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Should I use modals for advertising?

In the name of all internet users, I beg you not to use a pop-up advertisement. Nobody likes pop-up advertisements. Nobody. Okay, that's not entirely true. 95% of the internet doesn't like pop-up ...
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Asking nicely or actively combating ad blocking - what are the UX implications?

Ads are, practically by definition, content that the user did not intentionally seek out, which is at best tangentially related to the content that the user did seek out. From a pure UX point of view, ...
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Apologizing for Ads

Personally, I believe those statements are disingenuous. If they really hated the ads they would find alternative means of making money. However, they don't and take the easy way out. Which ...
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Why do full-screen mobile game ads switch the position of the close button?

Are the advertisers trying to "trick" users into clicking on the ads? Likely this.
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Audio ads during long breaks in GPS navigation

Yes. The Ads will hurt the UX of GPS navigation system. These systems use audio to guide the users as they drive, and their subconscious mind is always waiting for the system to guide them (...
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When is the best time to display ads in phone applications

Speaking from the user experience point of view - Ads are bad experience I mean how often you see a pop-up ad and feel... well joyful? No, that's not how it works! However, ads make a large chunk ...
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How does "clickshaming" affect user experience?

A solid question, but I don't know how easy it will be to get raw numbers on this, or if they'll apply to your specific situation. It's important from an early stage to establish a way to split test ...
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Does penalizing "Ad Blocker" users limit a company's user experience?

I think it is safe to say that it can have an effect on a company's user experience. Personally if I saw such a blocker I would have to really consider how much I wanted to use this site. By ...
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Asking nicely or actively combating ad blocking - what are the UX implications?

You can ask nicely if you'd like but I'll be honest... You're likely wasting your time. Full disclosure - I use Adblock and I've rarely white listed a site. Sadly ads, ad placement, ad loading ...
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How much ads is too much?

The problem with advertisements is that they are units of content that are especially designed to take focus away from other content. Even one advert will already be competing with the content you ...
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How much ads is too much?

The first Ad is already too much. But you can get creative and use an intrusive ad, that will track your profile on facebook and that will be ideally positionned to prevent user from accessing key ...
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By showing less information am I letting the user focus on that information more?

Did you do any usability comparison testing with actual users? It's quite helpful AFAIK. Have you ever seen any website or app with the interface you propose? Infinite scroll (or sometimes pagination ...
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What is the least disruptive way to display ads in a mobile application

Some ideas: If you have a (modal) screen where a user needs to wait until certain information is loaded, submitted or calculated, you can show an advertisement underneath a progress bar. You can ...
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Asking nicely or actively combating ad blocking - what are the UX implications?

Asking nicely is the only option you have You do not really have the power to selectively deny service to users who did not view ads. There's no reliable way to determine which users were shown ads ...
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Adverts vs donation

As the user above noted, a closed community may or may not attract a lot of advertisers - though depending on the nature of your community you might find vendors that target ads to your users, which ...
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Why are pop up ads still present?

One thing to note about ads is, in general, they are worth more the bigger they are. A website can have a 200px x 200px in the sidebar and be less annoying or they can put a giant 600px x 600px ad ...
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Is showing an ad after a home button press too annoying?

Showing an Ad when user is trying to exit your app? Off course it will annoy/frustrate the users, because they have already made a decision to leave your app and then you show them an Ad would be ...
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Ad placement - In its own column or content wrapped around it?

From a user perspective, content and non-content should be as distinct as possible. In the mockup on the right I can see some potential for an ad to appear as though it were part of the content rather ...
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How do I prevent recommendations from being perceived as ads?

It's great that you are listening to user feedback and actively trying to make improvements! I think with anything relating to design, the context is quite important and where possible you should use ...
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why do ads load before content on so many websites?

One thing that improves the experience of viewing a web document is progressive rendering, where browser displays the parts that have arrived while waiting for other requested parts to arrive. In the ...
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Why are pop up ads still present?

You have said it in your question itself. Internet literate people use such kind of websites less. The primary motive of such websites will be money alone. Audience They don't expect much comeback ...
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What should be the resolution/dimension of an image shown as an Interstitial (fullscreen) ad on smartphones/tablets?

You can't use one image for all smartphones and tablets. Apple uses @1x, @2x and @3x for different screen sizes and resolutions (phone/tablet and pre-retina/retina). iOS uses a coordinate system ...
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Advertisement and breadcrumb placement on listing page

I will suggest you an option C here: Mainly because the options you have are keeping the breadcrumbs near to Ad banner which might conflict with the Ads and users will become hesitant to click on it....
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Advertisement and breadcrumb placement on listing page

Nice question. In this case, it is interesting to see the article about banner blindness. Users rarely look at display advertisements on websites. Of the 4 design elements that do attract a few ...
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Audio ads during long breaks in GPS navigation

Adding ads to a SW which core functionality is focused on voice and visual navigation will result in poor UX. There is couple of reasons for that. Navigations in general struggle a little bit with ...
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Adverts vs donation

How about the model Spotify uses? It offers a free version with ads, and a paid version with no ads. I think this is a win-win situation for everyone. Let me explain. A free user will generate a ...
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Should a text-only ad include bold font?

If all you've got is text, then use different sizes and weights to make the most of the space. What one or two words will grab the attention of the casual reader? Put that in big, bold type at the ...
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What is the least disruptive way to display ads in a mobile application

If I was in your positon I would go with some of next options: - very bottom 10 - 15% of the screen, without covering important functionalities, and with clear X to close / minimize - if some ...
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How can I promote a child website?

I think you might need to look at content marketing strategies for this. Maybe design some landing pages and direct traffic to it. But you could also think about how this website shows it's child ...
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Is it a good idea to use fb.me over facebook.com in advertising material?

Interesting question, a couple of points: For example, are users likely to be more suspicious of typing in the unfamiliar fb.me link as opposed to a facebook.com one? This is definitely possible, ...
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