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Why won't Stack Exchange show Google Adsense ads? [duplicate]

Stack Exchange network sites are extremely successful, and they have obviously a huge future. We all know the story of Google Adsense and how much frankly they pay publishers. Google Adsense shows ...
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Will Stack Exchange 2.0 websites stay free of ads for the next 2 years? [duplicate]

StackOverflow, ServerFault, and Superuser have ads. (I only see them when I'm not on my own computer where firefox and chrome AdBlock extension is not installed). The new SE 2.0 websites do not seem ...
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How to advertise on non-developer SE websites? [duplicate]

Going to selfserve compaign setup page, I can only see 3 websites: Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault. Are there any plans to expand the selfserve advertising for the other websites as well?
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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We're enabling display ads on select Stack Exchange sites

We knew that the Stack Exchange Network would eventually play a bigger role in contributing to the financial end of our business, but we didn't know how long that would take. Turns out, it was roughly ...
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Which tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network?

What tools and technologies are used to build the Stack Exchange Network? See also: Which tools and technologies are used to build Data Explorer? Return to FAQ index
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What is Stack Overflow's business model?

I once answered a question that asked how Stack Overflow makes money, but that was before the time of VC. Now, Stack Overflow has cash, and they have an ever-growing list of employees, but where's the ...
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Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon links [closed]

We have officially discontinued the Amazon book affiliate remnant ads, since despite our best efforts they don't perform well for our audience and cannot be made to perform well. We've often wondered,...
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Ads on SE sites are excessively animated, irrelevant, dubious and resource-intensive

SE had very high standards for ads on Stack Overflow, ads were curated, generally static images and well-behaved. I found the stance SE took on acceptable ads admirable, and they certainly left some ...
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What happened with the Stack Overflow layoffs (2017-11-02)?

I’m curious as to why Stack Exchange laid off 20% of its staff, and crucially why there is a discrepancy between the PR statement “we cut sales and marketing” and the apparent reality of lots of ...
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All sites will be switching Ad Servers on October 1

We will switch our 3rd party ad server from Adzerk to Google/Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP) on Oct 1 TL;DR: Because most of the work is on the back-end, you won’t notice significant changes. For ...
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What changes have resulted from SE network sites becoming a source of income?

Nearly three years ago, display ads stopped being an SO-only thing and came to some other relevant sites. More recently, this programme widened to include affiliate ads on most sites. Both times, one ...
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Are chatrooms no longer shown in sidebar on main site, only on meta?

If you've been using SE network for some time, you have surely seen some chat rooms displayed in the sidebar on the right, something like this: I will add that I consider something like this useful. ...
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How successful has Stack Exchange's “teams” been so far?

How successful has the Private Q&A option been so far? Free up resources It’s expensive and time-consuming to answer the same questions over and over. By making the right information ...
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1answer
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Empty ads frame creating extra whitespace

Update: @Kevin made a very good observation in a comment. Looking at the Chrome inspector, it looks like this is an empty Google ads frame. Original post: I've noticed on a couple SE sites that I ...

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