Where Mockazine is a blog of satirical observations, contributors to The Real Revo look at current events and political trends to blog about serious news with witty commentary. I took one look and I became a fan. Click the link above, or find them on my blogroll under "Conservative Thought".
Among many other well written articles, they have this article comparing former president Bush to current president Obama. Instead of the usual comparisons of policy, the article compares their pitching styles. As you will see in the link, Bush throws like a pitcher, or at least someone who is familiar with Baseball. Obama; however, throws like, well . . . a girl. Those of us who value manliness in a male leader cringe with a little embarrassment when we see a picture like the one above whereas Democrat women, progressives, and other people who throw like a girl are sure to say such characterizations are just mean.
Why are people who type in their query and hit enter so much less likely to click on an ad than someone who performs a search differently through the same website?
“Sophistication is my guess,” says Rand Fishkin, SEO guru and CEO of SEOMoz.org. ”Hitting enter means you’re not moving your hands away from the keyboard and likely indicates a more tech-savvy (and hence, click-sensitive) individual.”
So it appears that advertising click rates are inversely proportional to the “tech-savviness” of the people receiving the ads. By defining a user’s tech-savviness, it’s possible that ad networks going forward will be able to target better and better, driving revenue for websites while showing less ads.
Chitika, Inc., is a search-based online advertising network, leading the way in intent-based advertising and search engine insights. Chitika provides publishers with an innovative way to monetize search engine traffic, and advertisers a new way of generating leads with clear consumer intent. Wint over 60,000 sites and 2 billion monthly impressions, the Chitika network is the pulse of the online world. Through research and targeting, Chitika continually evolves its image as “the ad network that knows when not to show ads.” For more information, visit http://chitika.com
Mockazine uses Chitika in-context advertising. Chitika's ads are "intelligent" in that they only show up if you access Mockazine.com through a search query. Readers who come to the site directly will not see in-context ads.
If you are interested in Chitika in-context advertising, visit their website at chitika.com.
Last week, while visiting failblog.org, I found its sister-site: totallylookslike.com. The site collects user generated content comparing (typically) celebrities to someone or something they look like.
Typepad, the blogging platform that hosts Mockazine.com, allows users to follow one another--effectively creating a social network community. Typepad's "Blog It" bookmarklet makes sharing great content even easier by creating a blog entry with virtually one click.
A found this on a blog called "Sit Down. Shut Up. Listen" and it is exactly the kind of thing that makes me want to reblog using Typepad's easy to use tools.
At first glance, this is pretty cool, but after a while, I think I might get a little creeped out. Tom Spina, the artist, has a catalog of facinating custom furniture designs on his website, TomSpinaDesigns.com.
If you have ever known the joy of riding public transportation, you have probably seen some off the wall people you wish you could capture in a photograph and post to the internet. Well, now you can, and if you send a really good picture, you could win a prize.
One of my favorite pictures so far appears to be a soldier or marine in a ghillie suit (the ultimate in camo-fashion):
POPT 1-ups POWM because they have video. I am also impressed that the site administrators take the time to promote charities.
New submissions pop up everyday, so check out POPT for a laugh.