Some advertising changes & removals for members & guests (update 17 aug)


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Steven P.

If you whitelist Neowin, first of all thank you :) The money goes toward paying staff and upgrading our hardware (which we own, do not rent), paying for data traffic and such like.

 

Now on to the changes (which apply to logged in members),

  • Logged in members on mobile no longer see any ads.
  • A script that was firing all over the site, but was no longer in use has been removed.
  • All of the top square ads on main and forum are now the smallest size (300x250) long ads should no longer show anymore.
  • The tower ad was removed on the news pages.

For those that whitelist Neowin, this will result in faster page loads and a better overall experience. These changes were implemented this morning, so let me know if you see anything weird, and do screenshot it (using firebug inspector is even better).

 

Again thanks, and also to our guests that support the site, please consider registering an account even if you continue to lurk!

 

IntelliTXT links from Vibrantmedia have been disabled across the site for guests (they were already disabled for members) the earnings don't justify those annoying ads that sometimes link site elements (links).

Edited by Steven P.
updated 17 aug (removed intellitxt links)
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Shaun N.

whitelisted

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Roger H.

:yes: (Y)

 

I understand the need for ads so I don't block them on any sites I visit (don't have an adblocker installed actually). I did notice the ads being smaller though.

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LaP

All the sites i visit on a regular basis are whitelisted even Youtube cause a popular web site without adds is only possible in la la land. I don't live in la la land.

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farmeunit

Thanks. I don't block ads either, typically, so that's good to know.

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Steven P.

An additional change today.

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Knife Party

neowin is always white listed on my side. I'd feel guilty otherwise since i come here so much to read news/wind down a bit!

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MikeChipshop

Good stuff. It's always good to reevaluate ad placement now and again to make sure that displaying them doesn't interfere with the user experience. I appreciate all the hard work that goes in to Neowin!

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Steven P.

Cheers everyone, it's appreciated :)

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Roger H.

Glad for the intellitxt stuff. I always have those blocked in my router's URL filtering thing. I'm logged in on my laptop so obviously I don't see them but when I use someone else's it just makes me pull out my hair :p.

 

Thanks for that, still need to keep it there though for those other random sites I visit (link bated! ;) )

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Draconian Guppy

woot intelitext was soooo annoying 

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123456789A

How much does it cost to remove the ads?

 

I mean without using Adblocker.

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SierraSonic

Why does the ad banner push the page down instead of neatly seating in between the logo and the top right buttons when wide mode is turned on?

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+Frank B.

The best way to support Neowin? Whitelist the site and purchase a tier 2 subscription via the link posted by Roger.

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Steven P.

Why does the ad banner push the page down instead of neatly seating in between the logo and the top right buttons when wide mode is turned on?

Advertisers have guidelines and so do we :P doing what you suggested would mean the content jumps around at different screen sizes :)

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Wannes

I don't see ads!  :shiftyninja:

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SierraSonic

Advertisers have guidelines and so do we :p doing what you suggested would mean the content jumps around at different screen sizes :)

Future suggestion, remove non wide screen page formats and move ads to the better place. :)

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Denis W.

Good move. Already subbed as a Tier 2a (newsflash: staff are subject to ads just like everyone else ;)) mostly due to the ads on mobile.

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Nashy

Neowin, unlike many tech sites, don't force advertising down our throats.  I guess given the decisions are made by the staff, who actually use the site too, not by suits who don't even know what site they're approving ads on.

Good job with all the work recently.

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