Awkward Ad Banner

Submitted by QuarterbackU on October 5th, 2010 at 4:42 PM

Did anyone else see this on the side banner?  Awkward...



October 5th, 2010 at 4:44 PM ^

I was thinking the exact same thing, what the hell??  Whoever is in the marketing department for is wayyyy off on their key demographic information.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:49 PM ^

I had the same initial reaction.  But, if you think about it, where would you expect to see Buckeye fans?  A buckeye blog, for sure.  But, there are plenty of Buckeye fans that either come here to troll or who come here to read about their biggest rival.  Also, while the overwhelming majority of our fanbase hates OSU, there are some M fans that are just fans of the B10.


October 5th, 2010 at 5:02 PM ^

I'm sure it's more Google than  I don't think their algorithms factor in rivalries ... college football is college football.

Click on it anyway.  Makes Brian money.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:48 PM ^

There are Jon Runyan ads running over on MSU blog sites, so it's probably a keyword thing or something that causes these ads to pop up.  Either way, maybe this is more money in the pockets of the UM alumni that started Google.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:49 PM ^

I'll spare you the screenshot, but from time to time I read mgoblog on my wife's laptop.  It's fairly disconcerting to be reading about football while being served ads for maternity clothes.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:54 PM ^

This banner ad only comes up on threads with OSU or Ohio State in the title. Not a big conspiracy. I'm sure its a similar incident to the "Get a Wolverine in Office" ads on the MSU blogs.

I wanted to post about it too, but alas, not enough MGoPoints.


October 5th, 2010 at 4:57 PM ^

It's likely because of words that are used on the board.  'Ohio State' and 'Buckeyes' being pretty common.

I feel for Brian though, those ads won't generate much for click-throughs.


October 5th, 2010 at 5:16 PM ^

This ad just popped up on the side for this thread, lined up almost perfectly with the picture of the ad in the OP.  I hadn't seen it until now... see what you've done.


October 5th, 2010 at 5:16 PM ^

I thought you were going to refer to the "Asian Singles" banner that was atop the MGoBlog site.  I can only assume it was there because of his recent post.