Earilier this week i spoke to Amy Valenzuela from Vibrant Media about testing intelliTXT at Threadwatch. Following that conversation, I've decided it would be at very worst, interesting to see how the product performs here, and at best, financially sound for the site. It would be nice if it added value to the pages aswell, use the comments for your thoughts on that when i've put it on...
I'll be putting intelliTXT on the site this morning, so please bear with me while i tweak it and play with the settings a bit :) There's actually a great deal of control for publishers, and i may continue to tweak it over the 30 day trial.
NOTE: Im not certain how long after implementation links will start appearing.
During that 30 days, we can decide to drop it, or Vibrant can decide to drop us.
What is it?
You should see some green links within the copy of pages, other areas will be excluded. If you mouse over a link, a tooltip will appear describing the advertisers product/service. If you click it, you'll go to the appropriate advertisers page.
Ack No! Shame on You Nick W!
Don't worry, if you really hate it, you can turn it off :) Just mouse over a link, click the "what's this" link, and at the bottom of the page there is a link that will set a cookie that prevents intelliTXT showing for you.
Your Feedback Appreciated
At the end of the 30 days, or if one party decides to end the agreement, whichever comes first, i plan to do a full on review of the system as tested here at Threadwatch. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated, i'll sumarize TW memebers feelings in the review.