Japan: Too many ads in Hatena Keywords

User id:ryocotan complains that the keyword page at Hatena, Japan's largest social bookmarking service, has too many advertisements [ja], demonstrating this problem with a diagram for the keyword “violin” (バイオリン [ja]) in which actual information is highlighted in blue, and ads highlighted in red.


  • yukichi

    Hatena Keyword is not main service of Hatena. This helps blogs to connect with keywords. Probably, Hatena focuses on putting ads on the keyword pages because these pages may be picked up by search engines. In other hands, Hatena diary and Hatena bookmark, main services of Hatena, don’t have many ads. Explanation by Rokyotan is not pertinent, I think.

  • Hi yukichi,

    Thanks for your comment, you make a good point. There seem to be quite a few people (e.g. id:gnarl) who do not agree with id:ryocotan’s complaint.

  • […] user id:gnarl responds to id:rycotan's complaint that Japanese bookmarking service Hatena has too many ads on its keyword page with a post arguing […]

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