Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Yet another place you can't escape ads. Tweet that

Twitter has said it will allow advertising on its site for the first time.

The social networking site said advertisers would be able to buy "Promoted Tweets" that will appear on Twitter's search results pages...

...Initially, Promoted Tweets would only appear in Twitter search results, the company said, and only one Tweet would show up on each search results page.

It is the first toe in the advertising water for the social networking site, which has yet to make a profit and has only just begun to do deals to raise revenue from the high profile service.

It is an approach that the company described as a "stubborn insistence on a slow and thoughtful approach to monetization".

Slow at first maybe, but the flood gates will open.

Read more here.

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