Why the hell do I need to wait 10 to 20 seconds to see an article on searchengineland.com?
Because they are not using geotargeting
I am weird and I am often in weird places. One time, in a small town in Italy, I waited over a minute to read an article. If you are in a place with slow internet, and you are also waiting for a damn popup screen ad to load, and the damn screen ad doesn’t give you an option to close it until it is loaded, you are screwed.
Go make a cup of coffee, come back and read the article.
I think 99 percent of websites that force ads on users that block content could really be less “American” and just go the less selfish route. By this I mean that what frickin value does your pop up ad have to a user in Algeria?
If it has no value, then WTF?
I remember arguing lividly with SEOmoz and Rand about their damn popup ads years ago. Since then no thing has changed which is weird because they have users all over the world who don’t give a crap about those ads, and those ads add ridiculous load times to people who really have no option but to say “what assholes do this?”
Make pages for users
Geotargeting isn’t hard
If one were to add “make pages for users”, and “geotargeting isn’t hard” they could really do some incredible things, like not making people wait for no friggin reason whatsoever.
I always feel sorry for searchengineland and seomoz because I always use them as examples and the truth is many people who are dear to me work at those places. But they are the best in the business, so I hold them to standards, standards like not infuriating people who have slow connections all over the world.
I need an ad to your conference in America when I am in the Philippines?
No, no, no.
Geotargeting is great, use it people
Everyone in America gets your ads, everyone outside America doesn’t.
It take like three lines of code people, come on.