geek girl beats out just sex
February 23, 2001 9:56 PM   Subscribe

geek girl beats out just sex - Ev analyses click through rates on ads at - "I did a little sifting through the banner ads and stats at The average click-through rate for all 689 ads is 0.60%."
posted by rmw (9 comments total)
I never want to see a link to that guy's site again.
posted by xtrmntr at 10:40 PM on February 23, 2001

Cranky much?
posted by Optamystic at 11:59 PM on February 23, 2001

I was fine up until the moment I saw those sunglasses.
posted by xtrmntr at 2:43 AM on February 24, 2001

This was pretty much noticed about a month into the banner ads. The most successful ones included a female-looking eye in some way. (I'm not sure that Zannah's, then, was among them: I didn't read her yet.) There was even some controversy over the blog called "sexlog" for a while when several people objected to having it display on their weblogs. It was all hashed out on the since-closed forum.

One also notes that the data may be somewhat ... stale. The banner ad page from which this is derived says: "Last update: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at 7:15:09 AM". It's not clear whether that's the page template ... or the data. (Dave also hasn't updated the hotlist since December 2, 2000.)

xtrmntr, use Blogger much? Far as I'm concerned, Ev can do any damn thing with his site he wants.
posted by dhartung at 6:49 AM on February 24, 2001

I am really worried about Evhead. He seems to have the time to program Blogger, redesign his personal site, read all kinds of articles, write long essays, and do statistical analyses. And he has that awful Billy Vera and the Beaters song playing in his head (almost as bad as Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, and that song "Walking in Memphis"). He might be a victim of severe electronic addiction (like me, but more productive).

He needs to get out, breathe fresh air and take a walk in the park. Play with a puppy. But maybe he really does get out, but just doesn't sleep (also a bad thing).
posted by timothompson at 7:25 AM on February 24, 2001

Doesn't matter much anyway, seems to be going away soon.
posted by mathowie at 11:24 AM on February 24, 2001

Can't view that Yahoo Groups message since I'm not a member. What's it say?
posted by gluechunk at 12:27 PM on February 24, 2001

I don't use Blogger and Ev can still do any damn thing with his site he wants. I liked "What Blog Readers Want." It was fun.
posted by Zeldman at 1:23 AM on February 25, 2001

Dave's trial balloon has been popped. (He was just tired of only hearing complaints. Now that a few users of the service have buttered him up sufficiently :) he's agreed to keep it around. I've suggested that he at least document some of the site's issues right in the page so that the users understand it's a free, close-to-zero-support service.)
posted by dhartung at 8:55 AM on February 25, 2001

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