A lost Exit78 post , recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; July 2011
I’ve been editing and updating my blog-roll, trimming some of those that have withered on the vine (i.e. stopped posting). In the process I noticed a couple of instances where context sensitive ads didn’t quite fit the content of the blog.
On a blog about professional blogging:
- “You Have 2 Secret Crushes — 2 People Want You! Find Out Who it Is – Scary How Accurate This Is.”
- “Sick Profile Graphics — Glitters, Posters, Background Codes. Pimp Your Profile Today!”
On a personal blog of a happily married lady who lives in the mountains out west:
- Asian Friends –Search 1000s of Asian Sites. 100% Free! Find The Right Site Now.
- Single thai girls — Girls and women from Thailand searching for friends
- Abraham Lincoln — Learn Little-Known Facts About The Fascinating Life of Lincoln.
- 100% Free Personals — Meet singles in your area now. We’re 100% free for everything!
In most cases, the ads do match the content very closely. Of course, a lot of the blogs I look at either have no ads or ads that are static and don’t change with the content.
November 24, 2007
teeni @ 11:45 am
I get a kick out of seeing the mismatched ads. Maybe that is the evil streak in me?
November 25, 2007
Rose @ 4:41 pm
Right now you have a dating ad on your blog for sexy single girls. lol
November 26, 2007
CatherineL @ 5:25 am
Hi Mike – what a heap of mismatches. I don’t use contextual ads on my business blog much. They were just not accurate. Because my surname is Lawson, I was just getting too many ads about law.
Opal Tribble @ 2:41 pm
Yeah I get that occasionally on my websites that have contextual ads.
Occasionally I will use ad filtering to weed out the advertisements I don’t want.