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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oiaohm
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I still did not see 1 advertisement. Reason I have noscript running as well. Since the javascript did not run from the third party advertiser I still got zero ads. You need far better quality third party advertisers. That can at least operate when noscript is in place.

If you wonder why your are not getting click threw being on the wrong side of both adblock and noscript is kinda going to lose you a lot of people.

Good question why is there not a link on your site by you to the amazon book store that will give you kick backs without JavaScript.

People have not got this yet referral systems done well can get past noscript.

Ok you don't like google text ads. Why not design something that suits your site like maybe before news on the right hand side. With items like the amazon book store in it. Particularly if it done text based and is truly part of the page adblock cannot single it out without taking content with it.

Basically while you depend on pictures and third parties you are not going to make income from a lot of people.

Basically why should I feel sorry for you not getting money. Its your own fault. Using systems that are going to get picked off due to bad design then not having a good design to at least make some income when the bad designs get picked off. By the way everything that noscript picked off a locked down IE would have picked off as well. Same with a blind person using text mode. Ie you are losing chances to make income all over the place.

Basically stop blaming the users. They are telling you they don't want something. Its like trying to sell ice to Eskimos it is not going to happen.

Now work out what they want/will tolerate you will make money. As you even said a few people buy books you might make more money than the other system anyhow.

I really cannot work out why you have not done it.

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