>> Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You may notice, if you are a regular visitor, that I deleted the post about Today.com's new advertising deals.
Sour grapes, I guess...at least I'm sure that is how the powers-that-be at today would see it ... but I can no longer support or recommend advertising with them.
I was SO not happy when I went into my account today, to check whether my ads had received any clicks.
This is what I saw:
I have already PAID for this advertising - and now they want me to pay more to be able to see whether it has brought about any results?! I don't think so!
The last time I checked I had received over 500 impressions in each account, but neither clicks or CTR showed any data. There have been a few unidentified visitors showing in my stats - they show up as coming from a widgetserver of some sort, but the referral link goes nowhere....and we still do not have access to google analytics for today.com blogs (they're "working on it")... IF the numbers had matched I would have attributed that traffic to the ads and considered buying one for next month for Nontraditional Students R Us .... but no WAY in hell that is happening now.
today.com is no long paying per post for most people - nor do they pay $2/1000 unique vistors as advertised - many uvs are paid at lesser rates or even 0.
I used to be extremely happy with them. I made money through blogging, participated in their forums, and was able to recommend them highly.
I am sad that they have sunk so far so fast. But they seem determined to keep on shooting themselves in the foot.
I've had enough.