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  •  Keyword ads (10+ / 0-)

    work this way. Ads for various wingnut candidates used to appear with regularity during campaign season in diaries about Republicans, for example.

    It's common behavior. People have written diaries demanding to know why kos takes money from the RNC. If you click the ad, it earns money for this site, and costs the advertisers.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 09:54:05 AM PDT

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    •  I would ad (2+ / 0-)
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      that kos has no control--the ads are keyword based.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 10:02:32 AM PDT

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    •  Hmm.... so maybe (5+ / 0-)

      we write a really scathing diary about GOP candidate B. Then, somebody posts a comment that says if it's between x and y time, hit the ad for candidate B, then hit back, then hit the ad again.

      Do this for 15 minutes.

      It's a win win, isn't it? Kos gets money, candidate B gets hits (perhaps enough to slow the site down) but NO money (not one red cent). We could even fill out any forms they have with dummy info, just to mess with them even more. (People do this ALL the time, trust me)

      If we're really lucky, the site might crash from all the traffic (remember Joe Lieberman?).

      They'll see this big spike in hits, but no corresponding spike in donations. Lots of people signing up for their emails, but with fake names and maybe even fake email addresses.

      All these things make them LOOK popular, even when they're not. And more importantly, it costs them money.

      Money for nothing. (And the the clicks aren't free.)

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