brought the wonderful Alabama Shakes to my attention. It got me to wondering if MeFi has ever been responsible for helping a musical act "break out" before. We've got a lot of members with blogs, Twitter accounts, etc. so we potentially have a lot of clout but is this something that can be measured?
posted by tommasz
on Apr 25, 2012 -
Today there's a post
that is only a series of links to a single retail website. The thread head offers no critique or external perspective: it's a glowing recommendation. If I were going to write an ad for that store (knowing mefi is my target sales demographic), it would look a lot like that thread. [more inside]
posted by diorist
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I'm fairly certain that Matt has to approve posts in the Projects section, so I'm unsure of how this post
made the cut. The user
has only one other contribution
from earlier today and it's related to the site he's pushing.
posted by gman
on Oct 18, 2011 -
Can we please have a moratorium on linking to the Bill Hicks rant in any and every advertising thread? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Jun 13, 2011 -
is Pepsi-Blue. divabat isn't even trying to hide the fact. Smarties Australia paired 8 kids up with 8 artists to create art based on each Smarties colour
... getting the product name in twice in the lead sentence. [more inside]
posted by philip-random
on Aug 29, 2010 -
I was driving home tonight and listening to NPR, when a new show started and I heard "....sponsored by Ask Metafilter dot com," with a little blurb about the site. Have I been living under a rock, or did this just happen recently? Is the Mefi empire advertising anywhere else, or targeting any other particular subsites? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Aug 15, 2010 -
Anybody else miss the old Metafilter Text Ads system? Those were great, the ones where you just paypal $20 and get a little text ad for your blog or whatever. The only site I know of that still has that system (which I believe was pioneered here at MeFi) is Kuro5hin.
Anybody know of any others?
posted by rabbit
on Apr 12, 2010 -
What's with the PageFlakes ads? I dont really care if they are there, I just posted this so some other people can vent if needed.
posted by wheelieman
on Jul 23, 2007 -
Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I am logged in and see ads from fmpub.net on the front page. The ad presently displayed invites me to "chew the fat at serious eats". It's the same ad after multiple refreshes also. While I am a fan of bacon, I don't normally see ads when I'm logged in. This is all the more curious given that I'm using adblock plus and don't usually see ads on any site. Is this a temporary thing, or is bacon now an integral part of the site?
posted by Pastabagel
on Mar 1, 2007 -
I know the issue of commercial urls in user profiles has been discussed
and neither Matt nor Jess give a damn. But really, this
is too much.
posted by felix betachat
on Nov 13, 2006 -
A Google news alert
has clued me into Federated Media
. No criticism. I wasn't aware of this and working on the fringes of advertising I found it interesting and thought others might too.
posted by tellurian
on May 4, 2006 -
Has anyone ever been propositioned to put ads on their Mefi profile page? I was shocked. Well, not really. (mi)
posted by mrgrimm
on Feb 9, 2006 -
I heart the Jewelboxing flash ad in the Blue sidebar! I have wasted many happy seconds mousing over the case to watch in infantile fascination! ...open the case... close the case! ...open the case... close the case!
posted by mwhybark
on Apr 2, 2005 -
Matt's clearly not being compensated adequately for the time and $$ he spends on this place, and the avenues open to him are apparently distasteful to many of us. As fun as it is to complain about SG, it might be even more fun coming up with a way to replace the SG revenue ourselves. -->
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Feb 2, 2005 -
So yeah, suicide girls
. After some teeth gnashing, and asking all my female friends about taking on suicide girls image ads on mefi, I decided to take them (they seem tasteful to me -- I dropped the ones showing too much skin) with the caveat that a simple click and anyone could hide them forever. Here's what I said
when I took their first textad long ago and the same applies here. They are as racy as I will go, and this won't start a slippery slope as they're the exception to the rule.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 2, 2005 -
Am I seeing what's not there, or does this
look more like an advertisement than a genuine post?
posted by frykitty
on Dec 6, 2004 -
I have a question about Metafilter's Textad policy. In general, I find the ads relevant and useful --- I'm far more likely to click through here than on other sites.
However, I noticed today that there's an ad running that asks people to "Play Texas Hold'em", posted by checknraise. Those of you who run Movable Type or Wordpress blogs might have noticed a recent wave of comment spam advertising "Texas Hold'em".
If I had ads on my blog, I wouldn't accept them from people who are also spammers. Does Metafilter have a policy on this type of thing, and is there any way to dump the "Texas Hold'em" ads?
posted by robcorr
on Nov 1, 2004 -
Matt, don't you like Jello Biafra? Because the original title of the ADL
thread was actually an excerpt from a famous anti-Nazi DK song, as noticed by talos.
BTW, since we're here, let me ask again: is it wise to run the tinyninjas ad even though they sell Iron Cross apparel?
posted by 111
on Jul 23, 2003 -
While the fad still exists, does anyone else have an issue with the textad for the Ellen Feiss parody?
(scroll to nearly the end of the page) I'm not crazy about promoting profit from the theft of someone's likeness without their permission, but then again, this isn't my site. Should the bylaws of the textads merely weed out offensive material, or should they extend to intellectual property issues as well? While they may be two different things, a recent story on NPR highlighted that cafepress is deleting "Ellen Feiss" related stores as fast as they are created.
posted by machaus
on Sep 1, 2002 -
Spotted T3's "Give my ass a job" textad today(find it yourself
), and it reminded me of something. Matt: Any news on the notalentassclown idea?
This has been your daily trainspotting moment.
posted by Su
on Mar 8, 2002 -
is a text advertising network that has recently sprung up. It remains to be seen whether they're repeating the same old mistakes, making brand new ones or doing something cool.
posted by owillis
on Jan 1, 2002 -
. As Matt promised, unobtrusive and inoffensive. I certainly don't have a problem with these. What does everyone else think?
posted by toddshot
on Oct 22, 2001 -
Okay, we've discussed it before, but now having looked at the stats for the last couple of months, ADs are a real possibility. Last I checked the average AD payout was $1 ever 1000 page views. Now, with MeFi getting over 5,000,000 a month, that's $5000 a month in revenue. That could keep Matt happy all year round and MeFi up for life. Comments?
posted by Neale
on Jun 4, 2001 -
Blogging for cash? Anyone think that there's any sort of business model that could be applied towards weblogging? I've been thinking
about something along the lines of text advertising, a-la Google's AdWords
posted by owillis
on Apr 23, 2001 -