I have some unfortunate news. My first experiement conducted for this class was a failure. Each day I returned to the lecture hall I had written our blog's URL, the words had been erased. It is unclear whether this was done by the professors, the cleaning staff, or students. Either way, my blackboard advertising did not stick in large lecture halls.
However, in the small Van Hise classroom, the advertisement remained on the board for the entire experiment. Unfortunately, I do not think it directed much traffic to our blog.
According to our analytics, throughout the time the advertisement was posted on the board there were no new traffic trends. This means all our blog's viewers continued to come from our class blog or directly typing in the URL. Though it is possible some of these URL views were students responding to the advertisement, it is unlikely considering the numbers remained relatively the same as before. Had students been responding, there would have been an increase.
That being said, I still support blackboard advertising as getting a name out there where students can see it and advertisers don't have to pay any money is a great idea.