Friday, January 12, 2007

Foul!

Am I the only one who finds it wildly inappropriate for EclipseZone to be running Netbeans 5.5 ads?

9 comments:

Sunny Chan said...

Nah - Linux.com now seems to be permanently sponsored by Microsoft. Let those who can afford the advertising advertise, though the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so if Netbeans is good they don't need all these advertising.

Neil Bartlett said...

I don't see the problem. Let them soak up their marketing budget, I say. Besides, Eclipse shouldnt be afraid of a bit of competition.

I also hope they send the NetBeans girls to EclipseCon again this year ;-)

Görge said...

Me too, but thanks to Adblock I don't see them anymore...

Btw: Microsoft is one of the main advertiser of the german "eclipse magazin" ;-(

Anonymous said...

I can appreciate the comedy. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes. How else are people supposed to find out about NetBeans?

Anonymous said...

Speaking with my editorial hat on, the ads generate the funding that supports EclipseZone, and is an important part of how it exists. Unfortunately, there's no big corporate sponsor throwing people or resources or membership fees at the problem :-)

That being said, the choice of which advert to run may not controlled by the EclipseZone site, but rather the advertisment servers that make the call.

It may be the case that the NetBeans ads are specifically targetting users whose interest includes Eclipse, but also any Java IDE-type searches. (Searching for Java IDE in google gives a commercial advert for IntelliJ, for example.)

However, I'm always amused when I see a NetBeans advert on EZ. I don't see many IntelliJ adverts there.

One wonders how many referals from EZ the NetBeans domain gets? (Or, for that matter, vice versa...)

jervin said...

Nah no problem, just tell me they charged them 10x the regular rate ;)

m0 said...

Funny :) Gave me a morning laugh ;x
I agree to AlBlue, "the advertisment servers that make the call".

Steve said...

You just noticing this now? It's just part of the marketing attack that's been going on for the last year or so. No big deal.