Over Advertising on a Website
I just witnessed Over advertising on a website and It really got my dander up!
This morning I have been offering comments and I came across a site by a Wealthy Affiliate member that I simply couldn't leave a comment for.
The reason was that there was so many advertisements it totally distracted from the actual article. There were actually 3 ads that literary covered the article. Now if this was just a random website that I found on the internet, I would have simply closed it out. I would not give them the time of day.
However, as a certified commenter, I'm trying to help people here, I decided to click the "X" on the many ads so I could read the content that was hidden.
But guess what? A pop up came up right over the content asking me to join their mailing list. I clicked out of it only to find another pop up with a visual operator asking if I had questions.
Needless to say I was annoyed. I wanted to leave a comment saying " I would have loved to leave you a comment, but I couldn't read your article because of all the advertisements blocking the actual content. Perhaps you should remove some ads on your site."
But, I figured they would disapprove my comment and that would affect my perfect 100% approval rate.
I feel like my time is valuable and I hate that this crap took time away from my day.
Now as a WA member, I understand why people use ads on their site. However, over advertising doesn't help blogs. I think it just makes the site look spammy and doesn't help anything.
So if you are a new blogger, keep in mind, the purpose of blogging is to get people to read your amazing content so they will want to come back and read more, or purchase from you.
The best way to advertise is at the top, bottom or on the side of your blog post. Pop ups are okay but after your reader has had a chance to read your content. Otherwise, you are going to scare people away.
End of my vent.