All you folks who think the banners are gone should probably realize they're NOT.
The only change coming is the
"disclaimer" which will be rolled out at four in the morning Wednesday
-- according to Journals Editor Joe, at least. Bet he thought he had an
easy job about a month ago.
I, too, didn't have any banners for a heartbeat or so. Then a bunch of
new ones showed up. Disappeared. Showed up. Disappeared. It's AOL's
version of a lap dance. Lots of teasing.
They're sticking their butts in our faces and saying na na na na na.
Wait till the advertisers find out there aren't really 600,000 journals
-- active, readable ones at least -- on AOL. If there is one
tenth that amount I will be shocked.
I would love to know what kind of BS-level target audience numbers were
foisted on the companies that are paying for those banners.
Did they use our hit counters that jump to 50,000 and drop to zero in
one breath to represent the amount of readership?
How were the totals skewed and twisted to convince those gullible
marketing veeps that their reach and frequency would merit the expense
they're forking out?
What a crock.