Relevant Banner Ads?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by BlimeyCabrio, May 15, 2009.

  1. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    3,532
    2,896
    113
    Professional Facilitator and Alignment Consultant
    Holly Springs, NC
    Ratings:
    +2,896 / 0 / -0
    On the, um, Not Alliance of Motoring site this AM, when I pull up new posts I'm greeted with this banner ad....

    [​IMG]

    I mean.... WTF?
     
  2. donaldj

    donaldj New Member

    May 5, 2009
    20
    1
    0
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    I don't make enough to be a sugar daddy. And unfortunately, girls don't seem to want a "high fructose corn syrup" daddy. :nonod:
     
  3. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
    25,144
    10,033
    113
    Writer
    Short North
    Ratings:
    +10,050 / 0 / -0
    That was not here? That was on "that other site"?

    I didn't sell out "that" fast!!
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Apr 23, 2009
    12,156
    3,162
    113
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +3,164 / 0 / -0
    Nathan, get some more coffee and then read Paul's post again.....the "Not Alliance of Motoring" site.....

    (by the way, well done Paul)
     
  5. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
    25,144
    10,033
    113
    Writer
    Short North
    Ratings:
    +10,050 / 0 / -0
    I'm still on the first pot....sorry...paranoid.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Apr 23, 2009
    12,156
    3,162
    113
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +3,164 / 0 / -0
    :D Just saw a rare opportunity to yank your chain.
     
  7. FranticFreddy

    FranticFreddy Drive-N-Eat
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    435
    325
    63
    Some Where between here and there.
    Ratings:
    +328 / 0 / -0
    Hay, Whats wrong with being a "high fructose corn syrup" daddy??? I work hard to maintain that classification.!!
     
  8. PGT

    PGT Wheel Whore

    May 4, 2009
    781
    7
    18
    Federal Gov Contracting
    Leesburg VA
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    like the old joke of a man asking a woman of she'd sleep with him for ten million dollars . "of course!" she answers. He goes on to ask her "would you for $500?". She gets offended and asks "what do you think I am?". He answers "we already established that, we are negotiating the price!"
     
  9. AllBlack05S

    AllBlack05S New Member

    May 18, 2009
    66
    0
    0
    Selling Harley parts worldwide
    Bartlett, Il
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I got a pm on that other site. still waiting for the ads to stop loading so the pm is visible. clicked it at 9 p.m.
     
  10. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    3,532
    2,896
    113
    Professional Facilitator and Alignment Consultant
    Holly Springs, NC
    Ratings:
    +2,896 / 0 / -0
    And today's installment on the Not Alliance of Motoring site.... almost every page comes up with an ad for AllDataDIY.... never mind that they don't actually offer the service for MINIs....
     
  11. nabeshin

    nabeshin New Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    409
    1
    0
    Lincoln, NE
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    What was the ad about? I don't see them with adblock, they don't even load actually.
     
  12. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    3,532
    2,896
    113
    Professional Facilitator and Alignment Consultant
    Holly Springs, NC
    Ratings:
    +2,896 / 0 / -0
    alldatadiy.com.... see, it worked... I posted a url here and Nathan isn't even getting paid for it.... :lol:

    ALLDATA's diy'er subscription service for online manuals, tech bulletins, etc.... except that BMW/MINI doesn't play with them... since BMW has their own competitive service...
     
  13. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
    25,144
    10,033
    113
    Writer
    Short North
    Ratings:
    +10,050 / 0 / -0
    That is cause I keep the advertising relevant to the site when ever possible. Sure, I could of placed huge Google ad banners and blocks all over but I'm not trying to eek out every possible dollar from every square pixel of screen space. This site is for you, the MINI Enthusiast, first and foremost.

    That Google block there to the left...it made just enough in June to cover the hosting costs and get a $0.49 Coke from my local QT with a few pennies to spare.
     
  14. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
    Lifetime Supporter

    May 4, 2009
    3,532
    2,896
    113
    Professional Facilitator and Alignment Consultant
    Holly Springs, NC
    Ratings:
    +2,896 / 0 / -0
    We love you, Nathan. Well done.

    Today, the other site has GM banners all over it. Yippee.
     
  15. Vernon29RW

    Vernon29RW New Member

    May 22, 2009
    115
    3
    0
    Pat-Med, NY
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    yeah I was going to say, for a while now I've seen Chevy Malibu ads on display there.....how does that make any sense??? I think the Established Men ad is more relative to a Mini forum then a Chevy ad?? LOL

    Steve

    HAHA just went over "there" to see what banner add there was today and on the sidebar for Google Ads there is a link for the Suzuki SX4 :eek:ut: which if you recall in the commercial directly compares itself to the Mini by saying "The Suzuki SX4 is 'Mightier than the Mini' " :lol: :lol: talk about not belonging there!! :rolleyes5:
     
  16. Steve

    Steve Administrator
    Staff Member Articles Moderator

    Apr 23, 2009
    12,156
    3,162
    113
    Maryland, USA
    Ratings:
    +3,164 / 0 / -0
    That "Sx4 MINI Cooper" ad is a little different. Suzuki pays Google $$ to target MINI Cooper-specific traffic and sites, so it will show up from time to time mixed in with a batch of other small ads in the "Ads by Google" box on most MINI sites.....which is why you'll see it here too.

    I sorta like that one though. Face it, we all get some perverted enjoyment from deriding the "Mightier than the MINI" ads on TV, and I figure any member of a site like this one is never going to be lured by it anyway so it's harmless. Of course the folks at Suzuki know someone who's just starting to sniff around for info on MINIs might unknowingly click on an ad titled "Sx4 MINI Cooper" and might be just dumb enough to buy into the propaganda, and that's why they pay Google to run them.
     
  17. Vernon29RW

    Vernon29RW New Member

    May 22, 2009
    115
    3
    0
    Pat-Med, NY
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    yeah i guess that is different than the banner ads, and i do realize its not exactly "harmful". Its just funny too see SX4 ads on a Mini site, talk about deliberate advertising! sheesh
     
  18. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

    Mar 30, 2009
    25,144
    10,033
    113
    Writer
    Short North
    Ratings:
    +10,050 / 0 / -0
    #18 Nathan, Jul 3, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2009
    To me the real issue is that many of the established vendors over on "that other site" are the ones taking it in the chin. The new banners IB allows from Google Adwords are larger and run in a more frequent rotation. You can refresh 20-25 times and not get a banner from one of the vendors that helped grow that site. To me thats a slap in the face to those that were there all along. I may not be a true born and raised Texan but I sure do understand "you dance with them that brung ya".
     
  19. PGT

    PGT Wheel Whore

    May 4, 2009
    781
    7
    18
    Federal Gov Contracting
    Leesburg VA
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0 / -0
    I thought it was "All hat, no cattle"
     
  20. Deviant

    Deviant Banned

    Apr 23, 2009
    578
    2
    0
    Student
    Southern IL
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    The thing I'm most hung up on is that you got a Coke for $0.49, it seems even the cans are $0.75 and up these days.
     

Share This Page