08 April 2009

5 Entrecard Ads I Had To Reject

For those not in the know, Entrecard is a blogging network. It allows you an easy way to interact with other bloggers, find blogs that interest you, and earn credits that let you advertise on other blogs. Recently, Entrecard decided that they could make some money outta this deal by letting paid advertisers put their ads on member blogs. This caused a bit of an uproar in the community, and caused some concern. I can't say I cared too much one way or the other, particularly when it came to what types of advertising would suddenly show up on my widget (that's that little box on the side with the gold bar underneath it). I figured Entrecard would do a good enough job ferreting out the appropriate advertisements from the inappropriate. For the most part they have, but what follows are five ads I had to reject. As I don't like rejecting ads without giving a reason, I figured the least I could do was post them up today and explain to Entrecard and these paying advertisers why their ads didn't make the cut.



Reason for Rejection: I used this service for over two months with no results. I can't pass on scams to my readers, who expect the most out of their inter-family dating services.




Reason for Rejection: While the logo is nice to look at, I swear I've seen it somewhere before. This makes me wonder if these designs are truly original or if they've been copied from the Web.



Reason for Rejection: This blog's name is called "The Trigger". Not to give advice where it's unwanted, but you may want to rethink your design.



Reason for Rejection: It seems like a fine product, but I had to really question the first-person testimonials on the website.


Reason for Rejection: Was forced to reject on advice of legal counsel. Otherwise, would have given you a permanent slot.

33 comments:

Jeff Tompkins said...

"Whiskey for Infants"...I think they opened for REM once.

alantru said...

The Incest Match Company of Oregano Ohio may have an unfortunate company name but they do produce the highest quality consumable tools for lighting fires in controlled circumstances. Reconsider.

The logo: If Carlsberg can do it and have people from all over the world make the sojourn to visit their brewing “factory” (while making millions in the process). Why can’t you? Go for it.
http://journals.worldnomads.com/spongey/gallery/6157/163574.aspx

Igger. I’m assuming (and rightly so) that this is meant to be jigger. Why the problem with a person who jigs or operates a jig? Lighten up.

Frothers Whiskey for Infants. They only sell it to kids who suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome. They’re already doomed. It could be worse. Go for it. You could use the cash.

Do it… What? Did you hire a teenage paralegal? A real lawyer would never have given you that advice. Wise up.

Marissa said...

LMAO!! I have 4 brothers; you think incestmatch can tell me accurately which one is the best fit for me?

dizzblnd said...

Those bastards.. whew I am glad I closed my account when I did. Too funny

Winky Twinky said...

I also tried IncestMatch in the past, and like you, the results were incredibly disappointing ... although I guess the fact that I have almost no living relatives left *could* have factored in... but hey, that's just false advertising!!

Shawn said...

Jeff: Yeah, I wanted to go to that show.

Alan: Your points are well taken and I am officially hiring you as my new attorney.

Marissa: Maybe, but be prepared to get hit with a bunch of hidden fees.

Dizzy: lol, yeah, you got out just in time.

Winky: There's so many things they don't tell you when you sign up.

Kirsten said...

Come on, Shawn! Get the stick out of your ass and use those sponsors!

Jen said...

I didn't think you were such a prude. I allow everyone of those on my widget. This Entrecard thing has been such a blessing. You really need to lighten up a bit.

C.B. Jones said...

Id be interested in buying stock in Frother's WFI.

Charlene said...

Oh my gosh! Those are horrifying. People just don't think these days. :) Thanks for your funny reasoning.

Don said...

Haa, that's great stuff. I too have seen that logo. Was it not seen tattooed on the ass of B. Mussolini's in his execution picture as he hung upside down and dead?

Thinkinfyou said...

I bet ya didn't pass on the tranny sites!!

Da Old Man said...

It's so good to find a blogger with such integrity. Those other ho's just took every ad.

Shawn said...

Kirsten: That stick feels good, thanks. Piney.

Jen: Well sometimes you have to draw the line. I can't help it if you've been out of ink for some time.

C.B.: Unfortunately, they're privately owned. They might be looking for a partner, though.

Charlene: Just doing my part to keep the glorious Entrecard system alive and well.

Don: That IS where I saw it! So they're stealing tattoos. Shameless.

Thinkinfyou: Why don't you go bang yourself again?

Da Old Man: I learned it from watching you, Crotchety. I learned it from watching you.

Carl said...

You truly outdid yourself this time.

Funnyrunner said...

LLOL. Pretty funny.... and quite creative, I must say... thanks for one of my daily giggles, as usual...

Margo said...

good one. I do think you are a bit repressed, however. Not that I know what THAT means... being repressed.

I Hate Commercials said...

incestmatch.com total scam

gwenolabar said...

i'd wondered how incestmatch.com got into the history on my computer.

now i know.

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

I think a few of my relatives have used IncestMatch.

You're hilarious. My first time here, and I'm glad I came.

Dalton J. Fox said...

Whiskey for Infants ... I wonder if it comes in a baby bottle. If so, that sounds like fun for all ages.

Mike said...

I'd put up the last one. Get rid of some societal leaches ;)

Phillipia said...

How come you get all the good ads?

The best I've gotten include: "Church of (Younger)Brotherly Love" and "72 Virgins on a Cat"

Shawn said...

Carl: Well, if you set the bar low enough, that's not hard to do.

Funnyrunner: Thanks, and you're welcome!

Margo: Yeah, may be getting conservative in my old age.

I Hate Commercials: You tried it, too, eh? It's a rip.

Gwenolabar: Strictly for research purposes, of course.

Mary: What's a family tree without a few gnarled branches?

Dalton: If I was better at Photoshop, it would indeed.

Mike: That's kinda my thinking.

Phillipia: 72 Virgins on a cat, eh? Dani's post is really making the rounds...

lilaphase said...

Agreed - I've tried the suicide encouragement, and obviously, I'm still here! That service sucks!

Vic said...

These are hilarious!! (I've seen a few others that are almost this bad.) I love Whiskey for Infants. How else do you get them to sleep?

ChrisTheAlco said...

Incest dating has worked for me ... lots. My love life would be in the can without it.

Shawn said...

lilaphase: Well in that case, I'm glad they suck.

Vic: I guess they could read my blog...

Chris: Once again, just baiting those Singapore authorities.

Kelly said...

Hi Shawn. I love your blog!! My sister is brookeamanda/shopgirl and I found you from her list of faves. Now I have another distraction from my busy workday. How I manage to get anything done is beyond me...

Shawn said...

Welcome to the party, Kelly! Who needs busy workdays when there's the Internet?

AmyOops said...

too funny

Maureen said...

Har! So far I've ignored most of those paid ads... now I'll have to take a closer look! Either that, or quit EC altogether.

Shawn said...

Well, there's so many of them you'd have to dedicate an entire day if you really wanted to look them over.