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    Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love

    Did you know that blocking ads truly hurts the websites you visit? We recently learned that many of our readers did not know this, so I'm going to explain why.

    There is an oft-stated misconception that if a user never clicks on ads, then blocking them won't hurt a site financially. This is wrong. Most sites, at least sites the size of ours, are paid on a per view basis. If you have an ad blocker running, and you load 10 pages on the site, you consume resources from us (bandwidth being only one of them), but provide us with no revenue. Because we are a technology site, we have a very large base of ad blockers. Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources. The difference, of course, is that our visitors don't pay us directly but indirectly by viewing advertising. (Although a few thousand of you are subscribers, and we thank you all very, very much!)

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    my site advertising pays alot per views... sure I get some per click but the per views add up!
    Last edited by Sava700; 03-08-10 at 04:14 PM. Reason: corrected for the grammar troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    my site pays more alot for per views... sure I get some per click but the per views add up!

    Invest in this Help Save the Grammar with funds from the more alot clicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Invest in this Help Save the Grammar with funds from the more alot clicks.


    So what that I switched a few words around by mistake... are you the grammar troll now? My God, first on the Obama thread and now here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post


    So what that I switched a few words around by mistake... are you the grammar troll now? My God, first on the Obama thread and now here.

    Not a troll, more of an e-stalker. Also, I was trying out embedding text as a link. So, I learned something and wanted to give back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Not a troll, more of an e-stalker. Also, I was trying out embedding text as a link. So, I learned something and wanted to give back.
    I thought that you "gave back" enough during the great herpes outbreak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I thought that you "gave back" enough during the great herpes outbreak!
    How's yer lip lookin nowadays?
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