Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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RE: Re-arrange the webpage
by oiaohm on Thu 25th Mar 2010 00:15 UTC in reply to "Re-arrange the webpage"
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I just read the post, was not sure if somebody already mentioned this.

There is a popular way to collect some money by asking hobbist to donate money for open source programmer through Paypal.

I think if the website can provide a hidden ad frame or tab w/o showing what ads in there at the beginning but with a button for readers to expand it if readers consider the publisher is doing a great job, they should be able to donate their clicking on hidden-expandable ads. This might be a better way to sponsor the publisher w/o ruining the reading experience.

Remember this idea only works if the ads work. Current issue is against items like noscript they don't. Method of doing the ads has to be changed. As secuirty from cross site attacks increase in browsers current systems of ads lots of sites are using could become neutralized without user having to install third party.

There is already a form of a hidden frame under shopping. But there is no advertisement for it.

Donation button I have said a few times. It makes pure sense. Argument is donations alone are not enough. What is true.

Good with bad. If anything that is to make money is going to work it requires advertisement. Unfortunately hidden away does not work.

I really should do up a guide for website developers about the counter measures to advertising. What methods are insanely hard to block.

Yes there are site design selections that can make advertisement on site basically unblock-able from the parent site. Attempting to block will basically damage the site. Third party out sourcing is never unblock-able. Using scripts always block-able as well.

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