There is an ad floating around social media that everyone seems to be talking about. Here’s an image of the ad:
Today, here in North Texas, it is a balmy 68 degrees. I realize that it’s much colder up north, and that you probably would need a ski mask or face mask when going outside for a considerable amount of time. However, here in Texas, while we have had some cold mornings, Texans just don’t wear face masks unless you’re going to do something illegal. [Read more…]
I consider LinkedIn one of those necessary evils. As a professional and especially an online marketer, you have to have a LinkedIn account. And sometimes you actually DO get legitimate emails there. However, unfortunately you have to typically wade through all of the spam that’s sent via the LinkedIn messaging system. It turns out, though, LinkedIn themselves will send you spam in your inbox there. Here’s how to opt out of that. [Read more…]
There are times when ad targeting just goes wrong, no matter how targeted you think you get. For example, a recent ad that I saw for a Brookstone, selling drones as Father’s Day gifts, showed up on a local Dallas news website. Brookstone was obviously targeting the keyword “drone” and since “drone” was in the headline of the news article, it was displayed. [Read more…]
Adnimation is a new Cost Per Click (CPC) ad network that uses animated ads and claims that there’s a significantly higher CTR. I’ve decided to try running the Adnimation ads here on my site as a test. You’ve probably already seen them running. I’ve also documented the signup process for publishers like me. First, a little bit about what Adnimation is, and how it works. [Read more…]
Just recently, Joe Hall spotted a Google search result that, according to him, looks weird. It appears to me as though it’s just a new version of a Google AdWords ad that is being used in this case. And Google appears to be testing this new ad format. But according to Mark Traphagen, it’s actually a version of the knowledge graph card that Google is testing.
Take a look at the search for “who is lookup” in Google.
Note that whois is misspelled in the search query: [Read more…]