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People are soooo frantic to get off the site that they'll click the first thing they see-- in this case an on-page ad link-- rather than scroll another inch and a half to reach the browser's tab bar, Back button or close box?
those good ol informational first hand experience sites (think geocities-like)...
This site is far from ugly. It has nice subtle color combination, good logo placement and well organized.
I have thought long and hard about it: developing a brand (nice looking site) vs. maintaining high Adsense income (ugly looking site)
My hope right now is that the process of developing a brand will eventually pay off. Not seeing it yet, but I hope it will come.
I'm thinking any site whose name contains the elements ~ (ASCII tilde) and .edu, generally meaning professors' pages that haven't changed in either URL or content since the information was first posted in 1997.
...do you really want to show your boss an icky looking site and say that is where your money is going?
Do you think it's shortsighted to withdraw advertising because of the way a site looks as opposed to how well it solves a marketing problem?
there are many superficial people out there that you can't reach with an ugly site approach
Real design is answering questions not making it pretty or not.