No more context ads for SEO Scoop

by Donna Fontenot June 8th, 2006 

So, you probably noticed that over the last month, I've been running Kontera context ads on SEO Scoop. Now, you'll notice that they are gone.

This experiment in advertising has come to its completion – and for this site – it was a failure. I was hesitant to even try it, but the sales rep promised big big bucks. She was wrong. Not that I blame her. I think she really expected it to be more, but it just wasn't. Let's face it. Some sites just aren't meant to make much money. SEO Scoop is one of those sites.

Today, I received an email from a friend of mine complaining about the ads, and stating that they really annoyed him. That was enough for me to decide to take them off. I was planning on giving them another couple of days at the most, but now is as good a time as any.

So goodbye to those annoying ads. Sorry for the inconvenience while I ran the test.

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5 Responses to “No more context ads for SEO Scoop”

  1. SEFL says:

    It's the only way you find out, right?

    I had the same issues with Clicksor…no clickthroughs, and they just annoyed people (especially me.)

  2. rmccarley says:

    Thanks for letting us know "Scoop". I was wondering. I think they would be more appropriate in certain sites… a blog notsomuch. :)

    I would think that product reviews given your reputation and popularity would be a better avenue for proffit on this site. And you'd probably get a bunch of cool free software to boot!

  3. rxbbx says:

    You need to test things.. I also always test on different sites. But when some friend or visitor starts complaining I also remove it immediately.
    It depends on how long you tested it.

  4. earlpearl says:

    Keep testing stuff, DD. And when they work…it would be nice if you let us know. Its also helpful to know about the ones that aren't working.

    Dave

  5. mamainmichigan says:

    We use Kontera too. It's not just you that isn't making money with them. They get plenty of clicks and still don't make us any money. I have been considering taking them off our site too.

    Patty