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Ad Blockers and the fate of writing sites
August 6, 2016
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Adblock_Plus_2014_Logo- Writing sites are mushrooming everywhere and they vanish with the same speed for the simple reason that they do not earn enough to share their earnings with the writers. Most who write on these sites are not professionals but are accepted by most of these sites. Writers earn when they put up their blogs, and also by taking part in several rewards schemes that most writing sites have introduced. Those who write for writing sites do so with a view to earning and also to get knowledge by reading blogs uploaded by other users. Writing sites share their revenue sometimes up to 50 percent of it with the writers. Sites earn through Ads revenue . Regrettably however many writers use the Ad Block to block Ads so that their online work is smooth. And then there is the question of spams which is another cancer for writing sites. Writing sites are not able to see which of these writers have the Ad Blocks on and they happily share the revenue with these writers. Writers have an obligation to help writing sites to earn and more Ads means more revenue for them. I just read a couple of Blogs crying hoarse about the inconvenience this blogger faces when Ads pop up and at the same time expects to be paid for their blogs. In other words they want to be paid but not face that little bit of inconvenience. If these writers are not happy on sites that depend on Ads revenue they could write for requesters who pay based on the topic they want to write on. But these laid back writers will not go there as it is a lot of hard work and many a time their work gets rejected. It is good to have Ad Blocks which could be used while surfing and being active on sites that do not depend on Ads for their revenue.

 

Writing sites are mushrooming everywhere and they vanish with the same speed for the simple reason that they do not earn enough to share their earnings with the writers.  Most who write on these sites are not professionals but are accepted by most of these sites. Writers earn when they put up their blogs, and also by taking part in several rewards schemes that most writing sites have introduced.

Those who write for writing sites do so with a view to earning and also to  get knowledge by reading blogs uploaded by other users. Writing sites share their revenue sometimes up to  50 percent of it with the writers. Sites earn through Ads revenue . Regrettably however many writers use the Ad Block to block Ads so that their online work is smooth. And then there is the question of spams which is another cancer for writing sites.


Writing sites are not able to see which of these writers have the Ad Blocks on and they happily share the revenue with these writers. 

Writers have an obligation to help writing sites to earn and more Ads means more revenue for them.  

I just read a couple of Blogs crying hoarse about the inconvenience this blogger faces when Ads pop up and at the same time expects to be paid for their blogs. In other words they want to be paid but not face that little bit of inconvenience. 

If these writers are not happy  on sites that depend on Ads revenue they could write for requesters who pay based on the topic they want to write on. But these laid back writers will not go there as it is a lot of hard work and many a time their work gets rejected.

It is good to have Ad Blocks which could be used while surfing and being active on sites that do not depend on Ads for their revenue. 

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    1. So many ads that annoy me and annoy you and others.The ads here are getting numerous and so noisy. I just ignore them and click to kick them away.Maybe thus site would survive because of these companies they might want us too to get into.

       
      • @cely I agree these Ads could be placed appropriately so that they do not interfere with our working. I am putting up with it considering this is a new site and Admin is fully aware of their nuisance value.

         
    2. For sure ad blockers impacts a site’s revenue stream. But not everybody sets their browsers to block ads. I don’t. I don’t like the way my blog looks when I turn on the ad blocker feature. I’m just hoping other people are not as annoyed with ads as it has been reported. I mean … advertising has always been crucial to any type of media, whether it’s television, radio, etc. Why should the Internet be different? It’s a form of media. I do get that too many ads can be annoying. But ads generate income because companies pay to have their products and services advertised at various websites and blogs. So there is the “push back” that makes me think, no matter what ads are not going away! However, with ad blockers, companies have to get more creative and work around them to get the word about the goods and services they offer to the consumer! Of course, this is just my opinion. I could be wrong! 🙂

       
      • Every site displays them and more Ads means more revenue. I hope however Admin would look into the aspect of placing them suitably so that our work here is not hampered. In the meantime I will go through whatever inconvenience I have to put up with. I am happy this site is getting many Ads.

         
    3. You are very right, Grace. Ads are the lifeblood of a site. And not just on revenue-sharing sites, but on all sites. Even huge sites like Facebook or BuzzFeed depend on their advertisers for the revenue that keeps the sites alive. So using an ad blocker on any site can be detrimental. And if we enjoy a site, it’s only right to allow them to display the ads that provide their revenue.

      That being said, most site owners are very open to feedback about the quality and placement of their ads. If ads are in some way offensive, if they significantly interfere with use of the site (e.g. pop-up ads that cover every page that loads) or if the ad causes users to worry about their safety or their bandwidth usage (ads that hijack browsers, ads that autoplay video, etc.) a good site owner wants to hear their users’ concerns.

      Site owners don’t control what content shows up when the ads are served, but good site owners will usually work with their users and with their advertisers to minimize risks for site users and to ensure that the ads are not posing a significant impediment to the use of the site.

      Any site owner that ignores the feedback or refuses to eliminate ads that are repeatedly reported as an issue is asking the users to bear the consequences while he earns the cash. That is not the sign of a responsible site owner, and I don’t blame users who choose to block ads on such a site.

      We each must decide what’s best for us. If a site is otherwise pleasant to visit, but the owner cannot or will not respond to user reports concerning the ads, he has only himself to blame for the loss of revenue. Ads are not the users’ responsibility and ultimately, it’s their right to decide the ads are too objectionable on a given site.

       
      • I am not sure about LiteracyBase but let’s take myLot for example. Whenever I search for shopping online those searches will appear on the pages there. It is understood therefore if someone visits a porno site that will also appear there. I am not sure if a site has a control over such situations.

        LB is new and giving them a bit of leeway is fine when it comes to taking their time over listening to feedback.
        So far this is the only site that pays reasonably well. Users perhaps could go through this inconvenience hoping better sense will prevail with regard to placing of the Ads suitably.

         
    4. I agree that adblockers can be quite a problem on sites which rely on them to feed revenue in order to pay users. It has to be a trust based system. Owners must trust users to not use blockers and users must understand that by allowing the ads to show, they are helping to fund the site.

       
    5. Writing website should use ads which cannot be blocked using ad blockers like banner ads,text ads

       
    6. It’s actually the infolinks pop-up here that makes me stay away. I all pop-ups very annoying. People who write for a site put up with it because they want the site to earn. People who have nothing to gain from the ads have no reason to keep being annoyed. They will either block ads or just stay away from the site. Those responses, both of which cut site income, hurt both members and site owners. We want to encourage outside visitors, not discourage them.

       
    7. Ads as we all know is the mainstay for any writing site. I am not sure if LiteracyBase has any control over, for example, infolinks the way they keep moving as also the FB Ads. This has been brought to their notice. May be later when they have wider and better choices they may drop them.

       

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