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I find it particularly interesting that you don't see the irony here.

Ad companies are getting worse because they're struggling for revenue.
They're struggling for revenue because Ablock is getting //BETTER// at blocking adds.
Thus, there's no reason to heed the words of consumers because if they don't make enough money to survive, they'll have no consumers.
Thus, this is their solution.

See the cycle yet?

One begets the other. Can't have it both ways.

Is Google an ad company?


http://www.statista.com/statistics/266249/advertising-revenue-of-google/
Edited by 2010rig - 2/10/16 at 11:55pm
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In it's context, that post is directly quoting a post about the news source.

The ads are present on the news source.

From now on, I'll ELY5 because apparently that's necessary due to context.
CNN parrots. NYT parrots. Welcome to the industry.

News is news. Parroted or not.

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In the words of Masked... WRONG


http://www.statista.com/statistics/266249/advertising-revenue-of-google/

Apparently you haven't read his responses where he says that in the context of the thread "ad companies" meant "publishers," not actual ad companies.... Then continued to berate others because he explicitly stated "ad companies" and people called him out on it.

I think it's clear, and I'm going to agree with Masked on this one because it's a fun position to take. Anytime a company is struggling, they should demand things of their customers and customers should bow to those demands. It's not the company's fault that they're failing, it's the consumer's, and we're all going to wish we had done what they asked.
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You're right, the companies best interests, are not as important as ours. I'm going to disable Adaway on my phone,and remove ABP from Chrome.

The Internet is better with ads, especially if they deliver Malware too. Bonus!

My life would never be the same without sites like Wired.
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Not that I agree with your analysis, but if they did then I forsee moar of said sites shutting down as most are not needed and not worth paying for, most of the whiners are small sites with what imo is unrealistic schemes about how they should be funded

Exactly. When was the last time you heard sites such as Techpowerup, TechReport, PCPer and the like complain about too many people blocking their ads? Yup thought so.
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You're right, the companies best interests, are not as important as ours. I'm going to disable Adaway on my phone,and remove ABP from Chrome.

The Internet is better with ads, especially if they deliver Malware too. Bonus!

My life would never be the same without sites like Wired.

is this the time when someone mentions how perfect your avatar is? biggrin.gif
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Not that I agree with your analysis, but if they did then I forsee moar of said sites shutting down as most are not needed and not worth paying for, most of the whiners are small sites with what imo is unrealistic schemes about how they should be funded

That's generally how a free market system works though. The ones that survive will be the ones that have unique content that the majority of consumers have shown they are willing to pay for. We just need to look back at an old gaming news hub like DailyRadar to see what will happen. DR couldn't survive on the slashed CPMs at the time, so they were forced to close shop. The websites of today that can't survive on ads alone will have to switch to a subscription only model (or at least one with the majority of content locked down). If they don't put out quality content worth paying for, they will be forced to close down as well.

A few industries (such as College Football recruiting/scouting websites) have already gone to this model with great success. In the CFB Recruiting website scene, only 247, ESPN, Scout, and Rivals remain.

(Edited because OCN submitted my post before I was finished)
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is this the time when someone mentions how perfect your avatar is? biggrin.gif

Lol thumbsupsmiley.png

I've tried replacing it, but just can't find something better. It serves its purpose time and time again wink.gif
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Apparently you haven't read his responses where he says that in the context of the thread "ad companies" meant "publishers," not actual ad companies.... Then continued to berate others because he explicitly stated "ad companies" and people called him out on it.

I think it's clear, and I'm going to agree with Masked on this one because it's a fun position to take. Anytime a company is struggling, they should demand things of their customers and customers should bow to those demands. It's not the company's fault that they're failing, it's the consumer's, and we're all going to wish we had done what they asked.

No, that's not what I said.

I said the they're is in reference to the news outlets. IE the publishers.

This thread revolves around a news outlet and it's loss of revenue due to adblocker.

In it's context, in response to what I was actually commenting on it reads like this:

Ad companies are getting worse because [the news outlets] are struggling for revenue.

I posted this twice, actually before you commented. Post #'s 193 and 200.

What I find sad, is you'll attempt to insult and berate me, without reading the previous information in the thread and/or remotely attempt to understand it's context...

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This can't survive so long as Google Search is free.
We'll find our info elsewhere.
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I said the they're is in reference to the news outlets. IE the publishers.
Publishing is the act of producing and disseminating information. Please provide evidence that Wired.com originally produces 50.1+% of their content or stop using the term publisher so speciously.
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