Good grief why has Maven gotten so desperate as to block articles with this flood of flip over advertising. I hate the stuff and view it as bad as pop ups. It chases me away from articles I may want to read so I can only believe that it also has the same effect on others. This overload of advertising is the reason people get adblock on their computers.
Ick...I hate this.
Yes, I think there are many who hate this new wave of annoying ads. Not sure where we stand as a body of writers with regards to influence but if there is a downturn in views and visitors then these ads should be looked at and from my angle, dumped.
Did you take part in a recent forum thread highlighting the pop up ads? Quite a few folk were disturbed by this 'innovation' from Maven.
The question is, what happens next?
No I didn't realize there was a chance to voice our disapproval of these. They are definitely not beneficial from my experience and I and another friend here are noticing a reduction in visits. I have to wonder if these ads are the cause. Invasive ads definitely encourage me to hit the back button.
We understand your concern about these ads, which is why we've been tracking any changes. This new ad behavior has led to a pretty dramatic improvement in viewability, which leads to more $, of course. We've also been tracking time spent on the page, as we want to be sure that readers are still, well . . . reading, and we have not seen any decrease from the change!
Are we talking about the related articles section? If yes, from my stats I see no negative changes either and more shared traffic from within a niche site. Data is fun, glad y'all are using it
Yes, my traffic is actually slightly up compared to last month!
Glad to hear it! Yeah, data is cool. We're not going to implement any changes without seeing if they actually benefit anyone or not. I know everyone fairs differently, but for the majority of the site, things are looking up!
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