There's some buzz these days about AdBrite, a new marketplace which is kind of like Google AdSense (in that, it lets you display ads on your website that are ideally relevant to the content), but it's setup as more of a direct marketplace.
In other words, I could buy ads on someone's site if they chose to offer space, and you could buy some on my site if I chose to offer space, and these ads would be perhaps instantly available and also directly targeted to those spaces… not just random pages all over the internet based on their relevant keywords and content.
Anyway, Technorati, the semi-famous blog search engine, was running a deal for an advertisement on their presumably popular homepage (located right above its search bar) for just $100 USD/day, and so I decided to give it a try for Mobile17:
… Why not, right? I guess we'll see how it performs. — In other news, the Mobile17 odometer just crossed the 375,000 mobile-content requests milestone. 😎
UPDATE: …The ad performed terribly! It received just 80 clicks, which translates to about the worst return ever for $100 USD worth of ads, unfortunately. 😟 — Be very careful if buying AdBrite space from Technorati, and when using AdBrite in general. (I'm just glad that I didn't spend any more than that!) 😱