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by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Oh, and rather than double post, it's preferred that you edit your previous post if there are no replies yet. Oh; sorry. Duly noted. I was getting a little self-conscious about potentially over-editing my previous posts. Why don't you get on foonetic and ask him yourself? Didn't know about that! Th...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

I am somewhat skeptical of your numbers. For one thing, if ads are so lucrative, why do sites even bother with merchandising in the first place? Google "average CPM for websites". CPM stands for "cost per mil", i.e. cost per thousand impressions. You'll see it's well above $1. 1...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Why is putting a single ad on a website "being a dick"? It degrades the user experience, throwing something in the visitor's face that they don't want to see. Ads are also well known to carry scripts, cookies, service workers, and other malware that people (who know better) don't want rum...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

I've been reading the webcomic for more than ten years now, never missed one. If I donated Randall a single dollar, he would make more money off of me than he ever would have from my through ads. Actually, he would've made approximately $1.96 off of you from just one ad, assuming you read all 1960 ...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Web ads pay garbage. Even on high visit sites, the only way to make any money is to deal with sketchy ads that are half scams. At absolute best, ads pay to keep the server running. That's not true. I've worked with ads; I'm not pulling numbers out of thin air. It's easy to get an average of $1 per ...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Re: Why does XKCD not have ads?

Because Randall is (refreshingly) nice, and doesn't want to be a dick for some small change? Would that more would imitate him. Jose Why is putting a single ad on a website "being a dick"? That's a good way of putting it. The comics just exist to sell T-shirts I did read an answer on Quor...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why does XKCD not have ads?
Replies: 25
Views: 5692

Why does XKCD not have ads?

Serious question. I went as far as page 3 on google trying to find an answer to no avail. I can understand not wanting to get pressured by an advertiser, but with programmatic ads instead of direct sales you don't have that issue. I can understand not wanting shitty redirects, but with "safe fr...
by jperezov
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2420570

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

I know we're not required to post here anymore, but figured I would since I've already clicked this far into it. I'm Jonathan. I'm a software engineer. Trying to jump-start my own business, so I have a political site, crypto site, blog, and website for my advertising solution. I host a meetup in NYC...

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