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Ads and more ads

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I remember a long time ago how this and many other tech sites just refused to show more than 1-3 advertisements per page. I remember so because around the time I started TechSpot (3ds), tech communities started taking shape in bigger scales, and back then many webmasters prided themselves of running communities in the form of “barely” commercial websites. Nowadays it seems though that concept has been forgotten by those same people.

As a site owner myself I know there are costs to be covered, especially if you want to remain competitive, so my point here is not blaming on those sites, not at all. My point here is that I have noticed certain sites (some which I like and visit) are running ads on really shameful quantities. I will be the first one to admit we just don’t run a couple ads per page, but I often try to balance them, up to the point where you won’t be annoyed or distracted by them, at least from my stand point of view… and so I hope that’s the case for most of you, too. Your feedback is more than welcome as always.

Written by Julio Franco

June 13th, 2005 at 6:38 am

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  1. Have you seen the ads displayed on AnandTech? That’s really insane, you see more than 5 ads in there.


    13 Jun 05 at 12:53 pm

  2. I think you’ve got a very good balance. It’s not like this is an ad free, site, but it isn’t hard to find the content for all the ads. Nor are they placed in such a way that when scrolling the pages, they stop with the ad in the middle of the screen, as many other (too) commercialised sites does…


    13 Jun 05 at 5:34 pm

  3. Ok i dont think there are any ads in this site the ones that are highly relevant ones and i dont see any harm in having those ads :grinthumb


    19 Jun 05 at 4:10 pm

  4. I actually dont mind the ads on techspot. This is because they are to good sites, and for good products. Its not like Get a good loan rate!! or some rubbish like that.

    Atk Spade

    22 Jun 05 at 8:58 pm

  5. The only ads that I really don’t like are the ones that are used in threads in the TS community.


    4 Jul 05 at 11:20 am

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