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Stripe Ads

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

So, what do you think of Stripe Ads? Not sure what I’m talking about? Here’s an example, though I hope it’s not too small to see, from Barbara Ling’s blog:

Anyway, the top bar above her image is a stripe ad. It goes all the way across the page and has some kind of rotating advertisement in it. It’s only one line, and to some it’s obtrusive, and to others it’s hardly noticeable. I have no idea what the click through rates on something like this is, but I know that I’m one of those folks who routinely clicks the red X to kill it, probably because it just irritates me seeing it. I kill it on every blog I come to, so obviously we all know I’m not about to load it here, because I don’t do to people what I don’t really want done to me.

Still, it may be of value to some marketers, especially if it does have a high click through rate. I read about it on Shawn Collins’ Affiliate Marketing Blog, and he also includes a direct link to the page. I guess they have both a free and paid version.

Anyway, if some of you are already trying this, or decide to load it then try it, come back and let us all know how it’s working for you.

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Actually I’m pretty much liking the idea of stripe ads but I’m not prepared to pay $47 for the full rights.

Otherwise, it’s a great marketing tool to use if proper choice of matching color is used.


September 30th, 2008 | 11:31 PM

Hi Yan, thanks for the comment. I don’t know why I don’t like them, but I’d really like to find out one day if they actually work. I still don’t know I’d go that route, though.

September 30th, 2008 | 11:47 PM
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With the right anchor text, the CTR can be pretty high but of course, you need to have the traffic to justify the use of it.

In most cases, your regular readers are blind to the ads but those who are directed from the search engines are more likely to click on it.


October 1st, 2008 | 12:10 AM

Seems like it might work in the long run. But, at this point I’d be a hypocrite, plus I still don’t like it. lol

October 1st, 2008 | 12:24 AM
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It all comes down to what works and what doesnt. I have noticed that if you find something that you dont like.. then the chances of your visitors liking it is the same.

October 1st, 2008 | 12:50 AM

Ah, so your the one that keeps killing my stripe ads…lol
Seriously I do have it on one or two of my blogs and it’s easily installed through a plugin. Can’t say that it ever generated any income though. Personally, they don’t bother me at all.

Sire´s last blog post..Is Chitika Better Than Google Adense?

October 2nd, 2008 | 12:16 AM

Oh, I know it’s an easy plugin to use, but I just don’t see me using it.

October 2nd, 2008 | 1:27 AM

Of course, now I’m trying to figure out why the avatars only work on replies, and not on the main comments. Always something!

October 2nd, 2008 | 1:27 AM

Hey, where’s my avatar? I’ll try a reply and see if it works.

Sire´s last blog post..WassupBlogs New PageRank Is Now PR2

October 2nd, 2008 | 4:04 AM

And there you are, in all your glory. lol

October 2nd, 2008 | 8:49 AM