October 13, 2015

Optimize This!

You visit a website ... and it is nothing but ads ... nothing! Ads on top of ads. Pre-rolls on top of the content you're hoping to see.

I know, I know, you're going to yell at me ... you are going to tell me that I'm an idiot who doesn't realize that somebody has to pay for the content I wish to view.

But that's not my point.

My point is that there is no content here. None.

In calculus, this is called a "local maxima". It's a case where you optimize yourself to a peak ... and if you go in any direction, you drop from the peak, so you just stay here ... not realizing that if you drop from the peak, you may end up at a higher peak somewhere else.

If you don't know calculus, and you took your "Master Big Data And Optimization In 30 Minutes" course, you may not realize that you are stuck at a local maxima. And consequently, your website is nothing but ads.