Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th May 2009 16:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As you may know, the global economic depression has hit the media hard, due in large part to the fact that ad rates are in the toilet. OSNews is in the same boat. Despite the fact that we still have good advertisers, our income from advertising this year will only be a fraction of what it was last year. We probably won't make enough to cover our costs. Other news sites, as they've seen revenue decrease, have responded with more, and more intrusive, advertising. We don' t want to do that. We feel we have a covenant with our readers. If you'll be respectful of our need to run ads, we'll be respectful of your need to read the site without having ads shoved down your throat. Please read on, for more discussion of our ad "covenant," and a plea for help, including a plea to all Adblock users to please unblock OSNews.
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Suggested Products
by sirhalos on Tue 12th May 2009 17:30 UTC
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I would rather at the bottom of each article have links to suggested products like how they are on Google. So if the article is on Windows Server there is a link that says, "Interested in purchasing an Admin Book" with a link, or "Interested in a quote on a Windows Server", etc. Right before the button for Read More and Comments. I may actually click on those things where even if Ads show I am trained to block them out. If I read an article however and I'm interested I find I actually go to Google to find more information. Why not just provide the same thing for me to products?

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