Today I installed Ghostery, which is supposed to flag and block advertising trackers, analytics, and beacons. When I visited my college's homepage I found that the site used the trackers adap.tv and Trade Desk and the beacon Rocket Fuel. This alarmed me. I checked a dozen other college websites. None had any ad trackers. So...why would my school have ad trackers on its website? Am I right to feel a bit creeped out by this?
Recently I haven't been able to read anything on the web without seeing, in the "From the web" or "Related content" sections at the bottom of the page, two disgusting images that trigger my Trypophobia. I'm not going to link to the articles / images to avoid driving any more traffic to them, but one is an article on the infamous Surinam toad, the other is the one with the image of the person's knees covered in indentations from allegedly having knelt in frozen peas. Both links usually appears with some variation of the heading "You'll never believe what this!" These images are viscerally disgusting and disturbing to me, and I believe they are of course intended to be in order to drive clicks, and I want to stop seeing them (I see them on average about 3-4 times a day for the last couple of weeks.) I already use AdBlock for Google Chrome, but this doesn't block "sponsored content". Is there anything else I can do?
Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated? [more inside]
How to disable this new Facebook in-news-feed advertising? [more inside]
I'd like to earn money from my website, probably by putting ads on it, but I have no idea how to start... [more inside]
Why do people create and use viruses/spyware/malware? [more inside]
Which websites use a "buy a day in our calendar to advertise" model? I can think of Unicorn Booty and I Wear Your Shirt, and I vageuly remember one from a few years ago but can't recall now.
Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
Vanity URL—link to subfolder of brand site, or stand-alone "vanity" site? [more inside]
Do you know of any sites with home page videos introducing new concepts such as the P2 for Wordpress theme? [more inside]
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced?
What kinds of advertising options should a new internet startup offer its customers and how should they be priced? [more inside]
What are some examples of Medium-High Traffic websites that have successfully started to make money and how did they do it? [more inside]
I am looking for some good basic classes/courses in or near San Diego, California on interactive/internet marketing (metrics, e-commerce, channels, website usability, SEO, etc.). Can anyone recommend anything that ends before August '09?
Maximum online ad revenue? -newspapers can not sell an infinite amount of ads in their print newspaper because of a realistic maximum page count and circulation. are websites beholden to any such caveats? [more inside]
What are some good ways to market a website? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to buy a niche website. Is it worth it? [more inside]
I'm researching viral marketing campaigns, and I'm looking for some of the best and worst examples out there. [more inside]
What will give me the best bang for my buck to advertise a graphic novel that's horror-genre-based, but totally violates genre conventions? [more inside]
Why do I see ads for U.S. companies on British sites (like guardian.co.uk)?
How much does Internet advertising cost? I'm looking to sell some stuff online by advertising on sites like metafilter (through Indiclick, I guess) fark, collagehumor, ebaumsworld, &c. I'm just wondering how much that would cost, and what kind of clickthrough I could expect to get assuming I had a totally sweet ad for something people who visit those sites would be likely to buy. [more inside]
Know of any interesting advertisements? [more inside]
Would adding advertisements to my site generate enough earnings to even bother in the first place? [more inside]
How would you go about advertising a product online? [more inside]
I'm looking for websites with lots of adverts, or sites that have the most egregious use of online advertising. [more inside]
I'm looking to attract new advertisers for my website but don't have the time to "pound the pavement" searching for them. Does anybody know of any websites that have businesses who are looking to advertise?
So I'm getting ready to launch my own family-friendly, general interest, community discussion site, and I'm hoping to generate at least partial support from displaying ads on my site. I poked around a bit on Google's Adsense site, but does anybody know of a good intro/overview/ratings of the various options I may have available to me?
If I suddenly posted something on my website that I knew would get a ton of traffic, what would be the best way to, literally, capitalize on that traffic? If lightning struck, who would I call/partner with to make sure I got the maximum $$ possible out of all those eyeballs? Assume "selling out to the Man" would not be a concern, and further assume I would have very little time to arrange whatever the answer is. Also, assume the new higher traffic would be short-lived, a few weeks at most.
Remember any successful or noteworthy online marketing campaigns? [mo' 'nside] [more inside]
On which Chinese website should I advertise? Average Chinese websites are thought to have at least ten times bigger audience, but maybe their advertising prices are not very different. So does anyone have any idea about the most popular Chinese websites and their ad prices?
Are there 'standard' rates for text and banner advertisements? Are there any generally accepted pricing guidelines? Is there a formula a webmaster can use to determine how much they should charge for banners or text ads? What about exclusivity? (More Inside) [more inside]
I've got about 400 MB of my (as in I made it, I own it) music that I want to host somewhere. I'm willing to pay and I don't want my users seeing popups or anything like that. My html is hosted somewhere else already so I just need space for the mp3 files. Any help? I've been looking at hosting services for days and I can't find the kind of deal that I'm sure is out there.