07-07-2018 10:36 AM
If you click rapidly around the internet (as I do looking for news), you really feel the negative side effects of what websites are doing to support themselves through advertising. Some things that frustrate me:
I understand that news sites need support (and I subscribe to a couple of them), but wow, this situation stinks.
Tuesday - last edited Tuesday by michael_britt
All of these things frustrate me as well, but I'm just thankful that I don't have to pay a fee to each site just for access. I'd rather deal with the annoyance of the ads than deal with paying small fees or subscriptions all the time.
The two types that really bother me are:
Totally agree with you on your second bullet. I hate it when news that could be summarized in a couple sentences or bullets is needlessly made into a video containing ads. I click away from those videos right away.
Didn't I hear that Google was going to start some kind of subscription service so that you could, for example, subscribe to both the Wall Street Journal online and the New York Times online on one site and for one price? That would be convenient for us (don't know if those news sources would like it...).
Sunday - last edited Sunday
Here is a snippet of audio from episode 130 of the Marketing Companion podcast (highly recommended podcast by the way) in which co-host Tom Webster (along with mark Schaefer) talks about his strong distaste for websites that inundate the reader with ads:
I totally agree with this sentiment!