Posts Tagged ‘ad’

If You Click on the Google Ad More, I’ll Remove It Quicker

Monday, September 14th, 2009

If the last couple months of advertising via Google AdSense and Amazon Affiliates has taught me anything, it’s that I made $0 with Amazon and around $20 / month with Google (on around 25,000 page views each month). Not exactly stellar. Especially considering Google doesn’t pay out till your account reaches $100. Interesting to think that Google might actually be making it’s billions by an accounting trick or two where they get to earn interest on my account credit balance for months (potentially years for some). Multiple by a couple million websites and it’s no wonder they are making out like bandits. The real money in the ad-supported business model seems revolve around actual high-value ad placement which usually requires an ad account rep. Something I’m not about to spring for, nor do I have extra time to act as. So help me remove the stupid banner ads by clicking on them (just once per reader, please). When my Google account reads $100, I’ll cash it out and remove the top image ad. Or you could buy me a beer via the “Donate” button 😉

Nature Conservancy Ad with Map

Friday, September 11th, 2009

[Editor’s note: This membership solicitation from the Nature Conservancy creates an Americas globe out of the negative space in a field of “it’s not my problem, yet” text. Looks like a magazine ad, not sure where I scanned it from last month.]


IBM Tag Cloud Map Ad (Wash Post)

Friday, August 7th, 2009





[Editor’s note: Yesterday’s post on Travel Bermuda reminds me of this IBM ad from back in June picking up of buzz words in the U.S. capital around the Obama administration. The tags animate into the shape of a map showing the world on it’s continents on a globe.]

Republished from The Washington Post on 16 June 2009 (in the web edition).

Travel to Bermuda Ad (Wash Post)

Thursday, August 6th, 2009


[Editor’s note: This fanciful bit of advertising art pleases my (left or right?) eye. The Bermuda ad campaign is customized for several metropolitan areas.]

Republished from The Washington Post (an ad in the print edition on 2 August 2009).

Tag Cloud: Twitter Chatter During the Super Bowl (NY Times)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

[Editor’s note: The Times produced a fantastic interactive time-based tag-cloud-on-a-map showing twitter chatter across the US keyed to major events in the Super Bowl game between the Steelers and Cardinals. Several thematic channels are available. Kudos to Matthew Bloch and Shan Carter. Thanks Laris!]

Republished from The New York Times.
Orig pub date: Feb. 2, 2009.

As the Steelers and Cardinals battled on the field, Twitter users across the nation pecked out a steady stream of “tweets.” The map shows the location and frequency of commonly used words in Super Bowl related messages.

Interact with the original Flash version at New York Times . . .