Nuffnang – It’s very good MAN

Nuffnang

What’s it all about?

Ok so you may have heard of this thing called Nuffnang, or you may have seen the banners on my blog, or on other Malaysian blogs.

Most likely you’ve already signed up and perhaps you too are displaying the ads on your sites, if not…Nuffnang is a new advertising network aimed at blogs.

You can read more about it here:

http://www.nuffnang.com.my/

The target is initially blogs in Malaysia, so if you have a blog, do sign up (you just need 20 or more unique hits per day).

Why?

There’s no affiliate type scheme on Nuffnang, I just want to support the local guys and think it’s really great someone has the balls, insight and technical know how to try and do something like this locally.

On a global platform it might not be cutting edge, but for Asia, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

I also want to support them as their featured blogger (at the moment) looks very handsome and intelligent.

If you’re a blog reader you’ll probably be familiar with Leng Mou and Boss Stewie, one of the guys behind it. He’s a partner in Nuffnang, so show your support!

BTW when I said no to ads on blogs, I said no to irrelevant ‘contextual‘ ads that have nothing to do with the readers of the blog. I fully support a localised, targeted blog advertising network as I believe people with good blogs should earn money for their efforts.

Yah but what the hell does Nuffnang mean?

Some people have assumed it means nothing, but they obviously can’t use Google..as if you break the two syllables up it’s not that hard to find the meaning.

There’s a new dialect emerging in London called Jafaican or Jafaikan, which is a combination of Jamaican and African and possible Fake (as a lot of white kids use it too).

If you are familiar with Ali-G it’s something similar to the patwa he uses, the point is Nuffnang is something different and a different way of communicating with people.

Nuff means ‘very’ or ‘really’ and Nang means ‘good’ or ‘cool’, so Nuffnang means Very Good, or Really Cool.

You can read more at Wikipedia or an article in The Guardian.

I really like the fact they have dared to use a different non-generic name (one that doesn’t contain the word ‘ads’ for example) as it shows some creativity and they have forged a powerful brand for themselves.

Anyway I hope you support Nuffnang and local ads and the local guys doing something different sign up ASAP!

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11 Responses to Nuffnang – It’s very good MAN

  1. Mossie`Ol Chin March 13, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    i signed up… but i do think that it may need another quarter or so before a constant stream of advertisers come in…

  2. Boss Lepton March 13, 2007 at 12:30 pm #

    just for the kicks of seeing what shows up below

    using firefox on wat? hehehe
    see accurate or not

  3. gbyeow March 13, 2007 at 12:56 pm #

    Good but the server is slow at the moment. Especially from a US based proxy.

  4. Kenny Ng March 13, 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    Ok… will look deeper into it. Thanks for the info.

  5. meekiee March 13, 2007 at 2:38 pm #

    Yes! Nuffnang rocks!
    And I support them in all ways I can.

    gyyeow: transition period, they are in the midst of moving to other dedicated servers!

  6. kianbung March 13, 2007 at 3:02 pm #

    hmm… am considering joining. now it’s up to my webhost if they allow me to place ads. it’s a free host after all, and a good one, so i don’t wanna do anything that may terminate my account.

  7. KY March 14, 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    wah, so handsome, especially this picture
    http://www.nuffnang.com.my/public/featured_blogger/03.jpg

  8. WilsonC March 15, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Great! Something local at last. Thnx for the heads up.

  9. ShaolinTiger March 21, 2007 at 2:36 pm #

    Mossie`Ol Chin: Yah will have to wait and see.

    Boss Lepton: So, was it accurate?

    gbyeow: Yah it would be, it’s based around local market so it’s hosted in Malaysia and aimed at Malaysian/Asian blogs.

    Kenny Ng: No probs, do sign up!

    meekiee: Great, I hope to see more support for the local guys.

    kianbung: Yah better to find out first, just in case.

    KY: LOL, trust you!

    WilsonC: No probs, hope you signed up.

  10. encik wan March 25, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    I support any entrepreneur from any country that is doing something new and useful. In US, you can be cool and someone may send you a check or buy you out. Outside US, being cash flow positive is more important than being cool. That is my 2 sens :)

  11. Heislyc April 4, 2007 at 6:20 pm #

    Wait and See.