Lets Get MGoPersonal: What ads are popping up for you on the front page?

Submitted by profitgoblue on December 14th, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Since its a slow Friday afternoon and the strangest ad just popped up on my front page, I was curious as to what you all are seeing on your front pages courtesy of the Google ad engine.  Cut and paste what you're seeing to the left of this thread.  I think it might lead to some interesting conversations.  Here's what I just saw on mine:

  Click here to find out more!

(I have absolutely no idea how this ad relates to any Google searches I've done recently but I clicked on in anyway in hopes that it helps the site somehow.  If anyone is looking to get a technical degree, this one sounds pretty cool.  Probably not really useful unless you live near a large body of water, but cool nonetheless.) 



December 14th, 2012 at 4:46 PM ^

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.


December 14th, 2012 at 4:53 PM ^

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).


December 14th, 2012 at 4:21 PM ^

I ordered my wife some stuff from Victoria's Secret for Christmas. Now I get Victoria's Secret ads. In other words...



December 15th, 2012 at 2:52 AM ^

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...


December 14th, 2012 at 4:30 PM ^

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


December 14th, 2012 at 4:42 PM ^

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"


December 14th, 2012 at 4:44 PM ^

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?


December 14th, 2012 at 4:49 PM ^

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? 


December 14th, 2012 at 4:50 PM ^

I can't get this off my sidebar now.  That said, if you have infants or toddlers, the Summer Infant video monitor is the beat-all of baby monitors.  Video camera with night vision.  Its well-worth the $200 - ours has lasted over 3 years now!


December 14th, 2012 at 4:59 PM ^

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:

URL: http://www.wolverinescollection.com

By the way I drew all of those.

3. Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia (in certain zip codes)

URL: http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/ann-arbor-sports-memorabilia-shop


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.

URL: http://book.michigandaily.com/