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I guess there will be some more "sponsored link" ad spaces available on Google ;)
X10 owes Los Angeles law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter Ham $667,412; Microsoft $459,264; Yahoo $346,128; Google $69,984; and America Online $55,413. It also owes $95,047 to Overture Services
And yes, I would say pop-ups are a dying form of advertising, no? Too easy to block these days, and too in-your-face for visitors. Smaller banners are much more subtle and more appreciated. Text ads though are probably the ultimate refinement for visitor toleration and actual interest.
OK... so do we have an inferior product or, baddly run company,
or internet advertising too expensive or not profitable?
Out of curiosity how much do the ads cost on the bigname companies
(microsoft yahoo.. etc) that are pop under/ups?
No!. I always thought they just advertised because they were rich and wanted to waste all that money on advertising. :)
Hey, that's the internet way...get big fast! X10's popup strategy was to get into the top ten list of internet properties by traffic...then to sell stock and little bit of this and that. BTW, I love the X10 Alexa traffic page.
Alexa - x10 [alexa.com]
Let's hope the fall accelerates.
Anyway, X10 didn't sell cameras, they sold the idea of putting a camera in the girls' locker room. There is a big difference.
It is an interesting contrast between companies that try to stuff themselves down everyone's throats and those that try to build a community or to serve information resources.
I think the pop-up ads that X10 has been bombarding us with for years actually kill the company. To me, those ads tell me I shouldn't buy from a company with this kind of unconsiderate business practice.
True, but actually, I didn't mind the popups as the girls were cute :)