Pajamas Media Shutting Down Ad Network (Leaves Conservative Bloggers In The Poor House)

Filed as News on January 31, 2009 6:33 pm

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Pajamas Media, a conservative blog network/affiliate advertising company (note: think BlogAds) is shutting down their advertising network by April 1st, an item that caught many (conservative) bloggers off guard. (hat tip: Atlas Shrugged)

(Roger L. Simon) As a result we have decided to wind down the Pajamas Media Blogger and advertising network effective March 31, 2009. The PJM portal and the XPressBlogs will continue as is.

Since our ad relationship continues for the time being, you should note that in order to be paid for the 1st quarter of 2009, you must leave the current Pajamas ads up until 12:01AM April 1. We will be sending you information in mid-March on removing the ads. As of April 1, 2009, you will be free to arrange syndication or re-sale deals.

Pajamas Media initially launched their ad network in order to help boost conservative bloggers pocket books and “free” them from using “liberal alternatives” such as Google AdSense, Yahoo! Publisher and Microsoft Ads.

Unfortunately the ad network was not profitable from the very beginning,  and its closure is sparking reaction across the (conservative) blogosphere, with some blogs shutting down by the first of April.

This has caused some bloggers to lash out against Pajamas Media, with others chiming in why the ad affiliate network was a failure from the very beginning.

While Pajamas Media itself will live on, its abscence from the advertising realm may put a financial dent into the conservative blogospherewhich may put them at a dissadvantage against their progressive rivals.

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  1. By Stephen Downes posted on January 31, 2009 at 7:05 pm
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    The marketplace has spoken.

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  2. By Clarky posted on February 1, 2009 at 8:44 am
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    Well, I think that every site must have its end, maybe the next site will be yours. In my opionion, Google Adsense is a very sucessful sample, and I have never seen another develops as well as Adsense.

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  3. By ohai posted on February 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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    what a surprise…yet another FAIL from Pajamas Media…who couldn’t even get their name straight at the beginning, and whose blogs are boring…news flash kiddies just because you all hate Obama and still worship at President FailWhale’s statues doesn’t mean you’ll succeed. And btw, “pajamas media” is a STUPID name. I’d sooner place ads with “Not a Pack of Wackjobs Media” than something as lame sounding as “pajamas media.”

    Sit down and shut up. No one cares anymore.

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  4. By Ghost Dansing posted on February 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm
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    This is the first I figured out what Pajamas Media was….. I saw the little logos on the BLOGS and I think I had email sent to me that I never read, but I didn’t know they were actually paying those bloggers….. my my…..

    Ok then…. buh bye….

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  5. By Brian Carnell posted on February 1, 2009 at 7:02 pm
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    I’m fairly conservative and agree with ohai — PJM is just lame and has been from the beginning. This is hardly surprising.

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  6. By ignatov posted on February 2, 2009 at 11:11 am
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    “(hat tip: Atlas Shrugged)”

    Atlas ‘Shrugs’. Atlas Shrugged was an Ayn Rand novel. (Not that I recommend either the blog or the book.

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