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Disqus announced it is testing out a new advertising technique in the form of sponsored comments. According to the post, the experiment has been going on for at least a month and based on the results, is expanding it across the service. The sponsored comments are clearly marked as such (more…)

Some users of WordPress.com will now be able to partake in revenue sharing display advertising thanks to the launch of WordAds. I say some users because it’s available only if your application is accepted. This quote by Jon Burke sums up the story of how bad advertising had been for (more…)

WPCandy has announced that they have launched a new service called Pressed Ads. While WPCandy was initially surviving ad free thanks to their Powered By System, reality has sunk in. Their powered by system will now be going in two directions, one for their readers and one for businesses. The (more…)

Thanks to a recent upgrade to the advertising management system I use, I’m now able to create and offer coupons to advertisers. I’m working my way back into generating a consistent stream of content on the site and to get things back in gear, I’m offering a coupon code for (more…)

Not only has Michael Torbert taken some heat with the commercial version of All In One SEO Pro but I’ve also taken some myself thanks to the podcast advertisement and the banner in the sidebar. The biggest argument I hear from everyone is that it does exactly the same thing (more…)

This blog post has been on the tip of my tongue ever since I introduced display advertising. Here on the Tavern, I use a plugin called OIO Publisher to handle my advertising needs and it’s been the best $48.00 I’ve ever spent. In the sidebar as well as the blog (more…)

Over this past weekend, I finally spent some time on the advertising side of things for the site. I mustered up the courage and dove right into OIO Publisher. Thankfully, this plugin made it VERY easy to create advertising zones as well as different forms of advertising. On top of (more…)