That’s right, Gizmodo’s design has been simplified! Finally, one of the 2 big blog networks has decided to make a blog that’s semi user-friendly. It’s about time, I get sick of looking at 3 columns of ads sometimes. In fact, while I’m ranting about this. Let’s just take a look at the homepage and take a little count of how many ads are on each of the 2 blog networks gadget sites…..
Engadget – a 468×60, a 120×600, 4 separate 300×250 ads, 3 text link ads each with descriptions, an ad advertising their own advertising, yet another small graphical banner, and a partridge in a pear tree
Gizmodo – a 468×60, 2 160×600, a 300×250 ad, and many many text links.
Now maybe I’m being crazy here, but doesn’t that seem like a lot of ads? Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if there weren’t so many graphical ads, but the sheer amount that these guys are putting on a page is ridiculous. One of the great things about blogs in my opinions is the simplicity of them, and these guys are just not in anyway using a simplistic approach. It’s just hard to focus on the content with all that other crap going on.
So I issue a challenge to WeblogsInc(especially Engadget), clean up your design a little bit. I also issue a challenge to both networks(WeblogsInc and Gawker) to remove some of the ads. For the love, with the amount of visitors both of you have, I seriously doubt you’re having any trouble at all bringing in revenue.
Sorry for the rant everyone! In the words of Gladiator, “What possible difference can I make?”
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