Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 188.8.131.52
[edited by: Jenstar at 4:26 pm (utc) on Jan. 10, 2005]
[edit reason] No "hints" to lead members to the site, as per TOS [/edit]
Or maybe they just don't care, or don't know about it, or don't think they can do anything about it, or they're not big enough to worry about... Either way, I'm sure at some point something nasty is going to happen to that website ;)
I keep thinking that the only way to use popups within the TOS is if the popup page does not contain an adsense ad. Assuming a 5% CTR on both the landing page and the adsense ad, then you get:
1,000 popups x 5% clicking to your site x 5% clicking on adsense = about 3 clicks.
Have you guys tried sponsoring a flash game?, it is one of the few things that I do to advertise my site and so far it has worked. If it were not for the fact that I know the guy that developed the game, I would have kept my advertising limited to Adwords.
Personally I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole (whatever that originally meant ;) )
The old question arises: if they're so good at generating legit human traffic, why are they selling it so cheaply instead of using it to promote their own products and services?