All these ads
Not a wild claim, people have admitted to it in this thread…
A small number of people have admitted it.
Only a relatively small percentage for web users have the browser needed to block ads, and of those only a small percentage have “done the things which we do not mention” to block the adverts.
Besides, does it matter if some people don’t see them, if they make money?Posted 9 years ago
I could think of more interesting things to make wild claims about. Wow look at me I can block ads, I’m amazing
No, he was claiming most people block the ads, I have no doubt those that admitted to blocking them do so. When you’ve managed the ability to read what people have put please post back.Posted 9 years ago
Personally I still don’t understand what the big issue people have with the ads is – at least now they are more processor friendly. Not so hard to mentally tune them out if that’s what you want to do. Despite the ads sitting there on my page I have to actively go and look to work out what it is people are on about.Posted 9 years agoMarkSubscriber
There’s tow metrics we look at to get an idea of how many are blocking ads. The page views as reported by our main site hosting server minus the page views reported by our separate ad server. The differences are currently tiny. Less than 1%.. About as far from being described as ‘most’ as it is possible to be.Posted 9 years ago
Perhaps if your posts were written in a more precise manner people would understand what you are trying to say. he was claiming most people block the ads Who is ‘he’ – am I supposed to know which ‘he’ you are referring to?
Well other seems to manage very well, maybe because they read the thread instead of trying to find someone to jump on.
Less than 1%.. About as far from being described as ‘most’ as it is possible to be
FACT!Posted 9 years agoTandemJeremyMember
I am very suprised at less than 1% blocking ads. Do all adblocking methods show up? I have a choice of at least three different ways of blocking ads should I choose to do so.
I am convinced myself that the flashing and animated ads reduce clickthru. I certainly do not click thru to CRC from this page anymore.Posted 9 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
it is possible to download the content but not render it visible
Well you can, but that is pointlessly wasteful of bandwidth (your own and theirs) and means you wouldn’t benefit from any possible increase in speed.
The “thing that shall not be named” which most people use to block adverts simply does not request them in the first place.Posted 9 years ago
I do find it amusing that Drac bemoans people not reading threads / posts but is guilty of doing exactly the same.
My comment was:
“I was asking (although to be fair I could have made it clearer) whether or not the advertising actually had any effect (IE made them money) or if people (as it seems most do) blocked it or simply ignored it.
There have been 24 people comment on this thread (myself included), 9 of those people admit to ad blocking – that’s just a smidge under 38% of users on one thread who block, I haven’t counted those who just ignore the ads.Posted 9 years ago
Well to be fair Simon I did expect more people to read / comment who had an ‘issue’ with the ads so you’re right, the 38% isn’t a fair indication of sitewide trends. I was curious. I have an answer and as an STW user I have a statistic. In my World (on a Wednesday afternoon) that makes me happy 😉
Dez – That became horribly obvious very early on.Posted 9 years ago
It’s his thing. Just watch…
What makes you think that?
There have been 24 people comment on this thread (myself included), 9 of those people admit to ad blocking – that’s just a smidge under 38% of users on one thread who block, I haven’t counted those who just ignore the ad
One thread doesn’t represent the entire membership though which was my point. If it did 38% is still not most.
You’re not my type – sorry
Damn!Posted 9 years ago
I didn’t say the majority blocked the ads. I was asking if people blocked OR ignored the ads. 38% (screw the stats) 9 of 24 admit to blocking, a few others admit to ignoring or not clicking through.
Sheesh. All this arguing over semantics because I asked a simple question!
Right – my question was answered, a couple of people had digs at each other and we’ve all learned something from Mark. Can we move along now? Nothing to see here!Posted 9 years ago
Can we move along now?
No – we like arguing about semantics.
or if people (as it seems most do) blocked it or simply ignored it.
The trouble you see is with your phrasing. Two clauses with “or” in front of them there, implying they aren’t directly related. Hence the parenthesised comment only applies to one of those clauses. It’s not even as if it’s particularly interesting how many people ignore the ads – you have to assume the vast majority effectively do most of the time given the tiny proportion of ad clicks to page hits at STW (I don’t think that’s a particularly wild assumption).Posted 9 years ago
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