Spag, or Tagvertising?

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 27, 2005

Missed this earlier, but Steve Rubel has an interesting post from a couple weeks back on how tagging might spawn a new advertising market. At the least, he offers some tips on how marketers should avoid what some people call spag, for tagging spam. Others, understandably, aren’t so sure marketers will restrain themselves. Well, who can blame them? Let’s just hope tagging doesn’t get buried in useless ads before most people have even heard of it.

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bert

April 28, 2005 11:20 AM

Tags are working out at flickr where I post my photographs....nice site if you view the photos you can see companies advertising related products. I cant tell if they are meeting with success but at least the tags are working. regards Bert D'Orazio

Veerendra Shivhare

January 10, 2007 11:19 AM

Tagbulb offers a mashup of search engines for tags allowing searches against just about any web 2.0 site you can think of. You can search via tag using services like Youtube, Flickr, Technorati, 43Things, and many of their competitors.

www.tagbulb.com

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