Last year, $28.6 billion dollars of advertising went to newspapers. Television ads still dwarfs everything else when it comes to marketing products with an annual income of $53.9 billion dollars. Internet advertising revenue is just a paltry $8.3 billion. What this tells me is that television is still king when it comes to marketing products. But there are some trends worth checking. Last year in 2005, internet advertising grew at 13.3% over the prior year. Technology is paving new avenues for pushing products to consumers. Advertising are now reaching blogs, mobile devices and even podcasts. To most consumers, commercials are a nuisance, but from a business point of view, it makes the world go round.
One of my petpeeves on a website is Google’s Adsense. Every blog and personal website seems to have a section dedicated to the Google links. Do people really make money from these links? Will someone tell me how much money people have made by having these links displayed on their blog. I have no idea. Is the advertising distraction worth it? Ok, everyone has a price. Would I do it for $2000 a year? Well, maybe. Come to think about it, I might do it to cover the cost of hosting. That’s only $120 annually, but Adsense is still a nuisance to me.