Check this out, and some think the ads on Hubpages are annoying? You can't tell where the article is between all the ads.
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-be … people.htm
That is bad. I've seen that site before. Who wants to wade through that? I've seen worse. The ones that make me crazy are those sites that make it impossible to leave the page. I think I even saw a thread or hub recently about using that technique. I don't know what it's called, but it's so annoying.
Makes me glad they turned me down to write for them
I noticed Associated Content locks you on the page, very annoying.
I guess I don't get the benefit to that lock-in. I refuse to click on any ad when I feel I'm being forced to stay on a page. I hardly click on ads anyway. This says what I'm talking about... a snippet from a page about bad HTML pages, those kind.
Some particularly irritating designers have discovered the magic formula that causes your browser to spawn a new window when you click on a link — or worse, ways to make pop-up windows appear even if all all you're trying to do is exit their wretched hive of scum and villainy as rapidly as you can find the Back button. Stay in your own window, dammit! The Web is supposed to be about viewer control; designers who persist in rudely grabbing pieces of the viewer's screenspace without permission deserve to be lashed with knouts.
Now that is annoying.... It should be used as how not to design a webpage!
Wow. On the other hand, perhaps it is an opportunity for someone to write a better article on the same subject and place it on Hubpages!
That just looks like some psycho put it together. (Or else it looks likes someone's attempt to drive people who see the site insane). The site is one that makes "certain people" so mean, they wouldn't even click on a link even if they did see a word that caught their eye. They'd be in such a hurry to click away from such a psycho-looking site, even if they wanted ads they'd go looking for them somewhere else. Ew!! Just looking at that site for a few seconds made me mean!!"
It looks like a case of "people-on-the-Internet-have-a-short attention-span-and-don't-want-to-read" gone awfully bad.
But I bet the click through rate on that page is huge. A lot of people will think that they are clicking on a part of the article - not google ads. Which I think is against Adsense policies.
Even though the ads are labeled as Google's they blend so seamlessly with the article. In some ways, I think it is a work of art.
Not to say that I would dare do this. Only because I value my adsense account for the long run.
I think WiseGeek is a premium adsense publisher - just like HP. That gives them a lot of leeway to play around with ad settings and formats - with Google's blessings.
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