Have you visited TechCrunch today? Did you notice that really annoying 125×125 animated ad that just went up? What the…?
I’m not sure why Michael Arrington would think this is a good thing to allow on his site. Having six 125×125 ads on your blog is fine – we all need to make money – but they are only tolerated because they don’t annoy, i.e. they’re not animated.
Now that TechCrunch has allowed one animated ad, will it allow the other 5 to use animation? Can you imagine the user-experience at TechCrunch if you have 6 animated banner ads waiving at you from above the fold?
I think animated ads can work in moderation on a blog, but I’m never going to allow an animated 125×125 on this site, as I respect my readers too much – that is, I want y’all to come back!
What do you think? I know the TechCrunch guys read Marketing Pilgrim, so let them know what you think of the animation. Do you love it or hate it?