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Jonathan Frohnen

Prop 8 on Violinist.com?

Nov. 3, 2008 at 5:05 PM

What's with the new political advertisement on Violinist.com? What does proposition 8 have to do with the violin and violin playing? Propaganda or not I'm surprised to see this on Violinist.com and to see a post about a poor Stern performance deleted...both seem to be in poor taste.

From Robert Niles
Posted via 75.4.242.165 on November 3, 2008 at 5:09 PM

We didn't sell or approve any such ad. Did it appear in the left column? If so, it could have been a Google network buy. If the ad block says "Ads by Google" on it, the ad was sold by Google. The ads we sell are at the top of the page.


From Jonathan Frohnen
Posted via 66.134.88.2 on November 3, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Yes, to the left...love the new layout, excellent work!


From Robert Niles
Posted via 75.4.242.165 on November 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM

Also, the line-up of Google ads that individual readers see can be influenced by that reader's geographic location and their browsing habits. (Google sets tracking cookies.) So not everyone reading Violinist.com (or any other Google affiliate website) sees the same ads. For example, I see a lot of music teachers in Southern California.

In general, I can't imagine Laurie or I accepting any political ads on the site, unless they directly affected the arts (such as an arts bond issue, or something like that.)


From Jonathan Frohnen
Posted via 66.134.88.2 on November 3, 2008 at 5:18 PM

For sure, that's why I was just a little shocked when I saw the ad...I don't want to get disclaimer happy but maybe a little disclaimer under the "Advertising" at the left could not hurt. 


From Laurie Niles
Posted via 75.4.242.165 on November 3, 2008 at 6:47 PM

Hey, nobody deleted the discussion about Stern!

If a discussion has not had a recent post, it falls below the others with more recent posts. But no, it wasn't deleted, and you can always find it with a search.


From E. Smith
Posted via 70.20.155.100 on November 3, 2008 at 11:20 PM

I'm seeing some hilarious google ads for things such as "The Niles Hotel".  My favorite, though, is:

 

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