I am very happy to report that I am currently seeing no ads...
Lets Get MGoPersonal: What ads are popping up for you on the front page?
I had one for the movie "Man of the House" with JTT and Chevy Chase to purchase it on Amazon for $1.99. I was tempted.
You want to hear something funny? There used to be a MSU troll (azfootballfan) that posted on the mlive UofM board. He once posted a screen shot of MGoBlog with an ad on the top that was for an MSU site to purchase MSU tickets here, and he was saying how obsessed MGoBlog is with MSU. The idiot obviously didn't know how internet advertising works.
Hotel ads for hilton and radisson...since those were the last two hotels i stayed in last trip it all makes sense
My ad blocker keeps me from seeing any ads at all. I know, I'm boring... :(
I use an ad blocker too, but I turn it off for this site because I would like for Brian to get money and keep this thing going. It's pretty easy to set an exception on most ad blockers, you should do it for sites that you want to support (like this one).
Even knowing how advertising works, it never really occured to me that my Adblock could be detrimental to the blog. Thank you, I'll be turning on my exception now, but only for Mgoblog. :)
I have REI and bank of america adds currently.
Ditto REI, and an NCAA13 ad for some odd reason. I also had the hot girl tshirt ad yesterday, and now M womens BBall ad...
Now that is target marketing!
I ordered my wife some stuff from Victoria's Secret for Christmas. Now I get Victoria's Secret ads. In other words...
EVERYONE GO BUY SOMETHING FROM THE VICTORIA'S SECRET WEBSITE RIGHT NOW.
Yup. Vicky's Secret on mine too. Also the Magic Bullet on Amazon.com, which is not as exciting as you would think. We also get two of every mail item from Victoria's Secret somehow. I've always said that good things always come in sets...
Yep, that's one of the better ones.
I get hot chicks wearing funny t-shirts a lot.
You buy one hot chick wearing a t-shirt, and they profile you forever.
So is there a reason there are hot chicks without t-shirts showing up for me?
I am jealous, I love those.
You can have mine cus I hate them. Weird lookin girls in men's underwear and tshirts do not encourage clicks from me.
Perhaps a scantily clad picture of Denard would rev your engine?
Same. I get these all the time. And I've never search for or purchased a funny t-shirt, so I have no idea where this comes from.
Neither have I, but I think there are companies that sell to mostly college guys, and a sports blog is probably a good place to catch a lot of them. Same reason we used to get those near-pornographic video game ads.
One is fairly mundane from bowl trip search, but got lucky with the other from a grocery delivery service and seems to fit right in with the trip
She could talk me into two free nights at the Hyatt.
With these hot Russians wanting to be my friend. All they requested was my credit card info. That is all my wife asks from me all the time as well.
Piperlime. Cole Haan. And yes, Vicky's Secret (the girlfriend visits that website, I reap the rewards).
I work in the auto industry and read online often (Car and Driver, Automobile mag, Autoblog) thus my ads are currently Jaguar and Best Buy, but I'll get Jeep, Audi, VW, and lots of car ads
where there used to be quotes where the user information is now. for example (had to do some searching for these bad boys);
"Brian has all the warmth of a saber-toothed tiger" -Assistant Coach, Men's tennis.<-- pretty spot on.
"The naysayer's Bible" - Tom Beaver
or my personal favorite
"[Brian] the Lloyd Carr of the blogosphere"
"Not exactly a rock of journalistic credibility- NYT"
I remember those. One about Brian, something to the effect of "he's a douchebag, but he's a smart douchebag." I think it was from a Notre Dame site.
Come to think of it, they would know all about douchebags.
Because I just checked my 401(k) and Roth balances on MorganStanley, Discover has taken on the duty of trying to sell me a credit card in the sidebar so I can exhaust said balances. Where is ChopBlock's avatar when you need it?
Thank you for calling USA Prime Credit, my name Peggy. Please hold.
This I think would be the perfect thread to ask this question that's been on my mind for hte past year or so. So these ads that this website supports; they're obviosuly based on the cookies or whatever concept in one's own computer. When we click on an advertisement, from THIS website, how much does the owner of said website/person who allows the ads to exist here, net? How many "clicks" or whatever add up to be something substantial? If I clicked on the Piperlime advertisement, say 100 times, over the next 5 minutes, would that be a "nice" gain for Guys who run this place or would that even register as more than negligible?
Did I phrase my questions well enough?
Seth can answer this question in a matter of seconds but i do remember him mentioning a while back that they get some kind of credit each time we click on the ads? I guess I should probably know this by now . . .
Right. I think I remember Brian writing about this concept a while back, This isn't the only website that utilizes advertising, obviously, and I guess I've started to get curious as to how the advertising "game" and the "need moar clicks" generation really works.
Thanks for the info. My wife is actually due next Wednesday and we still need to buy a new monitor. Might have to check those out.
Definitely. These things are worth every penny. Plus they appear to be on sale at Albee Baby at the moment! http://www.albeebaby.com/summer-infant-bestview-digital-color-video-baby-monitor.html
And congratulations! I hope all goes just as planned with no complications. Be sure to update us.
Awesome! Thanks again. And thank you for the well wishes.
We also had one we were very happy with, made by Fisher Price - also night vision camera, the whole works, but I think ours was in the $100 range. They have them at Baby's R Us, I'm pretty sure that's where we got it.
I've got four going on right now (other than the UGP ad, which we switched up today). Ads scaled down to fit in window:
1. There's a new ad network (Fan vs. Fan) that launches an hour from whenever I can flag down Brian this afternoon as a test run. It's not always AdSense ads that you see--we're trying a few different ones right now.
2. Marawatch in two spots rotating six creatives:
By the way I drew all of those.
3. Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia (in certain zip codes)
This is the one where Upchurch and I went to the store and took tons of pics then I built the ads. See if you can pick out what I'm doing with the second one here with the beat...
4. The Michigan Daily has a small campaign going on for their new book.
And you bust my balls over shamelessly plugging something. At least the site I plug costs nothing but your time to look at it.
But you bespoke it nicely Seth.
But that site doesn't pay MGoBlog either.
I'm gonna keep bustin' them balls till you buckle and start advertising with us (plus I figured a little public ball-bustin' would generate a few hits among the curious).
The blog has bespoken.
AA Sports Memorabilia Store ad - nicely done with the beat and the GO BLUE at the end!
I hear what you did there with that second ad. Nice.
LEGO (YES!) and Chromebook. Looks like Google knows I'm in the market for a new laptop/internet device and wants to sell me on their own product.
LEGO. No bewbs.
This is all free, after all.
I am getting Am-Ex and Legos. Boring, boring, boring.
Now, it has been switched up to Great Wolf ads, because the kids want me to spend $279 per night on a room again apparently.
We need to get Air Asia to do sidebar ads that will appear on this site...
I'm getting the watch and MBA program ads - UNC and MSU are the two most common.
I keep getting Emory's Goizueta school.
I have no idea why since I have never bought one. Not a big fan since I usually view from work and the pics are not that appropriate. Like girl in a tishirt and just underwear bottoms.
Looks like I'm a LSU Tigers fan! Woo-woo how bout that Honey Badger.
I'm calling Target about that one. I've seen that ad a million times now (and got confused with an EA Sports ad we ran earlier this year) and didn't register that it was them until now. I mean if we're all seeing it all the time it'd be way cheaper for them to buy direct.
A Mastercard priceless Paris campaign. A Campanile Hotel/Restaurant Joyeaux Hiver campaign. A Converse sneakers are nice, shoes are naughty (did I repeat that right cause it doesn't make sense to me?). And the Mara Watch.
How do I cut paste an add? Clicking on it doesn't seem to work.
How are you capturing the ad images? When I right-click, shows as flash and can't copy.
1. Dunkin Donuts "Dunkin K-Cup Packs K-OuntDDown" (don't know why, I don't drink coffee or eat many donuts)
2. Westin Hotels and Resorts (makes sense - I travel a ton and am Hilton Gold, Marriott Silver, and SPG Gold; and United Platinum)
3. LinkedIn ads for Compensation Trends, and Diversity & Inclusion. (makes sense, as I'm in this industry)
Upon posting, got ads for InterContinental Hotels Group and MasterCard Priceless Chicago - Bon Jovi concert.
On my work laptop, still on XP with IE8. Supposed to be upgrading to Win7 Enterprise sometime in 2013.
... either the internet is catering to my manly style, or the internet thinks I need to work on improving my manly style. Not sure which.
Lots and lots of Batman suits.
Sur La Table for Nespresso machines, and Google Nexus 7 tablets.
Also, random Qatar Airways ads; booking a trip to Seychelles via Emirates & Dubai. Like the idea of Dubai layover as opposed to a Doha one.
MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach Vietnam, where there be exotic white chicks with pink peacock feather hats.
are you in Korea?
I got an ad for the Ford F-150 and a promo for the movie Ted. I have no idea why.
...for the Recaro child's safety seat I recently bought for my youngest.
And a strange SBNation/Marines combo right now, I keep getting these Filipina love connection ads.
Which is weird because I haven't gotten a mail order bride in over a year.
Thanks to this site I know what my girlfriend is getting me for Christmas.
...and thanks to what i got my wife for Chanukah I'm still getting a billion shoe ads.
I just got this:
Merry XMas to me!
Last week, I was getting ND memorablia ads. Would have been pissed off except I knew that Brian et al had nothing to do with it. When I was in Turkey in the fall, I got a bunch of Green Card ads.