Nice Ad Rates photos
Some cool ad rates images:
coming out of the shadow
WhenU, a vendor of adware, has been changing its policies (in the right direction!) recently with the help of new management and new investors…but it’s a challenge to get the marketplace to notice. Founder Avi Naider recounts how WhenU was originally created as a user tool to enable users to comparison-shop (WhenU shop at Amazon, here are ads from Barnes & Noble… etc.), much like Sidestep for travel sites. But over time it got "careless" with its install practices…
Now, with new investors reminding it to look at the long-term, it is beefing up its disclosure statements and growing more slowly – but with far fewer user complaints and higher click-through rates.
I’m in the middle of a study of ad/spy/trickware for Release 1.0 and – don’t shoot me! – I believe there are distinctions to be made. (It’s not just about the adware vendors, FWIW, but also about the accountability of the advertisers who use them.) If you have direct experience – not hearsay or general recriminations – with any of the companies claiming to be born again (WhenU, Claria, 180Solutions and Direct-Revenue), I’d be interested to know about it. I hope to find meaningful differences, and I believe good (or improved) behavior should be noted and fostered.
okay when there is ad for bonds you know the crime rate must be bad