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Old 12-28-2022, 03:03 AM   #1
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Why is there so much advertising for commercial products, completely unrelated to ebooks, on this forum?

I don't see it on my desktop, probably because of the adblockers I have installed, but on my ipad and iphone, it is pretty much more advertising than posts.

What makes it worse is that the advertisements are in the posts, breaking up paragraphs.

How is the revenue used?
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Old 12-28-2022, 05:13 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2022, 08:08 AM   #3
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If you are signed in, you shouldn’t see any ads.
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Old 12-28-2022, 12:00 PM   #4
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If you are signed in, you shouldn’t see any ads.
That's been my experience. I don't run an ad-blocker and I see no ads when I'm signed in to Mobileread.
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Old 12-28-2022, 01:14 PM   #5
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I've never seen an ad here on Mobileread. Using an iPad most of the time.
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Old 12-28-2022, 01:19 PM   #6
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Heres a couple of examples of what I see when on my iphone (usually when I am sitting on the train, bored)

I am not logged in on my phone.
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Old 12-28-2022, 01:23 PM   #7
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What happens if you log in? I never read here without being logged in, so I did log out using Safari on my iPhone. The ads show up then.

Logging in will take care of it.
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Old 12-28-2022, 06:23 PM   #8
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Great. Logging in has removed the advertisements so I don't have to hunt around for ad-blockers for my iphone.

Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2023, 01:26 PM   #9
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It's pretty much the same for me when I'm browsing on my phone – ads everywhere! It's especially annoying when they break up the text, and you lose your spot.

I guess the reason for all these ads is pretty straightforward – forums need to make money somehow. Hosting a website isn't free, and ads are one of the easiest ways for them to generate revenue. It's a bit of a necessary evil, I suppose.

On a side note, I've been exploring digital marketing a bit and came across AdSpy software. It's fascinating to see how ads are targeted and the strategies behind them. It's a useful tool if you're curious about the behind-the-scenes of online advertising or if you're in the marketing field.

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Old 11-28-2023, 03:49 PM   #10
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It's pretty much the same for me when I'm browsing on my phone – ads everywhere... It's especially annoying when they break up the text, and you lose your spot.
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