Name five companies out there willing to pay to replace Google.Originally Posted by Skunk
Just "saying" there's plenty of companies out there doesn't make it so.
Actually, independant internet ads are on the decline because EVERYONE is jumping on the Google adwords/adsense bandwagon. Why? Because it's too damn easy to signup to use them and EVERY site nowadays has them.
Now, if QJ.net had any real good graphic artists on staff, I'm sure they could offer a targeted ad service to individual game developers and console manufacturers similiar to what Penny Arcade does: QJ.net staff creates the banner ads THEMSELVES. And I'm sure they would be of higher quality than what you get out of Google or any other advertiser.
Hell, they could even sponsor "ad creation contests" where the forum users could create an ad for a prospective game/company/whatever and if the targeted company likes it, then they could pay for it to be run for a specified amount of time.
The above is just one example of saying something is fscked up and then actually providing an alternative method or idea.
In other words, stop whining about Google's ads for ISO download sites if you can't come up with a better idea that can generate ad revenue for the QJ/net site.