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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Does Stack Exchange have an Accessibility Policy?

I've seen several laudable posts on the network and associated blogs about SE's dedication to accessibility and how that informed the types of affiliate ads allowed: This blog post - "...our effort ...
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Can I use a stack exchange site to link to a survey I created? [duplicate]

Simple question. I created a survey on a well known survey website. The survey is about vehicles (e.g. cars, bikes, boats and so on). I would like to use the surveys results to decide whether to work ...
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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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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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Consider adding Stack Exchange network of sites as a publisher on brave rewards of Brave browser

I am talking about this rewards program. This is a suggestion for free revenue for the network. Given that a lot of people use these websites this might actually be helpful. Obviously, brave browser ...
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We're testing advertisements across the network

For several years we've had advertising solely on technology-related sites. But many of our sites aren't about technology at all, so we haven't sold ads for them. Traditionally, that hasn't been a ...
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Please give us an easy way to flag inappropriate ads

According to a comment on Workplace Meta, the ads experiment will be running for a while: @DavidK The experiment will last 6 months - so most of the this year. We're planning a recap at the end to ...
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What data is being gathered during the advertisement test? What about end-user feedback?

As many user have already noticed, the network is apparently undergoing some "Ads testing" aimed at evaluating the various available alternatives for publishing advertisement to the network. It is my ...
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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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It's annoying to click the top banner ad when I'm trying to click upvote

I don't know if my internet is slow, but it seems to be perfectly timed that right when I am about to click the upvote for a question, the top banner ad loads into view right where the upvote button ...
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Is there a list of all Stack Exchange sites that advertise themselves with Community Ads on other sites?

I know that some Stack Exchange sites (e.g. Writing) have community ads that they submit on other sites (example below). Is there a list of all such SE sites? I assume based on past questions that ...
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All your sites are full with ads from a company I'm not interested in. Can I somehow turn them off?

As example: (Originally from the main page of the Android SE) However, I am not really interested in Microsoft's products, and their flashing1 things about their latest, most wonderful offers are ...
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Ads acting strange?

I was on Arqade, and I noticed an ad that I wasn't particurlarly interested in, but thought I'd take a look. Immediately after clicking it, I was taken to link 1. Perhaps it is something to do with my ...
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“For security reasons, framing is not allowed; click OK to remove the frames” when clicking on “Question advertisement” in sidebar

In the side bar on the right, I saw a cross-site "ad" for a Music question with an interesting title. I clicked the ad, then was met by a browser alert with the warning For security reasons, ...
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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 ...