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Questions tagged [advertising]

For discussion about the explicitly commercial advertising that appears on this site (if any), as well as the Community Promotion Ads which are voted on by users of each site.

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Is the revenue made by the Amazon Affiliate link rewriting enough to offset the costs of maintaining it?

As most of us active here know, all Amazon links that are posted here (at least for U.S. amazon.com, not for Amazon in other countries, e.g. amazon.co.uk, amazon.in, etc.) are rewritten to go through ...
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Does Facebook's 120 billion dollar loss in market value affect Stack Exchange? [closed]

With the huge loss in market valuation of Facebook -- currently a loss of 120 billion USD -- and with signals that indicate it will experience a continued, long-term decline in profits, is Stack ...
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“Meet our team” is a click bait

Please stop opening the jobs page of the company when I click on a username. E.g. when clicking this one, my obvious intention is to "meet your team" (check the profile pages) and not to earn you ...
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Make it clear that advertisements are “official” and not spam or part of the answer

Today I saw this, and on first glance it looked as if the advertisement was part of the answer: On first glance it's not trivial to spot it's not part of the answer, and the small Like/Dislike ...
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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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Mobile web missing ads

Wow, margin! (between the comment section and the answer section) The screenshot is taken from Ask Ubuntu and it's actually the same on all sites where I don't have 200 reputation. Is advertisement ...
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How long will Strangeworks sponsor the Quantum Computing site?

I read this blog post about quantumcomputing.stackexchange.com. Per Robert Cartaino♦ comment reply in this Q&A about sponsorship generally @benisuǝqbackwards Since this is being administered ...
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Ads on Stack Overflow in Portuguese and Stack Overflow in Spanish are blank

Stack Overflow in Portuguese and Stack Overflow in Spanish have an issue with displaying ads: only a blank space is shown there where an ad should be. Here is a screenshot for Stack Overflow in ...
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Reduce ads privilege is not shown on some sites

On some sites of network page "Reduce Ads" is not shown on the list (~/help/privileges) page. Also page with privilege (~/help/privileges/reduced-ads) is absent and redirects me to privilege list (~/...
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Internal ads appear to link to external ad network (Google ads)

Sorry for asking a question of potentially very short validity. (Though it's been this way for at least one week.) I've noticed that the ad that sometimes appears in the side column on the right on ...
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Booking ad campaign: what days will 'ongoing, renewing' ads display?

I'm new to booking ads on Stack Exchange. I want to book a short-term campaign on Drupal Answers for an event that begins 3 April. When I select dates 3/21 – 3/31, all the placements say 'sold out'. ...
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Will the incoming Affiliate Ads be held to an accessibility standard?

The Web_Content_Accessibility_Guidelines (WCAG) provide a set of success criteria to help devs ensure our content is accessible to folks with disabilities. Will the Affiliate Ads be subject to these ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 example markdown is wrong?

Looking at Community Promotion Ads - 2018 it states: [![Tagline to show on mouseover][1]][2] [1]: http://image-url [2]: http://clickthrough-url This is actually incorrect. The format should be: [!...
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What's the best way to deactive my adblocker for Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Ironically, this blog post convinced me to make the Stack Exchange network the only place where my adblocker is deactivated. However, that's easier said than done. I can whitelist *.stackexchange.com, ...
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Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network

Some time ago, we announced that certain SE sites will have advertising enabled. This has gone well and we're extremely thankful to everyone for their support and feedback. Because it has been ...
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Community Ads 2018 don't allow dynamic images anymore

Trying to repost that great dynamic community ad (I forget whom to credit for it) I get: Why this restriction? Can we please have dynamic ads back? (I seem to remember that there are few others.)
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Html tag containing a hash being placed randomly throughout the site

This question keeps showing a floating hash where an ad should be: And when I peek at the markup, there's a html tag in the middle of the page, containing the # (Yes, I know, pictures of code are ...
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Allowing tag targeting on self-serve advertisements

I'd like to buy some tag targeted ads on Stack Overflow, but am not able to hit the $5k minimum buy. My product is only relevant to Java developers or other JVM languages, so if I buy self-serve ads, ...
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Is the list on selfserve-stackexchange.com the complete list of sites that carry display ads?

The selfserve ad campaign site got an update and is now offering ads for more than just the trilogy. It currently lists: Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Android Enthusiasts, ...
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Advert showing some markup/not rendering correctly

Running the latest version of Chrome, on a recent version of Windows. Seems to only happen on Stack Overflow, not too sure about that though as the other sites don't seem to show that advert to me. I'...
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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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How to disable all job-related interface elements?

It is possible to somehow disable all the Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow interface elements on job search, developer story, etc.? I only come here for the questions, but for anything else and it ...
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Does the logo in the tag info page stay even after the sponsorship ends?

If I buy a tag sponsorship on Stack Overflow, then even after my ads stop running, will my logo on the tags remain? Or do I have to have the ads ongoing, renewing every 30 days?
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Is putting advertisement in user profile allowed? [duplicate]

I just came up with the idea to put some kind of an advertisement (although I am not getting paid for it) in my profile. Is it allowed? If not, I will remove it.
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502 Bad Gateway instead of ad banners

I've seen a few times that the ads/banners are getting a 502 error: 502 Bad Gateway - nginx/1.11.6 Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 502 (Bad Gateway) It works ...
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No advertisements on despite having less than 200 rep? (mobile theme)

The privilege for 200 reputation is See reduced ads. I'm fairly sure that I'm remembering correctly that there was no ads when I had lower than 200 rep, so what does that privilege mean? Note: I'm ...
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Are community/open-source ads showing up anywhere?

Since the beginning of the year I have not once seen a community-ads ad displayed on any SE site, including SO (yes I'm aware goofs happened). I know the ads are served somewhat randomly (looks random ...
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Gateway timeout shown

Just as an fyi, as shown below where AdChoices normally shows in the sidebar in stackoverflow.com, I'm seeing a 504 gateway timeout error.
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The “Unable to verify link” got mixed content warning and borked favicon

Stack Exchange use their own advertisement redirection mechanism for various advertisements. When something there goes wrong, they show a friendly error page. Link to reproduce. As you can see, the ...
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Ad Blocker Causing Gap

Apparently, my ad blocker was blocking certain banner ads above the body of questions. Some examples: I suggest that the HTML elements should be formatted in a way that automatically aligns ...
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Area 51 proposals used as sidebar advertising cause security warnings

For example, Christianity Stack Exchange is running an ad for the Hebrew Language proposal. This causes Firefox to give security warnings. Connection is Not Secure Parts of this page are not ...
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What's the official stance on the bounty ad?

Github repo of ad in question, link to ad on codegolf.se, and link to ad on scifi & fantasy.se. This ad has been used more or less widely around the network. For those who don't know, it's an ad ...
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Let AdBlock Plus unblock SE ads

I recently added "Ad-block Plus" to my Safari configuration and noticed that all the ads on SE disappeared. Now "Ad-block Plus" maintains a list of sites that comply with their idea of "non-obtrusive....
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Set fixed sizes for display ad banners to prevent page content moving [duplicate]

The leaderboard banners seem to always have the same size. Setting this with CSS would allow the ads to load later than the page content without having the content move around or scroll position ...
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Reserve Space for Topbar Ads as the page loads [duplicate]

Currently, if you have ads enabled on any Stack site that offers ads, the topbar ads are loaded in after the site itself is loaded. Instead of reserving sufficient space for that when the site is ...
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Top banner ad makes page jump

There is a usability problem when you visit a site on which ads are being served. The top banner ad doesn't render immediately, and then when it does, it causes the rest of the page below it to jump ...
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Can we have a reprieve on the ads for other activities apart from rep?

I have quite a few helpful flags on many of the Stack Exchange site. But I have low rep on most of these sites, as I only go there to help flag spam and abusive posts found in charcoal HQ There are ...
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How will Stack Exchange ensure security of adverts?

I have absolutely no problem with the principle of proper adverts (i.e. Adverts that are relevant to the audience, and only appearing in the small sidebar like existing ones etc.) however the concern ...
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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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How can we make the voter “call to action” ads more universal?

You may not have noticed it, but there's a new set of ads running on SO (and maybe other sites) right now: I guess we got approached by some voter registration org about running these, and it seemed ...
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Site ads based on conferences made by users of said site

I come over from PPCG, and a few of the people in chat are talking about organizing a conference of sorts. This conference would have direct links to the PPCG site (what with coming from the site and ...
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What's up with this post and what appears to be double careers ads in the same post?

Coming here from a Hot Network Question (everyone's favorite way to get site visitors), I happened to notice on this question: Looks like there are now careers ads embedded into posts, apparently as ...
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Ridiculous ads which are potentially unsafe [closed]

Today, I went on Stack Overflow, as so often when I want to to browse and learn something new and have suddenly seen three places with ads, which I have not seen before. I understand that running the ...
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Allow down-sizing of double-resolution community ads

The Community Ads for 2016 have the nice feature that you can use an image that's double the size (i.e. 600×500px, instead of the standard 300×250px) and this will produce a better display in retina-...
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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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Business SE page exposes personal details after submitting a custom campaign web form

I've filled this form and I've got the 'Thank you' confirmation page. Then each time when I'm revisiting the form, all the old form data is still there. So clicking 'Talk to an expert' each time ...
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Advertising an Area 51 proposal in Community Ads

I understand that posting comments to existing SE sites advertising an Area 51 proposal is not allowed. However, I'm not sure if the same applies to Community Ads. Since these are only shown on the ...
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The Area51 ads produce an error on per-site community ads [duplicate]

The Area 51 ads, when you click on Share This, provide a link and an image, as well as the corresponding HTML, to advertise elsewhere. This used to work, but when copypasting the image link (that ...
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Why am I seeing ads when my reputation is over 1000?

Is this a bug in Stack Overflow? Why am I seeing this ad when my reputation is over 1000?
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What are R-Ads? [duplicate]

It seems like certain links from SE sites to certain other sites get implicitly converted -- or used to be -- to links of the format http://rads.stackoverflow.com/site_name/click/token_number_thingy. ...