Adbrite (aff) have announced this week that they are moving towards giving their publishers ‘inline’ ads.
Inline ads are those links you see inside of content (often green or made to look different to other links on a page) that have a little popup window that appears when your comes into contact with the link (see picture below for an example).
This type of advertising causes quite a bit of debate among bloggers. Some like them because they don’t take up too much room (unless your cursor is over them) while others feel they are too close to looking like a link and are therefore a little deceptive.
What do you think? Would you try them?
Inline ads are CPC ads (ie you get paid per click). You don’t have to manually put them into your blog – other ad providers who use them provide you with a piece of code to put into your page that does it automatically for you. In a sense they are contextual ads but I do know of some bloggers who have been using them in conjunction with AdSense ads on the same page through other ad providers (you’d want to check this with AdSense before using them).
There’s no real word at this stage on when they go live with them but I suspect they’ll be popular with some bloggers.