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Why Have Annoying Ads?


By ML
June 19 2016

Websites such as Sportnetwork are not charities and have to be run on a commercial basis, thus the need to monetize the site by running adverts.

This story was first posted in 2012 but deserves a re-run in order to complement the comments in the thread: 'THIS FORUM'

 

The most popular ways of monetizing a website are by Cost per impression (CPI/CPM) and Pay per click (PPC) advertising.

Various advertising agencies and networks facilitate the placing of advertisements on websites to benefit from the traffic to the site.

In the case of Sportnetwork, the Cost per impression (CPI/CPM) model appears to be implemented and the advertisers pay more for advertisements on story/feature pages than on message-board pages.

Consequently, if no new stories appear on a clubs pages the message board section is de-activated whilst the revenue earning section remains. Plus the editors of the page are put under pressure to provide new content.

So if you want this site to stay active, your stories are needed on a regular basis – no stories, no message board.

Simples !!

Don’t worry if you think your grammar or construction is weak as the editors will tidy it up for you.

So get bashing your keyboards and e-mail your stories to the editor

And next time one of those annoying adverts appears here, get over it – it’s the price you pay.

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Why Have Annoying Ads?
Unofficial Pirates (IP Logged)
19/06/2016 13:37
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Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
bolingey pirate (IP Logged)
19/06/2016 18:46
Thank you Unofficial Pirate for giving us a thread on which to comment.
I've always found adverts to be bloody annoying and totally superfluous for a rugby forum.. They seem to slow down my already slow and ageing laptop, and to be honest, I never even read them. I find the same annoyance with other web sites, especially the local press.
On the positive side, I assume they contribute in some way, to financing the various sites, but I for one, would be very happy to get rid of them for good.
Will that "do" U F ???

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
Alphacat (IP Logged)
19/06/2016 21:08
Quote:
bolingey pirate
Thank you Unofficial Pirate for giving us a thread on which to comment.
I've always found adverts to be bloody annoying and totally superfluous for a rugby forum.. They seem to slow down my already slow and ageing laptop, and to be honest, I never even read them. I find the same annoyance with other web sites, especially the local press.
On the positive side, I assume they contribute in some way, to financing the various sites, but I for one, would be very happy to get rid of them for good.
Will that "do" U F ???

You can always use an adblocker extension to your web browser if you find that having ads slows your laptop down.

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
bolingey pirate (IP Logged)
19/06/2016 21:29
Thanks for that, "Alphacat"!!

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
bolingey pirate (IP Logged)
19/06/2016 21:50
Furthermore "Alphacat", my I/T skills are legendary....(they are very basic, as "Perran Pirate" will confirm), BUT I have just managed to install an adblocker to my chrome, and the adverts have already disappeared from this forum.
Thanks again!!

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
bolingey pirate (IP Logged)
22/06/2016 08:34
It's three days since "Alphacat" advised me to install an adblocker to my laptop.......the results have been amazing....no more useless irrelevant adverts, and response speeds for this and other web sites (especially The West Briton) are much faster and responsive.
Can't think why I'd never heard of this before!!
Again, many thanks.

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
From The Bridge (IP Logged)
05/07/2016 11:01
without the ads, we would not have a site!

 
Re: Why Have Annoying Ads?
Perran Pirate (IP Logged)
14/08/2016 21:39
I've sent a little story ... short but perhaps better than nothing !

( actually, I don't mind the adverts. ... )

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