MSNBC’s plans to flood the Internet with ads for its new shows is, well, really stupid. Sure, they are advertising on blogs via BlogAds. That’s very, well, nice. However, they’d be far better off using a blog network to provide direct links rather than trackable ad links – those would give them better search engine rankings. If they have targetted the right blogs, it may work. But since they’ve included UK blogs like mine (see right), I doubt they’ve put much thought into it!

Mind you, at least it’s not quite as insane as taking out an ad on this, which may improve search rankings, but boy is it ugly.