But Can You Do Something About the Ads on Your Site? Why, Yes We Can.

photo by alainn

Advertising can be entertaining, heartfelt or innovative. When advertisers create commercials for the Superbowl, for example, they’ve already spent $3.7 million for just the airtime. The last thing they want to do is annoy people watching the game. So they often spend millions more creating the ad so it will fit in and be just as fun, entertaining or crazy as the game itself.

With internet websites, banner ads don’t go for $3.7 million. In fact, we would have to sell approximately 3.7 billion banner ads on this website to get anywhere close to that amount. And we’ve got a ways to go before we can get there.

Which means, in order to make enough money to cover our operating costs, we need to run ads on the site at a rate that could interfere with the user experience here. And not every banner ad was crafted with the same entertainment value, storytelling, humor and precision (not to mention budget) as a Superbowl ad.

We get it.

So we’d like to offer you a choice. Become a Premium Member of The Good Men Project, and you won’t see any ads. It costs a little extra, but if it’s a quieter, gentler user experience you’re looking for, it may just be for you. Become a Premium Member and poof! The ads disappear.

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  2. I understand the need for revenue. However, can’t you at least screen the ads for sexism? My first visit in a long while, and I get a pop up advertisement showing a woman in front of her smoking washing machine who has to “man up” and recall a repair man herself because her “man” is busy taking pictures of himself and his tomatoes. I am so sick and tired of misandry masquerading as humorous advertising, sit-coms, and talk shows, and on this site of all places. It was as disappointing as finding out the local Divorce for Men law firm is going to represent my ex, who only knew about them because I am a supporter of men’s rights. I could subscribe and not get any ads, but this experience makes me very reluctant.

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