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IMPLEMENTED CHANGE: Added ad at end of forum threads

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    Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago

    I just noticed that there are advertisements underneath the threads in the forums.   Is that normal?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is by design.
      We recently changed the ad layout for the forums.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks.
        Yeah, I didn't necessarily see it as a negative thing;   I was just curious about it.

  2. psycheskinner profile image79
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    Okay, it is beginning to smell a little bit like desperation.

    But in this case it is at the bottom and not in the way or on our hubs, so whatever.

  3. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    I just noticed this. And was just about to post a thread. I don't really see the point - hubbers are much more likely to click them than random Google visitors. Or is that the idea?

    1. livewithrichard profile image85
      livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I was thinking the same thing... but ads on HP pages do not have the rotating script so there is no jeopardy of hubbers losing their account for false clicks.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I am 99% sure that around a year ago I suggested HP put ads in the forums. I am glad to see they finally got around to reading my post. big_smile

  5. EricDockett profile image93
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    It seems like there are a lot of members here at HP who join just to mix it up in the topics forums.  These people have no adsense accounts, no desire to write anything and no vested interest in HP succeeding or failing, except that they'd have to find somewhere else to argue about religion.  Who knows how many there are, and it's hard to tell those folks from people who just have secondary accounts for arguing.  But if HP has determined there are a large number of people who come here simply to use the forums why not stick ads in front of them? That's not desperate; that's smart.  Especially now that the forums are separated. 

    But why the ads would be on the HP section too makes no sense, really, unless they're thinking people might trickle over here. Or maybe it makes sense from a programming perspective, somehow.

    All I know for sure is I aint clickin on no ads.

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    Writer Chuckposted 4 years ago

    Hi Brenda,

    I haven't noticed the adds before either? I wonder who's getting paid for their display?

    Chuck

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Who knows?
      Oh well.

      Hi Chuck!  smile

    2. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't see any mystery.  This is hubpages, hubpages is getting paid.

    3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think there is little doubt (actually none) that HP are the ones earning from these new forum adverts. To be honest I am not overly worried if they want to put adverts on the forums, but what I still loathe are the horrible 'Related Search' Ads (the income from which also goes straight to HP) in the floating box on hubs that distracts from the adverts the hubbers actually make money from. Really amazed this has not been dropped based on the strong negative reaction from Hubbers when it was first commented on in the forums.

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this
        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
          mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the link John, have read and voted smile

  7. Greekgeek profile image94
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    If you think about it, payment for the MTurks has to come from somewhere.

    I don't mind ads in the forums.

    The Related Searches failing to share revenue with my hubs that have drawn the traffic to HP is a separate issue.

  8. Sue Adams profile image91
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    Why not remove the deceptive Related Search ads from our domains now that HP is "by design" generating more non-shared income through the forums?

    Vote about it here http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Related-Searches

    1. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I for one will not  look at the  ads at the bottom. I don't care for slutty looking women and half dressed porno stars advertising dating sites !

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        Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        good point.   agreed.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I saw an ad for $3 worth of coupons earlier. I wanted to go for it, but wasn't sure. And it was for food, not for a "date". big_smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You probably would want to avoid those $3 dates.

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    DigbyAdamsposted 4 years ago

    Pretty soon they'll be adding skimlinks  or viglinks to monetize our thoughts.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Squidoo was doing inline text ads when they got Google stomped. And they still are. And they're now doing pop-ups, but for other lenses instead of outright ads; don't know how long they've been doing that.

 
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