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Just noticed (again) an ad for SO on SO.

Seems the ad-scheduling should/could be a teensy bit more intelligent. ;-)

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I don't really think there are any ads for SO on SO. There may be ads for SO Careers, other StackExchange sites, etc, but I have never seen an actual ad for SO.

There is one that says: "Want to reach top devs? There's a site for that.", but that is one for advertising on SO.


About the timing issue. I would expect to see the SO-related ads more often that any other, especially if publishers put limits on where their ads are shown, how many people, etc.

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Even if there was an ad for Stack Overflow (which I haven't seen), what's wrong with that? It would be an intelligent bit of self-promotion. Only a small percentage of people reaching the site know about all its advantages. Stickiness.

Haven't you ever seen an ad for the television station you are watching? A "subscription pitch" for the magazine you are browsing? Wal-mart is full of advertisements about their lower prices. These cookies I just opened have a card in it about how fresh they are. So...

  • That just doesn't make sense ... How about we start ads for ads ? – Rook Feb 27 '10 at 18:41
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    @Idigas: there already are meta.stackexchange.com/questions/34181/… – perbert Feb 27 '10 at 19:12
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    When you have unused ad space, these ads cost you nothing. It could just be an empty space. Or maybe a little thing that says "Nobody wants to advertise on our site" – user27414 Feb 27 '10 at 19:53
  • @voyager - so ? ... i don't base my opinion on whether it's been done or asked before. – Rook Feb 27 '10 at 21:24
  • @Jon B - true. ads i see on tv also cost me nothing; but because of the amount of some, i stopped watching some channels. and as little as it may be, now it's costing them. – Rook Feb 27 '10 at 21:25

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