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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From an advertising technology vendor....
by dogmatixx on Tue 12th May 2009 20:33 UTC
dogmatixx
Member since:
2007-08-20

I work for a major advertising technology vendor specializing in "rich media ads"

Here's some things:
* Most decent sites are quite selective of the type of ads they run. Heck, we are, since we have to pay for bandwidth, and we charge out the wazoo, so its hard for an annoying ad to run in the first place.

* If an ad truly sucks, contact the publisher (the website) and complain. If the publisher complains, it will be pulled. If I get the message, I'll pass it on so that the advertiser knows its annoying.

* Sites are almost paid on a CPM basis.

* Best way to avoid annoying ads: use Opera or Linux. Most of the really annoying ones won't work!

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