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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Where are the alleged advertisements? [duplicate]

I find people asserting that Stack Exchange is paid for by advertising revenue. In the course of almost four years of posting on Stack Exchange almost daily and amassing a reputation of more than 100,...
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Can I advertise Stack Exchange sites on my web site?

We have many cross-site advertisements on the Stack Exchange network, highlighting questions, an Area51 proposed sites, and of course the per-site community promition ads etc. An example: Is there ...
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How frequently do Community ads change?

The community ads present in graduated sites get changed every now and then. I tried refreshing the page but that didnt change the ad. So is there a time limit? Does it depend on the votes that ...
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Does this advertisement violate the ban on Fake UI ads?

I see some "ads" that show the title of a current StackExchange hot network question, with the relevant SE site name and logo below it. There is a policy against advertisements that mimic ...
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The picture of the dog from Work From Home banner

I really like this dog form the "Work. From Home" banner, and I want to have it as a full picture without the text, but I can't find it :( Is there a clean version of it?
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Pi day is coming [closed]

I know Pi day is coming but it will take another 11 months, at least. Although the ads are served by adzerk they seem to be off by a month or so. I saw ads earlier that were for events that were in ...
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Background-Image of Stack Exchange Newsletter Advertisement does not fit

Not a big thing, but the Background-Image (https://meta.stackexchange.com/content/stackexchangemeta/img//newsletter-ad.png) of the Stack Exchange Newsletter Advertisement does not fit in the sidebar ...
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Prevent all caps titles in Careers posts

Could we implement some rules about all caps titles in Careers posts ? We have the quality filter to deal with questions/answers in all caps on the main site, but there doesn't seem to be anything ...
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Avoid ads for products I already own

I find that some well known companies in Java world (Jetbrains, Zeroturnaround) advertise quite a lot on SO. I already have their products (both of them actually), so this advertisement is a waste for ...
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Personalization of Careers advertisements

I get a lot of Careers ads which don't really suit my expected position. E.g. I see myself more in the c# world than in java. Some may say the language does not matter, but my personal feeling is that ...
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Typo in ad for Braintree

This ad has surfaced on SO. The drone is a Parrot Bebop Drone instead of bepop.
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Rendering problem with targeted job (ie, “Looking for a job?”) block

The new targeted job ad block shows HTML entities rather than their evaluated content for some ads: It seems the problem is isolated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
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Company page is not German

This localized ad displays Company page anzeigen at the button. While anzeigen is German, Company page is not. It could be Stellenanzeige öffnen or Stellenbeschreibung anzeigen
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Do the double-size retina-screen community ads work on all sites? [duplicate]

Apple and Arqade both have some community ads that are twice the usual size — specifically 440 x 500 pixels. Apparently these work, and are for improved display on Retina screens. Do all Stack ...
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What's the best way to create a community ad for a beta site?

There are premade ads for Area51 proposals, and those do still exist for sites in beta, but they still call it a "new site proposal" and prominently say "AREA 51": Are there any premade images that ...
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Basic click stats link in community promotion ads post is incorrect

The following question recently appeared on Ask Ubuntu Meta: Community Promotion Ads - 2015 Notice that the question ID is 12379. The following Markdown snippet appears at the bottom of the ...
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Does the reduced advertising privilege exist on non-trilogy sites that carry ads?

From What sites have advertisements enabled? we know that besides SO, SU and SF, a dozen of sites accept advertising. On a few of those ads are already up and running. Thankfully, SO/SU/SF have a "...
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Can I host Careers ads on my own website?

There is a Stack Overflow Careers campaign which runs on http://blog.codinghorror.com/ I could not find how such campaign is created. Is such campaign limited to privileged users? If not campaign ...
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What if I don't want to work at “Rochester Institute of�”?

As I was closing terrible questions, I noticed something strange in the Careers ad: There appears to be an encoding problem. I'm not sure what is supposed to be there, but it shows � instead. More ...
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Please add an “other” option to the down vote mechanism of adverts

Sometimes I feel the need to specify a different reason for downvoting an advert. Please add an "other" option with a text box to optionally enter a reason.
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One boxing comments from advertised network questions doesn't work

So, say you've found a network advertised question: And you click it... And then you find a comment you like and want to paste that in to chat (one boxed): but when you do, it doesn't ...
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What sites have advertisements enabled?

Apparently Drupal.SE has ads: Which doesn't seems to be mentioned in the advertising program list. Are there sites that have ads enabled yet not documented (apart from the trilogy)? Other sites ...
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Should I report broken ads?

I just saw the following ad on StackOverflow: It looked interesting, so I clicked on it and got a 404: It looked like one of those "support-community-open-source-projects" ads, so I felt like I ...
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Is it appropriate to advertise for Area 51 in a username? [duplicate]

I know it's definitely not okay to try to place unsolicited advertisements for Area 51 proposals (or anything else for that matter) in questions, answers, and comments. But what about a username, say "...
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Is there a formal process for submitting Community Ads?

I like community-ads. They have the word community in them, and I find it's a great way of making the "bigger brother" graduated sites give some visibility to beta sites. On graduated sites, ...
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Something is not Right in Rightster [duplicate]

Earlier today I noticed this Careers ad: The squared circled "r" is utterly mispositioned. Quick digging into the HTML showed the background to be this, which is correct, but I could not find ...
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Confusing placement of popular network question above related questions in the sidebar

Recently at Crypto.SE image source To be sure the problem is clear: all the questions underneath the “Related” headline are crypto questions, related to the question I was viewing. They are not ...
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Is Adzerk safe / legitimate?

So I accidently clicked on an Adzerk link on Super User to be redirected to careers.stackoverflow.com, which is a Stack Exchange site. I'm just wondering, are these Adzerk links on the site safe to ...
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Can the allowed cities for the Careers ad be specified?

I see many Careers ads in Stack Overflow right sidebar. However, most of them are in a city that I would never move to (although it is relatively close to me). Is there any way to exclude job offers ...
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Community ads FAQ

Many sites have special threads for community ads. For example, on Travel, we have promoted the Expatriates proposal. However, on German Language for example, there's no such thread, but there is the ...
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No, I am not looking for a job (but thank you for asking!)

Currently, I am not looking for a job (nor will I be in the near future), but the job posting is the most prominent, boldly colored thing on the page. It is not generally desirable to have the most ...
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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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Why are the “Trilogy” Stack Exchange sites the only ones that display ads? [duplicate]

I noticed that, as far as I can tell, the "Trilogy" Stack Exchange sites, Stack Overflow Server Fault Super User are the only ones that display non-Stack Exchange ads (i.e. ads for other Stack ...
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Careers outdated job ads

Occasionally see ads with a closing date already passed. Just wondering is there a field holding job ad's valid-to date when employer submit a new job, so that outdated job can be filtered out?
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New Ad feature? Extremely annoying [closed]

Lately I have noticed a very annoying new feature on SO. I look for information, maybe find something, go someplace else and after a while the page redirects to a full screen advert for some online ...
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For the love of god, please just pick a color for the job postings and stick with it!

I don't know why, but the constant switching between orange and blue borders around your job postings is making me crazy. e.g.            &...
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Can career ads filter out ignored tags?

This would make them much more relevant, and probably encourage clicks etc.
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Redirect from SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange.com to SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com [closed]

We are trying to advertise Software Recommendations in various venues. It is not easy to advertise SoftwareRecs.stackexchange.com because Recs is not explicit. SoftwareRecommendations.stackexchange....
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Can we, the user, have a little better control over how we see the sidebar ads?

I can't believe I'm actually posting this. You'll see why in a minute. I'm an aggressive ad ignorer. Have been my whole life. I've never used adblock because I don't like to see broken pages, ...
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I am getting ads for irrelevant jobs from careers 2.0 on right panel of Stack Overflow

I think Stack Exchange should recommend us jobs based on what we are asking and what we are answering, and reputations earned on those things. Stack Exchange has enough data to determine depth and ...
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Does rejecting ads work during read-only mode?

During the recent read-only mode, ads were shown to me, because I was no longer a high-rep user, but a random surfer from the internet. Does giving an ad a "Thumbs down", which gives a dialog box ...
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Is it appropriate to display religious content even on non-religious SE sites?

Why should I see this kind of text on Game Development? Does God continually (re)create the physical world? I don't care what people do on their own community. We all have freedom of religion. But ...
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Is careers advertisement block being a-b tested?

Usually, my side bar careers block is orange, but on some occurrence it's blue ! Is stack exchange proceeding to a-b testing to see which color is the best ? Is it random ? Is it based on some ...
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SE network ads broken on HTTPS

I happened to notice that, while browsing SE over HTTPS, a blank ad-shaped spot sometimes appeared in the sidebar. Looking more closely, I found the following piece of HTML in it: <script src="...
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How to offer personal open-source libraries?

I noticed that there are a bunch of questions asked on how to advertise or link to open-source contributions in the Meta section, but they all seemed to be geared towards actual advertising of open-...
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Is this user advertising his product acceptable?

I noticed quite a number of posts where someone would advertise an alternative serialization library, since I more or less follow the boost-serialization tag. Just now, I got another one: Packing ...
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Why no Community Promotion Ads for Stack Overflow?

I recently made a post on PPCG Meta about creating ads for our site. I was thinking that they could be posted on the community ads post on Stack Overflow. However, MSO has an "Open Source Advertising"...
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Open source advertising: can I advertise something that is not my project?

I noticed Open Source Advertising Sidebar long time ago, but only recently I started to look how can I get to advertise something. I read this post and based on requirements: It must be an ...
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Inconsistent careers ad behavior

When viewing question page as anonymous visitor or low rep user, we are presented with advertisements on top of the page. All is good. 90% of those ads belong to Careers, which is also good. 90% of ...
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Advertising Jobs on Stack Overflow Careers on my blog

I started reading some blogs by Joel and Jeff, and noticed that there are ads for Careers on SO. Is the little banner available for other users to use? Does it generate any referral fees for the ...

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