Monetization: A Visual Breakdown of Engadget
The Photoshopblog takes a look at the ads and other real estate on Weblogs, Inc.’s Engadget.
The visual itself is pretty compelling, though I do not agree with many of the commenters on this post.
How much is too much?
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I don’t agree with the commenters either..
Heh, some of the comments over there are pretty lame – like the one where the guy says Engadget can run on shared hosting for $10 a month? LOL
LOL. Looks like a fair ratio of ads to content here too!
I’m not against the use of ads, but they shouldn’t interfere with ability to read the content… I’m my opinion.
We have plenty of content here and not as many ads as what you’ll find elsewhere.. or at least that’s my take.
And I can assure you that we’re not on $10 shared hosting :)