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« on: 19/01/2009 15:51:21 »
Hello everyone - just to let you know that we are experimenting at the moment with some adverts served by Google.

We welcome your feedback regarding this initiative.

Chris



 

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« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2009 16:13:28 »
How much control do you have over what appears in the ad box?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/01/2009 16:19:24 »
Hello everyone - just to let you know that we are experimenting at the moment with some adverts served by Google.

We welcome your feedback regarding this initiative.

Chris



Who was it said the other day that this would happen soon?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/01/2009 16:47:05 »


Who was it said the other day that this would happen soon?

Maybe it was in that Nostradamus topic!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/01/2009 16:58:11 »
Well, I hate the one on the right hand side! I hate all google ads but this one ruins the layout of the page, not only that but viewing the forum on a mobile / cell phone / pda or ipod is a horrible experience now. The content is too squashed up to make room for the advert!

The banner above this quick reply box is live with-able as it does not distract from the page content, but the one on the right hand side...well, I just had to log in to voice my displeasure...
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/01/2009 17:49:16 »
I cannot see nything new on my phone screen?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/01/2009 18:04:08 »
I no longer consciously see ads on web pages anymore.  I do resent the bandwidth wasted on downloading them, but not enough to make a fuss over.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/01/2009 18:41:14 »
There must be something wrong because I see no ad for my website. We make rings ewe know !! ?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/01/2009 18:53:00 »
There must be something wrong because I see no ad for my website. We make rings ewe know !! ?

What, by design?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 19/01/2009 18:55:41 »
Why make rings and waste your time having a proper job, simply follow one of the ghastly links on the right and you could be on your way to a fortune.

Such as this:

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"HOW I EARN 14,576.92 PER MONTH!"

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He Makes a Combined Average of 14,576.92 EVERY MONTH - Guaranteed !!!

and how I do it working less than 2 hours per day

If this was posted on the forum by a "newbie" would the admin or moderators be removing the post?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 19/01/2009 19:00:00 »
There must be something wrong because I see no ad for my website. We make rings ewe know !! ?

What, by design?

Yes, yes ...By Design !!


Whilst posting my balloon question I was invited to join a Brazilian Dating Site !!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 19/01/2009 19:40:20 »
Neil - tell us more about your rings
 

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« Reply #12 on: 19/01/2009 19:55:42 »
The reason why we are experimenting with this, is that the naked scientists costs about a hundred thousand a year to run, and we give away all of our products, which means that we will get very hungry when our grant money runs out. (and therefore probably too weak to make any more podcasts ;)

I have to say I am not too keen on the get rich quick schemes, though there is a minor difference from the ones in the forum - the ones in the ads are at least (in theory) paying for the privilege so they are at least giving something back.

Your point about narrow displays is a very good one through, I will see what I can do about detecting this and moving the adds to a less annoying place.

With any luck, feedback and a few iterations, we will be able to get to a sweet spot where we can support some of the costs without being too annoying.

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« Reply #13 on: 19/01/2009 19:59:19 »
I don't like the sideways ones either but at least they don't flash! I think we should shy away from ads if possible but needs must when the devil drives. I do science shows, by the way with a creative element. Turn left here Mr Devil.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 19/01/2009 20:05:56 »
Neil - tell us more about your rings

LOL !!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 19/01/2009 20:34:08 »
This is strange but has anyone else noticed that the ads change depending on the page content. Are they watching us?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 19/01/2009 21:29:23 »
This is strange but has anyone else noticed that the ads change depending on the page content. Are they watching us?

Ads surrounding your posts should prove fun !!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 19/01/2009 21:30:56 »
Has anyone used the scrolly thing ?..on the advert boxy thing ?

I just did and I'm really happy now !!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 19/01/2009 21:33:44 »
This is strange but has anyone else noticed that the ads change depending on the page content. Are they watching us?

Of course they change. That's how the ads get targeted. The page is scanned and appropriate ads loaded depending on what the user is reading about.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 19/01/2009 21:34:21 »
This is strange but has anyone else noticed that the ads change depending on the page content. Are they watching us?

This is precisely the point - they are contextual ads, selected based on page content; in this way they should be more relevant to the needs of users, rather than merely an annoyance.

As a thread "matures" and develops more content with a unifying theme so we should see the ads that accompany that thread become more focused.

This is an initial trial to see how the process performs.

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« Reply #20 on: 19/01/2009 21:35:15 »
It'll be interesting to see what ads come up in some of these threads  ;D

Hey - if a page is all about Google ads, what ads will show?  ???
 

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« Reply #21 on: 19/01/2009 22:01:05 »
Of course they change. That's how the ads get targeted. The page is scanned and appropriate ads loaded depending on what the user is reading about.
Its pretty clever, very clever actually.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 19/01/2009 22:06:41 »
Why do I get the Brazilian dating one ..I just got it again !

Does it know that I shave my joy dept ?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 19/01/2009 22:13:58 »
Ads have become a nescessary evil in the web world, unless you are a company with money to spend.
As long as it helps to pay the bills, I'm fine with them.

Have you thought about setting up a tip yar? Perhaps you can even make donations tax deductable.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 19/01/2009 23:06:30 »
This is strange but has anyone else noticed that the ads change depending on the page content. Are they watching us?

Yep. If you use googlemail they also read your emails to target the ads.

This is the advert I'm getting at the moment on the Naked Science Forum page...




If I want to join do I have to have a "Brazilian" (waxing) ?  [:0]
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