Do I Yahoo? I do. I do Yahoo. Specifically, I use YahooMail. It’s free, it’s easy, I can access it from anywhere, and I don’t have that huge a problem with spam on it. I realize the service is free, so I’m not griping about the service. In fact, I have no complaints about the service at all. Consider this simply constructive criticism.
Your banner ads…I’m just going to come out and say it, Yahoo. They suck. And please understand that when I say ‘they suck’, what I mean is, they suck goats. And when I say they suck goats, what I’m trying to get across is that they suck all known types of goats and fourteen heretofore purely theoretical types of goats.
Here’s an example (requires Flash) of one of Yahoo’s ads:
Someone approved this? Someone got paid to do it? Is there not enough cash at Yahoo to get a functioning digital camera and/or scanner? This looks like someone created it by grinding their ass on some kind of computerized ass housed inside a giant ass.
This, however, is la piece de resistance:
Would you buy anything this ad was selling? If clicking on this ad would get me a two hour blowjob from Jennifer Connelly while the Beatles travelled through time to play music for us, I would never know, because I’m not clicking on it. Nothing about that ad makes me say, “I’ll have what he’s having, thanks!”
Guys, you have to spend money to make money. I want you all to do well, because I don’t want to use hotmail. If the ads are working, well then, color me astonished and tell me to get bent, but I can’t help but think you could do better.