Disclaimer : I’m not making this post because MyBlogContest.com is a direct competitor to my other blog MyBlogContests.com. This post is made just to discuss about placing too many ads.
First of all, we all know that there is a limit for everything and ad placements on a site has limits too (though it is the personal opinion of the owner). Check out MyBlogContest.com. Recently i visited the blog and was shocked by the number of ads just on their frontpage. Besides these, they also have a “Links” page and page full of “Coupons” and a “Make Money Online” page full referral links. So, monetizing the site has begun just on the first line of the site. Next on the header there is an Adsense Link Unit. And a Google Search box. Everyone know that WordPress’s internal search facility is a lot better than Google’s site search. So the only motive for having this Search box is to make money.
Then, a set of 6 affiliate links. After that a 468 x 60 banner and a Google Text ads on the right (not seen on frontpage too). Now, lets see the sidebar. I’m not going to complain about the Featured Contests section. But, look at the other below it. Text-Link-Ads and then another bunch of Affiliate links under the title “Free Stuff” and a WidgetBucks ad box. I remember seeing a 250×250 Google Ad, which i think has been removed now.
Coming to the worser part, 50% of the central content area is full of ads. I’m not going to list them all here (a tedious job). But they include WidgetBucks, Google Adsense, Deal Dot Com etc… What is even worse is the Paid posts (or paid reviews). Being a Blog about “Blog Contests”, he should be writing about Blog Contests. But, his every alternate post is a review post to promote a product from Commision Junction. Also, i don’t know what “Finding a new home is UK (http://myblogcontest.com/finding-your-new-home-in-uk/)” and “Free Dating (http://myblogcontest.com/make-new-friends-at-friendsation/) has to do with Blog Contests.
To my knowledge, the number of Monetization Spots on their homepage were about 26 or 27 when i counted, excluding the top “Links”, “Coupons” and “Make Money Online” tabs. That exceeds the 21 ads on the No.1 Blog Engadget as pointed out by John Chow. So, what do you think about this ? If you are visitor, will you stay on the site after seeing so many ads ? If you ask me, i would, but only if there was quality content. On his blog, even Content is adulterated with Review posts. So, i’d just stay away.
I came across blog yesterday with too many ads. With all the blinking, flashing, scrolling, it was just way too distracting. I couldn’t find what I had come to the site for and subsequently left.
helen wrote on December 17th, 2007 at 3:05 pm
If you ask me, Ad Placement in an Art. It IS possible to place too many ads and keep the site tidy at the same time. Like on EnGadget
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beşiktaş wrote on April 19th, 2008 at 11:53 am
There’s a lot of ads on engadget but at least they’re spread out…
But what about http://www.is4profit.com ? They don’t have that many adverts but their advertisers really do hog the screen… so ugly!
dodge wrote on July 10th, 2008 at 11:08 am
If there are too many ads and popups then definitely the visitor will not return next time ….i like your ad placement which resembles statcounter.(on top)…nice
rahul wrote on July 10th, 2008 at 3:08 pm
Nah, I’d probably run away the first second
Rajaie AlKorani wrote on July 29th, 2008 at 11:06 pm
There’s no doubting too many adds can stear people away. It makes everything look to messy
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