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This article was published on December 2, 2009


Do Adverts Have a Place on Twitter?

Do Adverts Have a Place on Twitter?
Matthew Ellis
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Matt is based in Manchester, UK and works for Tenonine Inc., a venture capital firm. He has a great passion for business, technology, intern Matt is based in Manchester, UK and works for Tenonine Inc., a venture capital firm. He has a great passion for business, technology, internet startups and the web and he is the Junior Editor for TheNextWeb UK. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

TwitterWith the recent revelations that Twitter have plans to monetize the service in the coming year, it’s pretty much anyone’s guess as to how they’re going to do it.

Biz Stone, Twitters Co-Founder, recently spoke of premium accounts which would be aimed at businesses and offer various features to gain an insight to their followers trends along with providing an analytical aspect.

However, the latest speculation is that advertisements may be coming to Twitter. If you’ve logged in to Twitter recently (from the web interface that is), you may have noticed some space has been added at the very bottom of your stream, just where the ‘More…’ button is.

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Currently, as you can see there is a nice little mobile notification there but don’t you think it would be a nice place to put an advert or two? Sure, it might be a little odd that they’d put banners at the very bottom of a page, I mean CTR won’t be that great but it’d be a good way of introducing them, at least?

Like I said above, everything is guess-work for the moment but it’s a possibility. I’ll be watching that spot over the coming months to see if it becomes anything more than a notification. What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!