Performancing Blog Advertising Network Launches

Performancing have just announced that they are opening their blog partners network – effectively an advertising network.  My policy has always been that blogging (for me personally) is a past time and a way to share my views with the world – and for that reason, I have no interest in generating income from it.  That said, in the interest of understanding how the market is evolving, I will be testing out the Performancing network for the next month or so.  Any and all funds generated from this advertising will be donated to the Cape Town chapter of the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in December (just in time for Christmas).  For those who are interested, I’m the proud owner of two Jack Russels.

Comments

  1. Rhianna says:

    Kudos on your new dogs, Vinny.
    My Aunt has 5 dogs :-)

    Thanks for letting us know about this new development.
    I read this: http://performancing.com/node/4833 and my first reaction was “Gee, that sounds great — but where’s the nitty gritty?”

    The Techcrunch article gives a good summary: the advertisement algorithm is done via javascript (similar to Adsense?) and “payment occurs via PayPal” — this is where I get off the subway train :-)
    I wouldn’t touch PayPal with a 10 foot pole but if other people like PayPal, good for them — if future complications develop in the future with PayPal, don’t come back crying to me because I gave a fair warning.
    I cite Kohlbach, ‘Making Sense of Electronic Money’, 2004 (1) The Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT). [http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/jilt/04-1/kohlbach.html]. New citation as at 15/07/04: [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/jilt/2004_1/kohlbach/] as an example of why I am cautious in terms of vague regulations creating future problems as well as implications of PayPal’s involvement with money laundering as investigated by the U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2003/vol2/html/29910.htm
    Also check out the excellent article from the University of Edinburgh, PayPal and eBay: The legal implications of the C2C electronic commerce model
    http://tinyurl.com/yydyb5

    As you can see, if payment is via PayPal, I say “no dice.” Techcrunch said, “The lowest priced ad spaces are all $1 per month” — no thanks because I can make more money by picking out an affiliate ad that I like and pasting that with text links into one of my Blogger blogs. I am thinking about creating a WordPress blog but have not done so yet.

  2. Rhianna says:

    Please note: I place affiliate ads into blogs that I host on paid hosting.
    I do not place affiliate ads onto blogspot hosting or any other hosting that is not “mine” (i.e. paid hosting).

    I have not achieved the success of Boing Boing yet, but I actually have made affiliate sales with my regular blogs.

    Hats off to those who try the new blog partners network; I look forward to reading comments about this new way of earning income by blogging.
    I understand that some people love PayPal and that’s okay with me if someone else is a fan as long as my money isn’t involved ;) — at least I cited valid reasons above for not trusting PayPal.

  3. Rhianna says:

    Kudos on your new dogs, Vinny. <br>My Aunt has 5 dogs :-) <br><br>Thanks for letting us know about this new development. <br>I read this: <a href="http://performancing.com/node/4833">http://performancing.com/node/4833</a&gt; and my first reaction was "Gee, that sounds great — but where's the nitty gritty?" <br><br>The Techcrunch article gives a good summary: the advertisement algorithm is done via javascript (similar to Adsense?) and "payment occurs via PayPal" — this is where I get off the subway train :-)<br>I wouldn't touch PayPal with a 10 foot pole but if other people like PayPal, good for them — if future complications develop in the future with PayPal, don't come back crying to me because I gave a fair warning. <br> I cite Kohlbach, 'Making Sense of Electronic Money', 2004 (1) The Journal of Information, Law and Technology (JILT). [http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/jilt/04-1/kohlbach.html]. New citation as at 15/07/04: [http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/jilt/2004_1/kohlbach/] as an example of why I am cautious in terms of vague regulations creating future problems as well as implications of PayPal's involvement with money laundering as investigated by the U.S. Department of State: <a href="http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2003/vol2/html/29910.htm">http://www.state.gov/p/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2003/vol2…</a><br>Also check out the excellent article from the University of Edinburgh, <a href="http://tinyurl.com/yydyb5&quot; rel="nofollow">PayPal and eBay: The legal implications of the C2C electronic commerce model</a> <br><a href="http://tinyurl.com/yydyb5">http://tinyurl.com/yydyb5</a><br><br>As you can see, if payment is via PayPal, I say "no dice." Techcrunch said, "The lowest priced ad spaces are all $1 per month" — no thanks because I can make more money by picking out an affiliate ad that I like and pasting that with text links into one of my Blogger blogs. I am thinking about creating a WordPress blog but have not done so yet.

  4. Rhianna says:

    Please note: I place affiliate ads into blogs that I host on paid hosting. <br>I do not place affiliate ads onto blogspot hosting or any other hosting that is not "mine" (i.e. paid hosting). <br><br>I have not achieved the success of <i>Boing Boing</i> yet, but I actually have made affiliate sales with my regular blogs. <br><br>Hats off to those who try the new blog partners network; I look forward to reading comments about this new way of earning income by blogging. <br>I understand that some people love PayPal and that's okay with me if someone else is a fan as long as my money isn't involved ;) — at least I cited valid reasons above for not trusting PayPal.

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