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Sat Aug 25, 2012, 07:12 PM

Advertisements - all or nothing?

I have not been a star member on DU3 primarily because I objected, on principle, to the financial based class structure the new single (high) price created. Now that that objection has been removed, I have put my money where my mouth has been and am a star member (again) for the first time on DU3.

On DU2 there were options to allow advertising (in at least a couple of levels) so that DU could make some money off of my page views. I always permitted all but the most intrusive advertising - and mostly I don't notice the advertising except for the big flashy headlines, or the big box which sits on top of some posts. I wouldn't mind letting some advertising show on my page if it makes DU a few pennies - but I don't see any option like that here. Is it gone, or am I missing an option to fine tune what advertising I am willing to see?

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Reply Advertisements - all or nothing? (Original post)
Ms. Toad Aug 2012 OP
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Ms. Toad Aug 2012 #2
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Ms. Toad Aug 2012 #4
REP Aug 2012 #5

Response to Ms. Toad (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:10 PM

1. There is no option on DU3 for Donors to alllow Google Ads as there was on DU2

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Response to REP (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. Thanks - I was hoping I had missed it somewhere.

Since only the most intrusive ones bothered me, I was always glad to let DU make a few pennies by letting them be visible.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:27 AM

3. Only click-throughs generate revenue

So you're doing more by throwing some $ at 'em!

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Response to REP (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 05:09 AM

4. At least on DU2 there were different tiers of revenue

displayed ads paid a little, click-throughs paid more. And I'm pretty sure they are getting money from all of the displayed ads on DU3 - since they indicated the ad revenue from non-star members was up and balanced out the losses from the high cost of the stars. I really can't imagine anyone (or at least enough to generate significant money) is clicking through.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 08:36 PM

5. Could be Google has changed their pricing

You'd think, considering where I live (and where I am this very moment), I'd know people who work in ads ... but I don't. Just other code monkeys

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