Google is now hunting down YouTube video-to-download sites, including clip.dj. That fast-riser is now officially dead, though a far bigger culprit is youtube-mp3.org, which has nearly 4 million uniques and has just received a firm legal threat from Google.
And, is sponsored by Target, Southwest Airlines, Netflix, Samsung, and Groupon, not to mention Gilt, Suzanne Somers, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program. All of whom probably have no idea that youtube-mp3.org even exists.
A recent visit to youtube-mp3.org revealed this illustrious advertising group.
ads Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Digital publisher blacklists have been around a long time and are already part of the algorithms for most ad servers. Brands will always ask their ad sellers to avoid any particular, or easily identifiable subset of questionable sites, once the brand is aware of it.
celeste Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Samsung has a major and very expensive ad campaign on YouTube going right now.
@brucewarila Thursday, June 21, 2012
Netflix, Southwest, Target, and Samsung are all are depriving artists by advertising here.
Adam Thursday, June 21, 2012
These companies, and their media buying agencies have no clue whatsoever that they're advertising on these sites. They pay $0.25 CPM on ad exchanges and blind remant advertising.
BrianP Thursday, June 21, 2012
Groupon I'd lump in the knowingly doing it/not giving a flip category. Here's a a screen cap of them skinning Grooveshark: http://www.jealousof.us/groupon.png
inthepark Thursday, June 21, 2012
well, well, well
groupon supporting blatant piracy and copyright theft? not surprised
Casey Thursday, June 21, 2012
Advertising on Grooveshark does not mean they support copyright theft. It means they know how to reach a wide audience effectively and reasonably. And as of right now Grooveshark is operating safely under DMCA until the court proves otherwise.
Dan Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is the most misleading news title I've read all month. You should be ashamed.
Sarah Monday, June 25, 2012
Agree... any website can join an advertising network, it's not the company's fault, it's the fault of the advertising network for not checking the content on the website. Half of these articles lately make me wonder if anyone has a true grasp on how the internet works... unbelivable, but we've been sharing music online since for 20 years now. It's kinda lost its shock value.