As you know, I'm pretty transparent when it comes to running the site, and like to keep everyone in the loop about whats happening.
Recently, I removed all the ads from the site to see how sustainable the site would be, without being ad-supported, and run on donations (without any prompting for donations either).
During the small test, I came to the conclusion that running Google Ads would be the best model for this site.
As some of you may know, Google has recently started a new advertising program, which I'm hoping to be a part of.
Im going to stop here, and state right away that I fully support a users right to choose, which is why I'm putting this out to be commented on. I'm also a big supporter of privacy on the Internet, and there are certain things I would never consider having on this site.
The new method for Google Advertising uses a cookie which notes which previous sites you've visited which are also served by Google Ads. i.e If you visit this site, then visit another 406 forum, and then maybe a Peugeot's forum, all of which are supported by Google Ads, you will start to be served with adverts relating to 406's and Peugeot's.
A lot of people will jump up and down just now with regards to their privacy. Like I said previously, I fully support an open discussion system, and at the end, if the user base deems that they do not want this new type of advertising, I will honor that.
I do, however, hope that the users of the site support the new model, and support keeping 406oc.co.uk running with no membership fees!
Questions or comments folks?
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