I surfed over to Yahoo!
The transformation makes more sense when you see the animated graphic ad on the page -- a sleek black BMW coupe driving into a line of threes, sending them flying off the ad box -- it brought back some memories.
A few years ago, when ING
The reactions -- from our readers and our editorial staff alike -- were passionately mixed. But whether you love or hate these kinds of ad placements, you have to wonder about the timing of similar deals these days. We were in more innocent times back then. These days, when I see unexpected links, I begin to wonder whether the site has been hijacked or if I contracted a nasty adware virus along the way.
I applaud marketing creativity, but it can be taken too far. The reason that Microsoft
Most of us realize that enjoying free Internet content means welcoming a wide range of advertising styles. While I am more a fan of the passive yet relevant contextual ad blocks -- like those that Yahoo! has put out since its acquisition of Overture -- I can understand why companies like Fastclick
Yet as long as I am suspicious of where my computer's been, please, Yahoo!, leave my "e"s alone.
Too cheap to buy a vowel? Try these on for size:
- Yahoo! had a great March quarter.
- It's also been a bit loose with its stock option grants.
- Talk on our Yahoo! discussion board about the company's latest moves.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz was the middle of 3 children. He's all for clever marketing, but he does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.