I Love Darren Rowse, Plus A Bunch Of Other Bloggers

loveme.gifFor the past little while, I’ve been targeting Problogger.net with an “I Love Darren Rowse” Google ad. I also sent a few other “I love you” ads to other bloggers. You can see what those ads looks like plus how it all started here.

After running the Google ad on Problogger for two months or so, Darren finally got the message and replied with the Google ad you see on the right. Feel free to click it because it’s not an AdSense ad, it’s just an image of the Google ad Darren is running on this blog. Yes, it’s true. This is how professional bloggers talk to each other. We don’t use IM! We send the message with Google ads! πŸ˜€

Now I need to come up with a really good Google Ad reply to send back to Problogger. Any ideas?

60 thoughts on “I Love Darren Rowse, Plus A Bunch Of Other Bloggers”

  1. Ryan says:

    How about:

    “Learn How to Become a dot com Mogul like Darren Rowse at John Chow dot Com”

    Will that fit? πŸ˜€

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      I like that, but it’s a touch wordy. Still good, I think.

      1. Alex Becker says:

        My blog is better than yours. JohnChow.com

        1. John Chow says:

          I think that sounds too much like the rich jerk.

          1. Ryan says:

            Yeah, you definatey need something that compliments him, yet at the same time increases the interest level.

            I know you probably can’t disclose this, but I imagine the CTR on these type of ads is pretty high (as long as they’re seen). Anytime I see one of those type of ads I click it. πŸ˜€

        2. Nate W. says:

          I agree, too much like Rich Jerk, who by the way, is completely full of sh1t.

          1. Ashish Mohta says:

            Its not about being a rick jerk, Its more like linking and getting traffic from each other.There is a little show off, but its fair.Why not use the resource when you have it

          2. Jane May says:

            hahaha…I really hope you didn’t buy anything from him!!! By your reaction, it kinda sounds like you did.

    2. Andrew Chen says:

      How about:

      “I hate Darren Rowse”

      Well that is what love to the extreme could become πŸ™‚ don’t be offended I just trying to be funny πŸ™‚ It could be a good catch though depends on how you address it your blog.

      Hey, John I didn’t know you are advertising on Darren Rowse’s blog to get traffic. Did you substract it as a cost when you release your monthly financial report on this blog? I am just curious.

  2. Leftblank says:

    ‘Yes Darren, I love you, but please read my blog to get the real reason’? That should at least respond to his question Γ‘nd get some visitors back πŸ˜‰

  3. j. noronha says:

    I run a blog in Brazil, in portuguese, and there’s been a serious discussion about to be or not to be a problogger going around here. My blog’s doing goog, in part thanks to yours and Darren Rowse’s tips. I take part in a yahoo group about the Brazillian blogosphere and just introduced your post to the group. I think is a nice way to link your buddys. I’ve seen your “add” at Darren’s blog so many times and kept thinking “this is clever”.
    Keep up the good work and good luck with your cars. πŸ™‚

  4. hmmm, looks like I really started something πŸ˜‰

    I should get back on the bandwagon because you don’t seem to love me anymore.

  5. Al Davies says:

    Darren Rowse and John Chow
    Showing bloggers around the world how to earn a terrific living one post at a time.

  6. Matt608 says:

    ______ _______
    | \ / |
    | \/ |
    | John Chow |
    | + |
    |Darren Rowse |
    | |
    \ _______ /

    If that goes all ‘skewif’ it once looked like a heart

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      It in no way resembles a heart now. It eliminated all the empty spaces.

  7. Laminate says:

    I saw your ad on problogger, but never caught Darren’s on your site! How great. Your ad definately go tme coming to your site so it works great.

  8. This should’ve been how the expression ‘link love’ got started.


  9. Jeff says:

    “I’d have sex with problogger.net if I could. But instead I will advertise for them.”

    Too racy? Or am I taking the whole “Love” word to seriously..??

    1. Jane May says:

      No I agree, a bit racy…but then again, I’m always in the minority πŸ™‚

  10. The Love of two men that only the blogespher could understand.

    I feel dirty just writing that.

    1. Ashish Mohta says:

      Its true the real meaning of this can be understood by bloggers but seeing this kind of ads makes it tempting for people to click.Its human way…hit the right place

  11. John, pay a dinner for him. Better: a beer!

  12. Leroy Brown says:

    It’s like a whole different language; one that I don’t speak ( no money for Adwords! )
    One of the coolest things I’ve seen in awhile. Man, that makes me a nerd.

    1. Nomar says:

      same here πŸ™

  13. Allen.H says:

    How much are you guys paying for these ads? are these CPM or CPC?


    1. Kenny says:

      I’m curious too about how much $ is flowing back and forth between this love triangle πŸ˜‰

      1. Jeff says:

        its like getting divorced over and over.

  14. Nate W. says:

    John Chow’s blog is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

  15. John & Darren sitting in a tree….

    See more at John Chow dot Com

    1. Jane May says:

      This kinda rymes…not sure if it’ll be the one though…like the creativity

  16. Mani says:

    Probably use this picture as an image ad on problogger(he doesn,t allow it at the moment though). http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3172/darrenchowgc2.gif

    Please take this with a cool head John – i know you will. No Offense.


    1. Ashish Mohta says:

      Hahah This is the best comment for this post.Mani you gave a hilarious one.Sorry John no offences though its the first time i am making comments on your blog, but this one is cool

    2. John Chow says:

      That’s great! LOL But Problogger doesn’t accept image ads. πŸ™‚

  17. Marc says:

    Reservation Name

    Do that and see who shows up πŸ™‚

  18. Paul says:

    “I have too much money”


    1. Nate W. says:

      Once the Viewbar is released, John really will have toooo much money.

  19. Shhh! I have a secret about Darren Rowse! Click here to find out what it is!

    I just found your site researching blogging. Sounds like you have fun with what you do

    1. Nate W. says:

      I really like the “I have a secret” line…Everyone wants to know a juicy secret!

      1. Nomar says:

        Totally agree with that, I would click

  20. Sorry if this is a duplicate.

    Shhh! I’ve got a secret about Darren Rowse. Click here to find out what it is!

  21. Radu says:

    “All your base are belong to us”

    John Chow Ownz u!

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  23. Katana says:

    The dark secret of the monetizing blogosphere has been unveiled,

    John Chow and Darren Rowse are gay cohorts!!

    Just kidding πŸ˜›

  24. Scott Howard says:

    Now that is taking creativity to another level πŸ™‚

  25. Nomar says:

    John, come on, what is this?

    where is the root of all evil ???

    a bit dissapointing john.. to much love here

    throw in some evil !!

  26. Dragos Roua says:

    Yeap, it’s becoming a very interesting advertising habit. If you look at this post you’ll see that I tried, a week before John TP post, to formalize this type of publicity. By transmitting a positive message, the ad is just becoming extremely powerful and almost viral. Very interesting.

  27. Tyler says:

    The next Google Ad for Problogger should read:

    “Helping Darren Rowse Retire One Click At A Time”
    Find out why I let Problogger use me to make money!

  28. Jane May says:

    The Rowsee Darren

    Find out why Darren Rowse sends John Chow flowers


    I know, a bit cheesey

    1. Nomar says:

      I like this one πŸ™‚ it is good

  29. Steve Olson says:


    I just noticed a google ad on my site that reads. “I Love Steve Olson. Your Blog Rocks. Keep up the Great work. From John Chow dot com”

    Man… This is a huge compliment. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now, and I admire your skill and talent.

    Thanks so much John. It made my Sunday morning.

  30. So John… have you decided on any of the adsense ideas we have been sending?


  31. Paras says:

    ” I love you. Your Visitors will love me “

  32. Haha that’s cool I never expected something like this … ps: it’s a good way to exchange traffic also …

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