[Answered] Too Many Display Ads

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  1. Chic Silber
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    It seems the need for funding might be a game changer
     
  2. aitchly
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    If you reach gold status, there are no ads. Or you could just use a blocker.
     
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    [​IMG] there is always one in every bunch ; I like the ads [​IMG].
     
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    I like some of the ads.
     
  5. I think they can easily have more adds, from a revenue standpoint.

    I do like how you can write and the add can change to align with it.
    Its probably more effective to turn off your internet history in various places, if you are worried about tracking.

    Advertising driven site is better than a pay one for the user !
    Besides, M*P has staff and overhead :p
     
  6. tommy777
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    I agree, but hardly a game changer. As the site is in beta mode, don't count on it being the same after it goes live. There might be an option to avoid adds altogether. Might be an award for good contributors or a premium membership, who knows? But I can confirm that it's being discussed.

    Till then, ad blockers work for me ;)
     
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    Adblocker for Firefox. Couldn't live without it.
     
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    Since the ads are called up and I can't see how they would know my PC blocked them, is it possible there is a good revenue stream without me having to be involved? Feel guilty about MP not getting the money, but just don't want the ads.
     
  9. It should be better if you click the adds for Randy :p Most programs pay a dollar or more for clicks.
    More directly, you are good for M*P since its really your content that brings in the audience and the bucks.
    For less active though, maybe they need a cash drop box. (those with guilt)

    Just being registered is good for the site, since eventually those numbers make it more attractive to sell advertising and eventually the site :p
     
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    At least the ads are "somewhat" related to page content...
     
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    It could be far worse.
     
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    what ads?
     
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    I have heard that most display ads pay by CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) and that clickthrough rate does not affect your revenue. Programs that do pay by the click frown on asking your visitors to click on ads :oops:

    Edit to add: Also, I kind of enjoy the fitnessSingles ads [​IMG]
     
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    I'd be happy to pay for an ad free membership

    Jeff
     
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    The ads seem quite well targetted, though - today, all of mine have been for dating sites [​IMG]
     
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    I think the number is fine.
     
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    +1. I liked the old "Inside Flyer" link up.
     
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    i don't like the ads that drop down and cover content
     
  19. Randy Petersen
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    Always appreciate the feedback. What we try to do is find out the reference point for this. On a typical page for milepoint, a member will see 3 or 4 ads per page. Now, let's contrast this against two other leading forums for frequent flyers:
    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/delta-skymiles/1004494-dl-terminal-move-phl-lack-sky-club-result.html
    (this average page has 6 ads on it)
    http://www.australianfrequentflyer....cussion/my-pet-peeve-sticking-your-27192.html
    (this average page has 11 ads on it)

    Neither of the above examples have the ability for members to earn ad-free environment just for being an active and contributing member of their forums.

    MilePoint offers an ad-free experience for members who over time add content and experiences that enhance the value of MilePoint for its members. MilePoint in a typical comparison with other active frequent flyer forums averages 33-50% fewer ads per page than some forums and 64-73% fewer ads than other forums.

    In perspective and comparison, how do we now stack up?
     
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    [​IMG] I can only hope it doesn't get to the point where I have to pay to see the ads.[​IMG]
     
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    i dont know, gold status (regardless of how long it takes) getting rid of ads for free seems interesting
     
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    Even though the site is in beta test, the Firefox Adblock automatic subscription has already got it taken care of, I haven't had to manually block a single ad and I haven't seen one. Don't see them on the other sites Randy mentioned either. This isn't a huge deal folks, there is an easy workaround if it bothers you!
     
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    I'd still much prefer to pay a subscription to MP directly although I imagine I'm in the minority

    Whilst I know it's all about encouraging people to contribute quality posts I would support at least an option to pay

    Jeff
     
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    AdBlock Plus for Firefox and the ad blockers for Safari work well, too. The only place I'm seeing ads is on my iPhone.
     
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    I'm either too lazy to pursue adblock or others control the software on the machine and it really isn't an option - I'd do something with an IF type subscription or however it might be set-up to remove the clutter
     
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