Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Skarny | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything
So there was a bit of discussion recently about advertising on Wincustomize. Basically RAH RAH GRR! and then sensible explanations.
But the question in my head was, for 'revenue raising' advertising (where you are advertising 3rd party ads for small income) - does it really help a forum owner? Does it just equate to $1-$2 dollars a day? Every little bit counts I guess, but 36 members donating $10 would cover that and then all users would be 'ad-free'.
On Wincustomize if I see ads for stardock stuff I'm not bothered at all - I *do* want to know about it, I'm here and interested in things which are related to here.
But everything else, I ignore. Or never see at all because of Firefox's AdBlock addons.
Which makes me wonder if a majority of Firefox users are the same (AdBlocked) and for them there is very little impact on a website from ads.
There are lots of people using other browsers, and they do see the ads I suppose, and I guess those are who the ads can be ... useful (?)... for.
But is it 'worth it', to the forum owner, the advertiser and the forum users? I don't get it.
Edit: And just thought - do add 'views' still get counted if they are 'blocked' by something like adBlock?
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