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How much ads is too much?

Every app/website owner that relies on Ads to monetize wishes to fill up the entire page with ads to become rich in two days. The question is are there some well known frameworks or studies that ...
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Where to place ads on a blog when viewed by mobile?

When a blog is read on computer with a full screen we can show the viewer ads on the right and left without being too intrusive. The user can still read the blog post unhampered. But what about ...
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UI / UX concepts should be applied for Small / Medium Sites only?

I reviewed a my client site for better content optimization, SEO optimization, UI/UX optimization etc. So I suggested many things like changing ad placements, reducing ads to better UI / UX. But he ...
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Ad placement - In its own column or content wrapped around it?

I'm having to deal with placing ads on a website I'm working on for a client. Is it best practice to always have a dedicated column for the ads and potentially blank space below the ads as you ...
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Is showing an ad after a home button press too annoying?

I wanted for an Android app I'm developing to show an ad first time the user tries to exit the app, when done with the back button it works fine, but in the case the home button is the one that's ...
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Why do full-screen mobile game ads switch the position of the close button?

Many mobile games have full-screen pop-up ads. These ads have 2 parts: a video, and an app screen with a download button. The first close button could be on the top-left or top-right, but after you ...
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Where is the best place to put my AdMob banner that will minimize misclicks?

Here is the current position of my AdMob banner: Is this the best place? Because I have some concerns: The ad may be too close to the FloatingActionButtons, although there is some space between the ...
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What should be the resolution/dimension of an image shown as an Interstitial (fullscreen) ad on smartphones/tablets? [closed]

I want to show an image as a fullscreen ad. What should be the image's size and pixel density, so that the same image can be used for Android and iOS phones/tablets. I did some research and Google ...
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Advertisement and breadcrumb placement on listing page

I just want to place a Google ad on the catalog page. Right now I have placed the breadcrumbs before the ad (option A). I have another option that I can place the breadcrumbs after the ad like in ...
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Audio ads during long breaks in GPS navigation

I am creating a GPS Navigation mobile app and have been struggling to brainstorm an idea to monetize the app. One route would be to have a paid and free version but I feel as though features should ...
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Should a text-only ad include bold font? [closed]

For designing a better ad, is it recommended to use bold font, different types of fonts, only one... Which one will be less dodged in a web site?
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When is the best time to display ads in phone applications

Many online resources suggest you display ads when the app is launched, or when an important action is called (ex. image is being saved), but is it really efficient or rather off-putting? The reason ...
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Adverts vs donation [closed]

Excuse me if this question appears in a wrong community, but I just have a headache of how should I make it in order to get some money to keep my servers on. I have a closed community website which ...
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Apologizing for Ads

Say I have a banner or sidebar advertisement on a small or personal website like a plugin download page, portfolio, or blog, nothing that needs to be too "professional" or "business oriented". Would ...
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How does “clickshaming” affect user experience?

As you can see in the bottom of the image, the button (or link) to cancel the popup is labeled "No thanks, I'd rather not hire the best." I can see why some websites do that, because users may feel ...
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Asking nicely or actively combating ad blocking - what are the UX implications?

Id like to know the pros and cons of two approaches for dealing with ad blockers. On one site, I noticed the message: "Like our site? Keep us running by whitelisting our site in your ad ...
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Where is the best place for banner AD?

When users quit the game, I show fullScreen AD. But I think it's not enough. Is it correct to add a banner AD at bottom of screen (between those little circle buttons)?
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In terms of “brand safety” why might an advertisement distributor not want to work with user generated content?

First, this might be off topic, I'm not clear on how far this site goes into marketing concepts. If its off topic just leave a comment and I'll delete. I'm preparing to release an app centered around ...
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Does penalizing “Ad Blocker” users limit a company's user experience?

I have been using chrome's Ad blocker plugin to block annoying ads on websites. Recently, more and more websites won't let users enter their website when they have Ad Blocker on. For example, Frobes ...
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Why are pop up ads still present?

People are very good at avoiding ads, especially those who know that they are ads. Usually, I see pop ads on less popular websites. And I also think people who are not very much internet literate ...
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Should I use modals for advertising?

I have a website where I want to advertise a specific product/service. Is it OK to use a modal that grays out the rest of the screen to show this product, or will this turn away visitors? Edit: The ...
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Meeting both user and advertiser needs

I'm designing an app for a client that's geared for college students. I can't give specifics as to what the app does, so I'll do my best to frame the question. As part of this app, each participating ...
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“You're leaving” modal dialogs - good UX?

On Wikia-powered sites, when you click on a external link, you're greeted with: You are leaving ... Your browser will redirect you to the page you requested in a few seconds. Want to go back? +-------...
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Price too low to show!

We've all seen it: We're browsing through the products comparing prices trying to find the best deal when we run into one of these advertisements. "Price too low to show" normally followed with "add ...
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What do you call these advertising popups on greyed background overlaid on the web page you're reading

I see more and more of these. Use case: You're reading an article on some news web site and after a while, when you're half way through, a popup gets in the way proposing to subscribe to some ...
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Full screen and centre page advertisement take overs

I'm looking for any stats on the effects of displaying full screen and centre page advertisement take overs on a webpage? - specifically on editorial style websites where the user is tasked with ...
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Where should I place the leaderboard ad? [closed]

I've seen the leaderboard ad mainly being displayed on two locations: above header and below header. Above: Below: My question is, why did these websites went for one option over the other?
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Ads that expand on hover aka. engagement ads

Expanding on https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/products/engagement-ads.html -- is anybody aware of any research that covers usability vs. profitability in hover-to-expand ads (aka. engagement ads) vs. ...
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why do ads load before content on so many websites?

A lot of times when I'm browsing on a mobile device in an area with low reception, pages will seemingly load forever and then appear all at once. I've since learned to tell my mobile browser to stop ...
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Showing / Hiding Inactive Features in a Product

I'm currently working on a product that includes a few features and other sub-products that aren't always included in the basic package. These features are opt-in and the client would have to pay an ...
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Place Ad after Title or Lead text?

I have a blog that focuses on list articles (10 Photos of Cats You Like) that are structured like this: > Title > Facebook Share > Lead Text > Image #1 > Image #2 > Image #3 > ...
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Ok to show iAd beneath Tab Bar?

Would it be acceptable in an iPhone app to show the iAd underneath the bottom tab bar? I know that this is not ideal, but for programming reasons I find that it may be necessary. Does this impact the ...
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Best practices for ads on responsive websites

I don't see a lot of responsive websites with banner ads on them (at least when I view them on a cell phone). What would you say are the things to keep in mind when incorporating ads into a responsive ...
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(When/How often/Where) should I show my admob insterstitial ads? [closed]

I am developing an Android app about jokes, this is a simple schema about it: I want to implement admob interstitial ads and I would like to know about the best way to do it. For example: Where are ...
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engaging users in freemium services

there are applications nowadays that give options to perform certain in-app functionalities/services, but then link to an explanation of the functionality/service, followed by a statement saying "pay ...
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Android app — admob and actionbar

What are the considerations in arranging things in an Android app when you want to have both Admob and an ActionBar (with lots of tabs)? In particular, would it feel strange to have the ads directly ...
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How to incorporate adverts into a highly stylised website?

I have a design planned for a site I'm developing. Nothing on paper yet, it's all just a concept in my mind right now, so please bear with me! The site is sort of like a blog / news site. There will ...
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Why do laptops have so many stickers?

They're telling me who made the OS, who made the processor, who made the speakers, who made the graphics card and who put all of these together! Such details are acceptable on the packaging, but once ...
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Google Chrome extensions and revenue without ads

A few years ago I developed a Google Chrome extension which unexpectedly got a fair share of users. Recently, I've been contacted by a company which devolves a big chunk of it's profits to a ...
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Is there a “best place” to put ads in an app to avoid user irritation or will users look over them anyway?

I'm embarking on a new project and one of the stipulations from the client is that the Android app I am designing MUST have banner ads in it but they are also to be put where they will "cause the ...
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Should an iOS app ad show the minimum iOS version and/or the minimum device required?

I was asked what the minimum requirements of the app are from our marketing team. What do they need from an user experience perspective: The minimum iOS version required (iOS 6.1) The minimum device ...
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When to use all lowercase

On the internet, and in certain shops, I've noticed that sometimes each word is capitalised in, for instance an advert or navigation bar and logo; sometimes sentence case is used and sometimes all ...
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When soliciting donations on a website, should you start by providing a box for the donation amount?

A coworker forwarded me some feedback she had come across during an annual giving network discussion regarding website design for online giving websites: I'm jealous of this https://giving.sc.edu/...
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Infinite scrolling and page views

I'm working on a content-delivery portal restyle. Basically, it has huge lists of addresses and numbers (sort of whitepages). What I was wondering is: I wanted to test infinite scrolling and avoid ...
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User reaction on different form of advertisements

I am planning of creating a free software in upcoming months. I also wants to monetize my advertise my software by different forms of advertisements. These are: A) PPC advertisement on web site : ...
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Best practice to ask for donation on a windows application?

How to ask for donation on a free windows application, without risking being pushy ? This old question is only talking about websites: Best UX to ask for donations I want to remind people to donate, ...
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How can I make advertisements more appealing in my webpages?

I am currently designing a webpage and I want to had ads to help with costs of keeping the site up, but I don't want to decrease the quality of the site so much that people don't want to visit the ...
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Color schemes for text ads

What are the most effective color schemes for text ads? Google's default is blue for headlines, black for body texts and green for links. The Norwegian Color Empire gave the "Color of the year" award ...
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Is it bad to post an app update to only show ads?

So, I have made an app and it's getting it's fair share of action on the Play Store. It is free and currently contains no adverts. I am nearing completion of integration with Flurry Ads. I am also ...
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Designing for both customers and businesses in the same product

The Problem I am in the process of designing a 'deal' tracking kind of site except rather than offering discounts on products or specific deals as such, The site offers a 'hub' for viewing and ...