Microsoft Advertising on This Site

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MadDoc, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone else find it really annoying (and slightly inappropriate) how many Windows (Vista and Live Search) ads there are on the macrumors site?

    There's usually a big square one right on the front page after the lead article and often one on the left when you're reading an article.

    Are you not able to filter your ads macrumors?

    MadDoc,
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Join the Demis and have an ad free front page!
    Well worth the $25!
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The ads are generated by Google based on the tech & computer related content on this site.

    Like bartelby said, an ad-free MacRumors is only $25 away.
     
  4. MadDoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    The $25 goes towards some of the running costs of the site.

    More info here
     
  6. OllyW Moderator

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    Don't you find it amusing that Microsoft is helping to support a site that promotes Apple.

    Mind you, the amount of people posting about running Windows on the Mac, it's probably the ideal place to advertise their products :rolleyes:
     
  7. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Did you see this, OllyW?
     
  8. eluk macrumors 6502a

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  9. OllyW Moderator

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    Yes, why?
     
  10. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Because "The ads are generated by Google based on the tech & computer related content on this site" does not equal "Microsoft is helping to support a site that promotes Apple"

    If people were to stop mentioning Microsoft (oops!) in every post, Google would stop fetching its ads to festoon the front page with.
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    You obviously didn't see the :rolleyes: on my post.
     

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