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tbuitenh's picture
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I just saw an ad for some proprietary software :/

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Hm that shouldn't show. I

Hm that shouldn't show. I have explicitely left out anything to do with software at all when I was selecting keywords for those ads..

I'll take a look again at all the keywords to see which might have called the ad for proprietary software, but it's also possible that it was an exception..

It's rather challenging to keep automated ads 100% out of an undesired topic.

What exactly did it advertise? It might help me get rid of it.

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I think it was some mac

I think it was some mac software. I'll pay more attention to it next time I see it.

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I just checked all the

I just checked all the keywords again and it is all hardware related. I don't know how and why would it display ads about Mac software except if it ran out of ads to show on keywords that were specified.

I have now actually added a few new keywords that are software related, but only GNU/Linux (Red Hat, SuSE etc.) so maybe if it is running out it'll run out less often I suppose.

In any case these ads are far more easier to control in regard to preventing proprietary software advertising than any other program (including Google's). I haven't actually seen a single proprietary software ad so far, so I guess you were unlucky.

It's all mostly computer hardware stuff, from computer memory (flash or normal) to computer components to various computer accessories. I suppose that kind of stuff should be of some interest to our visitors here. Smiling

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the FUJITSU Siemens PC Set

the FUJITSU Siemens PC Set advertised ships with a bunch of proprietary software... it doesn't directly promote the software though...

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Alot of PC vendors do have

Alot of PC vendors do have preinstalled proprietary software..

Well, a way to avoid advertising them is to remove all keywords that have to do with PCs and even laptops.

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99% of the advertised

99% of the advertised computers are fine for installing free software on. It's near impossible to buy a computer without proprietary software installed on it, so I think advertisements for computers shouldn't be considered advertisements for proprietary software just because that comes bundled with them.

Besides, ads for computers are the most likely to get clicked on nuxified, aren't they? Smiling

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agreed

I agree on that Taco. Smiling

tbuitenh wrote:

Besides, ads for computers are the most likely to get clicked on nuxified, aren't they? Smiling

Indeed they are, and anything else computer related. Even more perfect would be ads that would advertise various Free Software such as GNU/Linux distros, but considering that most Free Software is also free as in beer you wont see them selling through these ads, and those that do are minority (Red Hat, SuSE, Xandros). But software runs on computers and all of us are computer enthusiasts. It's natural that all that computer hardware is of interest too, so I suppose (and sure hope) these ads should perform well. Eye

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In-text link ads?

Hello

I have actually been approached by a company that offers in-text link advertising and they are interested in putting those on Nuxified.org. Ads are actually double-underlined links (of any color we wish) which once hovered over with a mouse pop up a box with some ad information. Once you hover out it dissappears. I'm sure you saw this on other sites.

Now, from my purely practical point of view this seems like a potentially nice thing, from what they describe because they have some strong partners (advertisers many of whose products don't go against Free Software), links can be fully controled and customized (so I can actually limit the number of links which show hence being able to decrease the possibility of it being an annoyance) and we are free to quit any time.

So, would you mind if I gave this a try?

Some members that come from LFDO may ask doesn't this move us closer to LFDO in terms of advertising bloat. Well, I can just say look at LFDO and compare it to Nuxified.org. Which is more bloated? The very design of LFDO is heavy and advertising units that are shown are of a very large format. Even with in-text link ads, a modest vertical sidebar banner, one horizontal standard banner and a few plain text links here and there I don't think adverts on Nuxified.org amount to the annoying excessive advertising bloat. And all mentioned advertising is pretty much the maximum of what we'll ever have on this site.

No advertising at all is probably the best, but we all know that's an utopia. This site and this network costs and if we are to grow we have to find sources that'll cover these costs (which increase with growth).

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Daniel

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I must say I realy don't

I must say I realy don't like in-text adds - I find them very annoying - since as you try and read something, or move your mouse you'll get the small dropdown advert. I prefere banner adds, block adds to in-text adds.

My $0.02

dylunio

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I forgot to link to an

I forgot to link to an example of these ads, if necessary: http://www.phpfreaks.com/tutorials/136/0.php

I appreciate your opinion dylunio. If it turns out more of you wouldn't like it then there will be no in-text ads! Smiling

I understand the annoyance and I have actually mentioned it in a reply to the proposition They of course wonder why would anyone find it annoying, but you could say they're slightly biased. Eye

dylunio wrote:

My $0.02

Thanks for those two cents. Laughing Eye

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Well, I don't really mind

Well, I don't really mind them as long as you can block the bad advertisements. Microsoft advertises a lot on these things with keywords completely unrelated to what they're advertising. For example on the page you linked to: database -> msn search . WTF?

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Ah well right. I will not be

Ah well right.

I will not be introducing in-text links then.

All things considered what has been working best so far is offering of independant advertising service to potential Libervis Network advertisers. (Special, manually established deals). It's possible that in time all ads would be from that rather than third party networks.

And you know.. that's great if it works! We're in full control. Smiling

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