Advertising (title must be at least 15 characters, apparently)


#1

Will there be advertising on BA?


(Bart Veldhuizen) #2

Yes. The hosting fees will be substantial and I’ll be paying for some moderation work too. Gotta pay the bills :slight_smile:


#3

No problem. Do you have any idea on the method of implementation?


(Bart Veldhuizen) #4

AdSense, most likely.


#5

So, some kind of ad-bar somewhere?


(Bart Veldhuizen) #6

Yes. Any thoughts on that?


#7

Usually they are very flashy, and distracting since advertisers try to cram as much information in limited space. Personally I prefer between-content advertisement*, but I don’t have experience in the field to know what the options are.

* e.g. one of the featured artworks is an ad. Or when scrolling through a topic/thread there’s a post that’s an ad.

All on condition that it’s made very obvious these are ads of course.

This isn’t badly designed but very annoying cause it’s just huge:
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Also, should we start calling it the Blender Nation forum?


(Bart Veldhuizen) #8

I don’t like flash ads either and will disable those (as on BlenderNation). The default option seems to be an ad at the top and bottom of posts, I think I’ll go with that for the moment.