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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by gobi_grey, Apr 8, 2021.
have the grandkids set you up with an adblocker
There are some.
Affiliate links, which are used here for Amazon, EBay and perhaps others, are effective and unobtrusive.
Subscriptions, also used here, work as long as the value is there. Patreon and other tipping systems also provide this.
Merch sales is another one.
True, when something is free, you're the product. To that I'd add that our information is still sold, even when we pay. Ask an American capitalist what to do if you've found a way to further monetize a service.
Oh yea, when the cost-benefit tipping point is reached, it will become a badge of shame. Search engines are an absolute joke now, lol. Any search, no matter how obscure, results in dozens of pages of Amazon, Walmart, Target links. I could search on "liver cancer", and I'll still have to wade thru hits selling shoes, plastic forks, cell phone covers, shipped in 24 hrs! Lol, the whole thing is completely clownish.
I can ignore ads. I keep several windows open, keep instruments by my chair, have the financial networks rolling on the TV, so at any point I hot swap to a more productive activity unaware of any bombardment of ads. Tech clowns aren't hard to outsmart.
So we desperately need a real search engine provider uncorrupted by dishonest algorithms and poser leadership. Folks are hungry for it, whether aware or not. There may be a really big market, for a VPN internet provider, with a proprietary search engine. I'd pay double monthly for that. Maybe more.
And Youtube is dominated by a compulsion for attention. I can find a decent DIY or product comparison, but many are dominated by someone who enjoys hearing themselves talk. And talk and talk. I fast-forward to the effective ingredients, before starting, lol. Again, gotta outsmart the clowns...
The reason for this is that, about 20 years ago now, some of us found ways to easily get our little obscure websites to the top of Google's search results. Google played "whack-a-mole" with us small timers for about 8 years. Then, they decided to promote "brands" in their search results instead of using their older ranking algorithms. So, you get a bunch of big brand links at the top of most popular searches and auto-generated junk after that. Google is good at putting "little people" in their place.
This whole thread.
Not advertising! And intruding on our visual sense?!? The horror.
Quick search of the web indeed proves it's gotten pretty bad in some places. Anyone know how/why they got so many classic cars in this obviously recent shot?
And you thought the internet was for you?
Those ads are how I practice my profanity-laced and brutally abusive verbal tirades.
As a joke my band plays those 10 second local ad jingles in between songs. The Oh-Oh-Oh-O'Reilly Auto Parts one makes us laugh every time. Hopefully we will actually have a gig sometime soon.
If the service provided isn't worth paying for or not worth the hassle of ads, it's gonna go away. My point is just that. I don't work for free but if I'm providing a service that few if any are willing to pay for, I'm gonna either have to work for free or stop providing the service. Ad revenue doesn't seem to be a reliable source with so many people are using ad blockers. At some point companies aren't gonna want to pay for something that isn't effective right? That's a bubble and it's fixin to burst. I'm looking for thoughts on where we're headed.
That road must be the information super highway.
I'm curious as to what point we will see the bubble burst. How far can it go? How effective can an ad be when everyone hates it, blocks it, ignores it, purposely boycots companies with annoying ads... what happens when the companies start giving up on advertising(as we know it) and what comes next?
The forum is a for profit advertising business .
Not sure I'm tech savvy enough but I might give it a shot.
Does one of you do the "Ow!" at the end along with a slide down from a really high note on guitar?
My 5 year old granddaughter would agree. She also declined my offer for $1000 in exchange for a bite of muffin.
You need to stop letting the internet run your daily life. Why do we constant stimulation? Addiction is a dangerous thing.
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For your granddaughter, it wasn't about the financial gain. She just really doesn't rate you.