Most times banner ads are clever enough to display ads relevant to the page you’re reading right now – like if you scroll to the bottom of this post and look for the Google AdSense banner, it will most likely advertise for something related to this post (I wonder what that might be).
But at other times, the banner networks really screw up!! Buzzfeed.com collected 23 Badly Placed Internet Ads that probably never should have been showed…
Like this one – an article with the title “Coffee Might Trigger First Heart Attack in Some” – and next to it, there’s an ad for…. coffee!
Or this clever Google AdWords placement when searching for “world of warcraft”, showing up an ad saying “Are Your a Male Virgin?” – I don’t think this is a mistake though… but it’s still funny and maybe a bit out of place?