in a national computer magazine. A two page spread, no less:
And that ad includes a URL, let’s say there’s a big “Welcome to [www.combotronic.com](http://www.combotronic.com)” at the bottom….then shouldn’t you actually have content on said website *before* the ad is in the magazine?!? Just a thought that this doesn’t help sell your product:
At first I thought, “hey, it’s Saturday…they’re moving servers and I caught them at a bad moment.” But no, Google shows that they’ve never had any content at that URL. It may be a fantastic product, but I’ll never buy it. Running an ad in a magazine with a URL that doesn’t work is just plain sloppy.
Too bad…because a product like that (to charge and power many devices at once) is exactly what we need. The pictures on the left side strike very close to home. Change the couch and coffee table in the middle shot and it *is* my home.
**Update:** *11/28/05* So I see a reference in my site stat log from combotronic.com’s stat checking application. So someone clicked from here to there and I noticed because they checked on where they were linked. Do they have a website now? [Yes they do!](http://www.combotronic.com). Truth is, I liked it better when the site didn’t work. It has sound. My #1 pet peeve is a website that makes noise without asking me first. I’m here listening to podcasts out of my Mac and I don’t want any site’s background noise on top of that. It’s all Flash that says and means nothing and it ends up just sitting there on a screen shot of their ad from the magazine!! Why did you even bother?