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[blog 2006-02-29] Ads on Instructables

Instructables now has limited ads on project viewing pages (but not project editing pages). We've decided to take this step to help offset our rising server costs. This is actually a good thing -- lots more people are using the site and Instructables is fast becoming the best place on the web to document and show your projects.

We're committed to open-source hardware and promise to use the revenue from the ads to help us build a better system for you. If you enter your project with the intention that it will always remain free for others to see, comment on, and improve upon, we want you to know that it always will. You can get much of the current content through our RSS feeds, and as a way of demonstrating our commitment, we're working to make even more of the information within each project available through RSS.

There's also a ton of new features on the drawingboard, and we'll be bringing them to you as fast as we can.


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rolandog8 years ago
Hehehe, "Disco Stu doesn't advertise."
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rolandog8 years ago
Nice tip, susie. I didn't know you could target ads. Nice thing to know, though. Thanks for the link.
susie8 years ago
Here's a way to target your ads better (including on your blog) :) If you include it around the whole area with comments who knows, there could be ads for the specific products as well.

http://adsense.blogspot.com/2006/01/stay-on-target.html
zieak8 years ago
It would be nice if the ads were for specific products used in the project - but i realize that would take quite a bit more work.
Yeah, i see no problem with adds especially if it will help support the project's goals.
maffiou8 years ago
Fine with me if it stays at this kind of level...
colin maffiou8 years ago
Not to worry. We hate banner/flash ads as much as the next guy! The google ads actually seem reasonably relevant for many of the projects.