Adult Networks – A great alternative for Advertising

There is no denying that adult content has been and still is one of the driving forces behind the internet. Porn Hub shows up #38 on the Alexa top 500 sites, pretty impressive when you consider how many competitors there are. With in the past year, some big brands have had great success with campaigns running on Porn Hub, including Diesel Jeans, and Zomato who have a great blog post on it here.

The good news about advertising on porn is there is one main ad network for the big guys, since they are mostly owned by one company, Traffic Junky. Traffic Junky serves 1.8 billion web and mobile ad impressions to 70 million visitors daily. The offer from Traffic Junky is impressive, with excellent targeting, mobile and desktop, video and display, great stats and analytics, and an API for those integrating into existing solutions. That’s impressive, and costs are good, so it’s worth checking out!

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The most annoying Type of Internet Ads

I’l start off simple, if you are an advertiser or publisher on the web and you put auto playing video advertisements or talking advertisements on a text or image based page you should be dragged out and shot!  Advertisements before videos, that’s fine, we’re used to it from TV. You know the ads I’m talking about, you open a link in a new tab, all of a sudden someone starts talking but there’s no video, or even worse you’ve open multiple tabs and have multiple people talking in the background?  This is the most offensive thing in the World!

I’m ranking you up there with telemarketers for being utterly annoying, and offensive.  Publishers it pisses people off, and wrecks your user experience.  Advertisers, I will never buy your product if you use one of these ads.

Figure it out, a long term strategy is better than getting a few idiot now and pissing the rest of us off for a long time.

A good general rule is don’t auto-play anything on your website, ads or your own content.

Sky Mall Inception

Sky Mall cool inception cover.
Sky Mall cool inception cover.

Not positive if this is real it showed up on a less than reputable website, but wither way it’s a cool “Easter egg ” hidden in a ad magazine.   I really like when companies do this, and a great example for Christmas.