Feedback Box: Ads Here - Ads There

Sep 9, 2005 • 8:27 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Blog Administration

Many of you probably notice the addition of contextual ads to this site. The primary reason is to test out YPN versus Google AdSense. Yesterday, I was able to set up a method to dynamically rotate between contextual networks, and I am testing both YPN and Google AdSense, and two flavors of each. I hope they are not too annoying, but if they are, let me know by commenting here or emailing me at

In addition, I have been experimenting with Google AdSense in the RSS Feeds. I have put the AdSense in every 3rd entry for the abstract entries and every entry for the full entries. This week, I switched to FeedBurner's advertiser, to test that out. I plan on testing YPN's version, if and when it comes out as well. I expect some of you to be annoyed by it. So again, please let me know by commenting here or emailing me at

Ultimately, I see all rss feeds containing ads of some sort. RSS is like how the Web first was, clean of ads. But, they too, one day will be commercialized. It is sad, but I see that happening. Not sure if I will keep them here or not. Hence the feedback request.

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John Mueller

09/09/2005 01:46 pm

I'm pulling the full feeds, but I always get the exact same ad each and every time (, "Why overpay for broadband?" from verizon. Is that the only one geotargeting me (that would be stange, based in Switzerland I can't get verizon broadband)? Or a bug? Are they supposed to match the content in the RSS feed or the site in general?

Barry Schwartz

09/09/2005 02:11 pm

That is the FeedBurner ad, it is not contextual. They asked me to test it out for them for a little while. So I am. It will change in the next week or two. Sorry for boring you with those.

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