What is with the horrid flip over ads?

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  1. Lady Lorelei profile image89
    Lady Loreleiposted 4 months ago

    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.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 4 months agoin reply to 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?

      1. Lady Lorelei profile image89
        Lady Loreleiposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
          samanthacubbisonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

          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!

          1. lobobrandon profile image89
            lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            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 smile

            1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image98
              Kierstin Gunsbergposted 4 months agoin reply to this

              Yes, my traffic is actually slightly up compared to last month!

              1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
                samanthacubbisonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                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!

                1. lobobrandon profile image89
                  lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                  That's good to hear.

                2. OldRoses profile image98
                  OldRosesposted 4 months agoin reply to this

                  I can attest to that!  When I look at the sources of traffic on my hubs, the numbers for Dengarden where I publish almost all of my hubs are way up.


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