so I was looking at someone’s personal website from Mastodon, and noticed that they had banners to advertise other people’s servers. while server lists like fediring exist, I was thinking of a more automatic method of advertisement within someone’s website.
the concept is this: people could store advertisements (small banners, gifs) on their websites with a server and people willing to embed them could use an API to retrieve a random ad onto their website.
people would self-host their ads and “federate” with other websites to embed other ads on their website. not sure if this would scale up as well, though.
what do you think? just curious on lemmy’s POV
edit: going by the comments, this idea is quite flawed and webrings (in small sizes) are a better approach.
thanks for the help