Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Audio on my Blog

American Idol starts tonight! I just wanted to remind everyone. And there was nothing good on TV last night.I haven’t visited many blogs that have sound when you open there page. Is this on purpose? I’d like to hear from you if you have an opinion on this. It’s no secret that I’ve monetized my blog and the more money I can make while keeping my readers the better. I don’t want to piss off my readers though. If I sign up for Net Audio Ads my blog would have a 5 second audio advertisement playing for my visitors. It is a way for advertisers to target their 5 second audio ad to specific interests, demographics and geographic locations. I looked into this 5 second ad. It only plays once, there is no clicking and it doesn’t take up any space on your site. I’m leaning towards adding these ads to my blog. You get paid every time someone visits your website and they have a referral program. So I guess I’m looking for some input from my fellow bloggers. What do you think of 5 seconds of an audio ad on your blog? Would you or wouldn’t you do it?

1 comment:

ShadowKnight said...

Sue,

I have been involved in a number of discussions over this at both BlogCatalog and the Aussie Bloggers Forum. The consensus on both is that the secon audio is heard the site gets closed. So my advice would be just do not do it.

Personally I to would have shut your site down. Instead I dropped my Entrecard and took the time to peruse this article. I also find the use of automated audio, of any form, to be the most annoying trend in blogging.

Theres my 2 cents I hope it helps you.