 by mcherm
Redeye VC: Microsoft/Yahoo - let the exodus begin
Really interesting way of collecting data on how the employees at a company actually feel about it: track clickthrough on ads for new jobs. This person reviewed the Microsoft and Yahoo attitudes after the announcement of the acquisition plans.
Microsoft  yahoo  advertising 
february 2008 by mcherm
Is the Tipping Point Toast? -- Duncan Watts -- Trendsetting
The theory of super-connected trendsetters (which has captivated advertisers for years) may be false according to this scientific investigation via simulations of network interactions and via cool live person experiments.
marketing  advertising  communication  science 
january 2008 by mcherm
Bad Math Among eBook Enthusiasts
Article claims books will never be financed by advertising.
advertising  blogging  writing 
december 2007 by mcherm
How Ads Really Work: Superfans and Noobs | fortuitous
Web sites have two kinds of visitors: newbies, and regulars. Regulars don't click on ads. So show the ads to newbies, but not to regulars: increases your click-through rate, and also makes the regulars happy. Very interesting idea.
blogentry  webdesign  advertising 
june 2007 by mcherm
Ned Batchelder: IntelliTxt
Ned Blatchelder (and my comments) on IntelliTxt.
personal_net  blogentry  advertising 
january 2007 by mcherm

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