a free, reciprocal TextAd system November 26, 2001 4:54 AM   Subscribe

BlogSnob is a free, reciprocal TextAd system for weblogs to exchange adverts with each other on an impression for impression basis.
posted by walrus to General Weblog-Related at 4:54 AM (12 comments total)

Also on Jerry Kindall's most excellent MeFi Projects newsletter thingo. Unfortunately, the username field couldn't swallow 'stavrosthewonderchicken', so now I'm 'stavrosthewonder' which is arguable, and sadly robs me of that poultry street-cred I so crave.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:24 AM on November 26, 2001

What was wrong with "stavrosthechicken"?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 7:54 AM on November 26, 2001

He's not an ordinary chicken.
posted by rodii at 8:04 AM on November 26, 2001

I know my chicken, you've got to know your chicken.
posted by machaus at 8:25 AM on November 26, 2001

I think the idea is that nobody is going to pay a few cents for an impression on the average weblog. It's more like a banner exchange, but more subtle. And you're only going to get as many ads on other sites as you have inbound traffic, so it's not going to get new sites noticed particularly either.
posted by walrus at 10:25 AM on November 26, 2001

it's basically a linkexchange.com, except for blogs.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:08 AM on November 26, 2001

Has anyone else tried this? I just put it up on my site, and the ad doesn't seem to change with refreshes (even forced). Perhaps the site in question has a tremendous amount of traffic compared to the others... In any case, the look identical to textads and pyrads. How long until folks automatically ignore these too?
posted by emptyage at 12:25 PM on November 26, 2001

What are textads nd pyrads?

*checks links*

Oh yeah, those things I stopped looking at as soon as they went up.
posted by dogmatic at 12:42 PM on November 26, 2001

emptyage, you're only getting the blogsnob ad because you haven't been approved yet, I believe.
posted by sudama at 1:25 PM on November 26, 2001

It isn't the blogsnob house ad that's loading, it's one for an individual blog. No big deal to me. I'm more interested in the concept than actually driving traffic. But in any case, it doesn't seem to be rotating.
posted by emptyage at 1:38 PM on November 26, 2001

I assume this is done with a JavaScript client-side include. Some browsers are extremely tenacious in caching external JavaScripts. IE 5 for Mac is one such... that could be what's happening.
posted by kindall at 2:26 PM on November 26, 2001

Mine seem to be rotating just fine, though I haven't looked that closely...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:09 PM on November 26, 2001

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