How annoying would it be to receive ads with RSS feeds. Imagine having to wade through every fifth article being a “sponsored” article. I dont use my feed reader much, but I am trying to understand how opposed people would be to this idea.
However, on the flip side of the coin, a vanilla RSS feed with JUST news is lost revenue for someone that is interested in generating profits from their blog/business blog. I am planning to come up with a way to grab RSS feeds from an existing site, insert ads into these feeds (between posts) and then retransmit these feeds. So when someone signs up for these ads, they would have to change their RSS feed links to point to the new server. Alternatively, some up with a way to insert ads into existing RSS feeds (which I might try as a test on this blog sometime). What would be interesting is if Google ads could somehow be incorporated. I will have to look into that. Maybe insert a Google link as the middle post in my RSS feed.
I know that almost every blog I visit has some sort of advertising in it, however minute. Though ads are normally quite annoying, I find that I can tune out Google Ads without much trouble and the text ads seem to add flavor to the blog I am reading. I have even started using Google ads to fine tune some of my searches on various topics. The most annoying ads tend to be the flashy, graphicy, in your face sort of corner blocks that take away from the aura of the page. So, as a follow up to the success and the relative disconcern for the permeation Google ads into blogging, I am wondering how annoying or how bothersome RSS ads would be.
On the flip side of the coin, how interested would advertisers be in signing up for and using a system that uses RSS ads? Albeit, the price structure would need to be different. But the placement itself and the subsequent tracking of those ads would not be much of an issue. Especially since text ads would serve purpose wonderfully.
Time to read through some of the agreements that I so dilligently and so carelessly agreed to.