Bloggers at Lotusphere

by Volker Weber

Julian is putting together a list of bloggers at Lotusphere, FWIW. Maybe we can all meet and blog about it. :-)


Why are the ads showing up on your site?

Ben Langhinrichs, 2004-01-14

This is the second why-question in less than 24 hours. Are we attracting 5-year-olds? :-))

I am not sure what you are asking. They show up, because there is some code that displays them. The specific ads show up because Google deems them appropriate. And the the code that calls them is in there, because it can. Bruce has been bugging me so often about this that I wanted to see it myself.

I am a bit split about this. I don't really need the income, but the ads also don't bother me at all. I think this is the kind of ad business that works. They don't try to grab your attention by being a pain in the ass.

But this is only a test. They may disappear as fast as they appeared.

Volker Weber, 2004-01-14

If only 5 year olds are supposed to ask why questions, it might explain the state of the United States right now.

Anyway, my opinion of the ads is low, but obviously it is your site. I just find it distracting. Since a blog seems to me a relatively unique way to project one's own thoughts (again, just my opinion), it seems a shame to cloud them. The positioning is odd too, since it interrupts the flow between a post and its responses, but hey, whatever works for you. I just like why questions!

Ben Langhinrichs, 2004-01-14

The other way around, 5-year-olds are famous for them. But, please, do not take offense by me trying to make witty remarks.

As for the ads and the blog: This is my playground. Everything is under constant review. They may be continued or discontinued any minute. I also may be placing them in the sidebar or somewhere else.

I am not asking why. I am just trying stuff out.

Volker Weber, 2004-01-14

Hmm - I tried to get Google ads a couple of months ago and was rejected (no ads on personal sites). Have they slacked the requirements?

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2004-01-14

Don't know. Got lots of hits yesterday from when they checked the site. Then I received confirmation that I was approved.

Volker Weber, 2004-01-14

Hmm - it's probably because you post very little persoal stuff...

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2004-01-14

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