IDG’s private-label CPC ad system

“Why should Google have all the fun? … Kudos to IDG for proving that disintermediation is alive and well! I’m surprised we’re not seeing more and more of this popping up, at least on the sites that are part of a larger network within one parent organization.” #

If I sell complex IT equipment such as enterprise database systems, I’m going to have better luck reaching potential customers and converting them to sales by advertising through a brand that talks to people about databases than I will by blasting links out into the wild hoping they stick. And I should be willing to pay more for that opportunity. #

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