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Old 04-21-2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Goodreads placing sponsored ads within Recent Updates feed

I just went to Goodreads and as I was going through the Recent Updates feed, I noticed that an update for a "Sponsored Book" was right in the middle of the update. It looked like an update until I looked more closely at it. It surprised me for sure.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:39 PM   #2
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Yuck. I really like Goodreads, but that is intrusive.
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:42 PM   #3
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I came across this on GR's website:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show...ook-placements
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:54 PM   #4
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You've been lucky (not): you're in the test group.
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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You've been lucky (not): you're in the test group.
I know. I wonder how I was chosen. I was probably chosen randomly.
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:22 PM   #6
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I'm glad I deleted my GR account ages ago when Amazon bought them.
I'm surprised this sort of thing hasn't happened earlier.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:15 PM   #7
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It'll happen. Nothing is free. They've had sponsored book ads on the side forever. Not sure why they think putting them in the feed is better. I can see that making some people give up on the service.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:33 PM   #8
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All "real" posts in my timeline start with the name of the friend it came from. Makes the promotional stuff pretty easy to ignore IMO. *shrug*
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:06 PM   #9
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Yeah.. I'm a "shrug" too. For me, Goodreads is a "free" tool to help me keep a record of the books I've read and my subjective ratings. Don't use it for much else.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:23 PM   #10
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I just went to Goodreads and as I was going through the Recent Updates feed, I noticed that an update for a "Sponsored Book" was right in the middle of the update. It looked like an update until I looked more closely at it. It surprised me for sure.
The solution is very simple.
Just rate the book and give it one star.
If enough of us do that they will very quickly drop the practice.

EDIT: I just logged into my GoodReads acount and rated a sponsored book one star, with an explanation that it was rammed down my throat.
I encourage you to do the same.

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Old 04-24-2015, 09:42 PM   #11
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I just logged into my GoodReads acount and rated a sponsored book one star, with an explanation that it was rammed down my throat.
I encourage you to do the same.
Why beat up the author? Goodreads is a commercial site. You've known that for awhile now. If you don't like it, just leave. They are entitled to make money by ad placement. I mean really? How tough is it to just scroll by it?
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:47 PM   #12
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I went to my feed today and there were no sponsored posts. I left feedback telling GR that I wasn't interested in any of the books in those posts (I genuinely wasn't). I don't mind advertising but I don't like any ads that are mixed in with real post or results and made to look as close to real posts as possible. I want to clearly know I'm seeing an ad. Putting ads in the feed and making them look like updates blurs the line too much for me.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:02 AM   #13
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Why beat up the author? Goodreads is a commercial site. You've known that for awhile now. If you don't like it, just leave. They are entitled to make money by ad placement. I mean really? How tough is it to just scroll by it?
NO. If an author chooses to try to make money with *intrusive* advertising, they deserve to be "beat up". If enough authors realize that this is a BAD THING, then the advertising in the feed will go away.

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Advertising in feeds is not going to go away regardless of what you do. It's going to happen at Goodreads eventually. The "testing" is to determine how much, not if. I suggest either getting used to the idea or closing your acount there.
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Advertising in feeds is not going to go away regardless of what you do. It's going to happen at Goodreads eventually. The "testing" is to determine how much, not if. I suggest either getting used to the idea or closing your acount there.
I use the Goodreads recommendations a lot--I look at the ads on the sidebar, and have purchased books because of them. Putting ads directly into the feed is wrong, however, and the only way to make it stop is to make the authors not want to place ads there.

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