Archive for August, 2006

Blow stuff up!

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

I’ve been encouraged by the number of hits on the website so far! Looks like maybe my initial word-of-mouth campaign is working out. I’ve been too busy on school-related projects to do any real advertising, but I figure once I get a few advertisers, then I can get some newspapers to do articles about this site…

Anyways, I’ve added a feature where you can now blow the ads up if you click on the link ‘blow stuff up’. After you enable it, then anytime you click on one of the ads, then it blows up!¬†My roommate¬†has been spending WAY too much time trying to get a higher high score… hehe.

Coming soon — a way where you can upload your own images and use those as ads!

virtualroadside is launched!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Welcome to the site! After a week or two of work, I finally have all this stuff working for the website. And what exactly is the point of the website?

I want to replace my broken car!

Thats it, pure and simple. See, my car broke down, and its not worth fixing. Since my parents don’t have jobs, its really difficult for me to get a car loan — and I don’t feel like buying a car thats going to break down come this time next year… I need some money.

I was thinking the other day that there is so much money spent on advertising every year, and a lot of it is well… not very exciting.?My goal is to provide an advertising venue that is interactive and memorable, and of course get me a decent used car. With that in mind, I intend to continue to add interesting and quirky features to this site, so that users continue to return.

Why would they come here to begin with? Because this site is?innovative and unique (have you seen any websites like this?), and most of the random websites I go to myself are because of others saying ‘hey, check this out — its odd’ or something to that effect.

Heres the deal: To get your website advertised here, all you pay is $1 per virtual square foot (10×10 pixels) for an image that is placed on the roadside on the front page. I’ll keep the ad up for at least 5 years.?If you buy multiple images, you can get them placed in sequence or next to each other. For the amount of traffic this site will be getting, thats crazy cheap!

Stay posted for more news!