Spartan football ads on mgoblog

Submitted by mxair23 on August 12th, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Can someone please inform me as to why in the hell we have Spartan football advertisements on mgoblogs site? Is the site that hard up for money? Or is it some sarcastic joke that I fail to understand?



August 12th, 2011 at 11:31 AM ^

Its probably got more to do with Google Adsense. The program basically throws ads on a site for individual users based on previous site views, so if you look at Spartan related things a lot they are going to pop up to you more.


August 12th, 2011 at 11:33 AM ^

I believe the ads are "Google ads," so they take your past browsing experiences to advertise products related to what you have searched for. Basically it's personalized advertising, so what do you look at on a regular basis?


August 12th, 2011 at 11:44 AM ^

It also takes into account page and site content and who has purchased ad space. It probably doesn't help that people keep bringing them up in comments. Plus, Michigan probably hasn't purchased ad space because they don't need to while, so Google is settling for the next best thing when "Michigan" and "Football" appear 50,000 times for each page load.


August 12th, 2011 at 11:55 AM ^

You've read previews of UM vs MSU, this site has a Kirk Cousin's thing down in mgolicious, and odds are you read B1G news which includes MSU.  Thus like it or not, you do have MSU in your cache.  Heck simply calling up a recruiting profile where both UM and MSU have offered puts MSU in your browsing history.  

I keep getting credit card ads and ads in Korean.  I think Google wants me to max out a few cards on international airfare.  


August 12th, 2011 at 11:40 AM ^

Some of the ads that have appeared relate to recent Google searches I performed.  So if you're getting MSU ads, I suggest you stop Googling MSU and/or posting anything about MSU on the Board.

/s, but not really



August 12th, 2011 at 11:52 AM ^

Can someone please inform me as to why in the hell we have Carnival Ads on here?  The prices are incredibly low, but I don't like crowds or food poisoning.

Also, why is Embassy Suites advertising food.  You're a hotel Embassy Suites, put your hand down.


August 12th, 2011 at 11:57 AM ^

The ads are tailored to what is being talked about on the site. So, for instance, you posting this topic on the board makes a State ad more likely to show up on this site. So essentially you are helping cause the ads.


August 12th, 2011 at 12:21 PM ^

It's impressive and depressing that simply seeing an ad for something MSU works you up to the point that you have to complain about it to the whole internet. Chill out, man. Do you go around spraypainting people's yards blue too?


August 12th, 2011 at 12:54 PM ^

People complain about EVERYTHING daily on this board and yet you are still surprised. Sparty doesn't upset wife and family are spartans. I see it everywhere I go must I have to see it on the one place I seek solitude?!


August 12th, 2011 at 12:31 PM ^

To start I have never seen a Spartan ad on mgoblog, but I know they exist since we play them every year.  Also, last year every time I went to Subway they had point of sell Spartan promotions that said something like, buy a Subway meal, and buy a football ticket, get a free ticket. Then I was once on a family member’s computer during football season who is a Spartan. The only ads were for penis enlargement, erectile dysfunction, and pleas to buy Spartan Football tickets. From that moment on I understood his anger was not directed at me. Can you imagine the personal hell he is living as a Spartan Fan?


August 12th, 2011 at 12:51 PM ^

I welcome the spartan ads on this website.  It should be an absolute waste of advertising dollars flowing into Brian's pocket.  It's not like anyone from this site would actual purchase anything that would benefit MSU and it shows a lack of business sense for MSU and their decision makers.


August 12th, 2011 at 12:52 PM ^

It is my understanding that every time you click an ad, the company who owns that add gets charged a certain fee.  Feel free to correct me, but if that's the case I think that every time this add pops up, we should click, and for the love of God don't buy anything there.  That way Brian get's some pocket change, and the MSU Athletic Dept. gets a big fat bill.


August 12th, 2011 at 12:59 PM ^

don't really care for sparty ads and don't think he is making a big deal out of it.  Mgoblog is peppered with Maize and Blue for a reason.  So when I see a green banner at the top of the page, it sort of just gives me a sick feeling. 

It does however make me laugh to see them with an advertisement on Mgoblog.  Makes you question their Basket Weaving(business) school.  Great way to spend advertising $$.  If we advertise there, we can get all the Wolverine fans to become sparty fans.




August 12th, 2011 at 1:18 PM ^

I saw the more Spartan ads the better.  And you should click on each on.  Let those dumb bastards pay for ads that will have zero effect.


August 12th, 2011 at 1:42 PM ^

The ads come up based on automated content analysis. It's not like we have someone going and selling ads to MSU. Michigan State is buying ads from an agency that puts it onto sites based on what people are talking about on that site, and also what individual users tend to look at, click on, etc. The advertiser gets to pick what keywords and stuff they want.

The reason MSU stuff comes up so often is twofold:

1. "Michigan" and "state" are said a lot on here.

2. MSU's core market is people who are obsessed with Michigan.

steve wooderson

August 12th, 2011 at 3:00 PM ^

That jagoff's magical mystery tour is about to come to an abrupt end.

Then it will be back to normal in Spartyland, as they'll be selling discounted tickets at all Quality Dairy stores to get 60,000 losers in the stands.