What is that look at that image. Is seems that the advertisement is wrong.
Topic by ReCreate | last reply
Some of these new ads are incredibly obnoxious. When I came to the site today, I was greeted with a rather loud recording of "Wouldn't It Be Nice", that wouldn't go away until I managed to find the tiny gray X on a slightly lighter gray bar, on the bottom of the screen. Now there's one from the Washington Sports Club that expands to three times its normal size whenever I mouseover it - and it's right below the topic bar. This is obnoxious; if these horribly intrusive advertisements continue, I will definitely stop using this site. I've been a fan for years, but this is just too much. ...and now that I look around a bit more, that expanding ad is on just about every single page. Get rid of it, please.
Topic by aklyatne | last reply
Here's something I haven't seen before: the "pro-only" ad for Adafruit's discounts has a Featured banner in the upper right corner! Even the Instructables Card Game ad doesn't have that banner. Is this something new for "blessed" in-house ads? Or a bug? Or what?
Topic by kelseymh | last reply
Given the apparent demographics of Instructables users, do you think perhaps inline advertisements that read "Don't click unless you're 18" (with no other indication of content type, and in flash so you can't even see the destination URL) MIGHT be a bit ... inappropriate? This particular ad linked to some sort of "love compatibility horoscope" service (bites tongue), so it could have been worse; I'm mostly complaining about the STYLE of ad.
Topic by westfw | last reply
I just noticed an "instructable" on patching cracks in concrete, posted not by an individual, but by a corporation, Sackrete, which advertises on this website. I happen to like Sackrete products, and appreciate that this company produces videos to instruct its customers, BUT... this seems to violate the spirit of this website! Is it not dubious to allow advertisers to promote their products in the same format as those videos contributed by regular folks? Anybody want to enlighten me on this?
Question by mrchuck2000 | last reply
One thing that has really annoyed me lately is that when you search an istructable half of the page is taken up by ads. I used to be able to look through 20 or so pages but now I have to look through 30 or 40 and it has really slowed down my computer. I was wondering if there is anything you can do to stop this. I liked how it used to be up in the top out of the way but now I don't go on this site as much because it really annoys me.
Topic by Redneck2 | last reply
I have an rss feed from -ible to my reader. I've noticed that there are lots of -ibles that seem like thinly veiled ads. They talk about a secific 'brand' to solve a problem which I think makes the whole point of the site useless. Is this just because the website can't screen it, is within the guidelines or is a revenue stream for the site. I'm fine with anything, just as long as I can expect as such.
Topic by fefrie | last reply
Next week is my school's annual "Activities Week". On Tuesday, I'll be taking thirty kids paint-balling, but for the rest of the week I'll be making my Paper Catapult with my groups, and using Heed as a target (they're going to try and knock his head off).Because the kids keep asking me where I get my stuff from, I will be displaying adverts for this site all week (I usually have one stuck in the window of my lab door, but this one will be copied up to A3 and stuck on the wall over the instructions display).I thought you'd like it, maybe to put up a version at work, in your neighbourhood or at school. It's only a Word document, but it does the trick.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
Sorry to post this here, but there is no other way to bring this to the site managers' attention. This post, https://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Prom-Dresses-Prom-Dresses-2013/, is an advertisement for the posting organization, and not an 'ible at all.
Topic by WriterChick | last reply
I know instructables needs advertisements to stay afloat, and I'm fine with that. But that popup flash-ad for san luca, from rovion.com is horrible. I mean god awful. It's the type of thing that drives people away from websites, and causes them to install flash-blockers and ad-blockers. When we do that, instructables doesn't get ad revenue, and that's bad. So please, for the love of God, Bob, Steve, or whoever your deity is, get rid of them, so we can support your site by seeing the normal adds, and even clicking on them occasionally.
Topic by Kyle_S | last reply
What is the policy regarding religious instructables? What is the policy regarding advertising in instructables? Is my recent instructable a violation of instructables.com policy: (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-Twitter-to-Connect-with-Victory-Baptist/)? A comment on my recent instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-Twitter-to-Connect-with-Victory-Baptist/) raised a concern with inappropriate content. I haven't been able to find anything yet in the Terms and Conditions statement...where else can I look?
Question by MiltReynolds | last reply
When the first ad for Sony's Bravia came out I loved it. It was set in my city of San Francisco and the sheer beauty of seeing hundreds of thousands of bouncy balls going everywhere was amazing. I forwarded the link to lots of friends and we all talked about it. I still watch my old 20" CRT at home for movies, but I do have a soft spot for Bravia should I ever decide that I really and truly need a big HDTV, which isn't likely any time soon.So when the second ad came out I was thrilled. It had exploding paint and colors, but it lacked the magic. It felt forced and the fact that elements were digitally removed took away the handmade quality that really helped the first one connect.Yesterday, the third one was released online. I think it's a step back in the right direction. I highly encourage you to check out the official link, but here's a youtube version with crappier color.What do you think? If you haven't seen the other ads, check them out first. So here's the order: - bouncy ball ad from 2005 - paint ad from 2006 - bunny ad from 2007
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Why do the 'sponsored videos' (READ: advertisements) at the top of most pages start playing automatically? I can only hope this is a mistake, because it is wrong on many levels. 1. Loud 2. Obnoxious 3. Unwanted 4. Makes me want to avoid Instructables (NOOOOO!) Sorry if those are redundant, but on top of the recent site layout fiasco, Instructables seems to have become a huge, messy commercial. I could live with that if only those videos didn't play automatically.
Topic by redplanet | last reply
I don't mind displaying ads, and I even click on a few if I find the content interesting, but this particular ad pops up a lot, if you roll over it it expands over the entire navi bar and begins playing a video which you cannot close short of refreshing the page, this annoys me as it opens even if I don't click on it,. cant close it, and it prevents me from navigating the site easilly.
Topic by Chiana_Rei
The Redneck and Rockets ad, which takes up 100% of the page, cannot be dismissed. I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP and don't want to be forced to see an ad EVERY SINGLE time I visit a page. If this is the case, refund my membership and let me deal with advertising.
Topic by idomagic | last reply
I've always wondered about the true effectiveness of online advertisements. Despite how intrusive they may be, I've never used them to shop or be inspired to shop. Call me crazy because I don't define my needs based on the companies that fulfill them. For an ad like the new "greenest family of laptops" on the front page, how many does Apple really need to sell to break even on the ad? I'm guessing not many.
Question by BeanGolem | last reply
This rather nice video crams in parts of well-known ad' campaigns. It is UK-biased, but some of these will be global. http://www.coy-com.com/index2.html Includes a cake-car, a fish on a bike, bunnies, a transforming car, and kids running through walls, which should have been seen a lot?
Topic by lemonie | last reply
Just leave a comment saying how you found out about instructables! Personally I found a video of lego guns on youtube, so I searched around for instructions and didn't find any. Then I realised I had k'nex too, so I searched for k'nex gun instructions and found instructables.
Topic by bounty1012 | last reply
All the steps explain how to use the product after purchase... I may be wrong, but, why is that even allowed here? It was also featured in the last Instructables Email that I got.... I just don't get it. Here's the instructable Additional Note: It seems that almost (if not) all, the ibles by that author are showing how to use the same "product" in another way. Doesn't that just open the door to every marketing department out there to get free product advertising??? (Seriously, think about all the ible's with Fitz's giving yet another use for the smart chop...)
Question by canucksgirl | last reply
I have come across a number of instructables by people or groups selling a product or pushing for support for a particular product under development. Fair game, if they try to help to do something, but instead they preface their "problem solution" with the need to buy such and such piece of equipment. I have no problem with this approach, but sure wish such instructables would be identified as "promotional instructables." or at least be identified at the beginning of the instructable as showing how this specific product is the answer to an identified intractable problem.
Topic by cobourgdave | last reply
I have a pro account but I'm still getting ads on the instructables front page. Is something wrong with my account, is something wrong with the ad, or is instructables slowly beginning to add advertising to pro accounts? The ad appeared in the spot where cool instructables and new contests are usually displayed: In any case, I'm really disappointed. First, admins censor my and cammers' comments on the ikea contest, and now this! Seriously?
Topic by Xellers | last reply
I want to make some billboard bags and what not but I don't know where to get the billboards. I live in San Francisco and I see a lot of billboards does anyone have any idea who I might contact? Also what are tose advertisements on streetlights called?
Question by undftdking | last reply
I'm getting spam from a new account called "PhysicsSupplier". Given the username and given that all of the comments posted using the account so far have been advertising an eBay account, I think it's a pretty fair to assume that it's an account created to post spam, and not to be a constructive member of a DIY community. So far, it's posted the following message twice on my latest instructable: "Instead of using a wine bottle, may I suggest that you consider using SoCal's " Experimenter's Tube " This is a heavy glass product that can be used for pressure and high vacuum experiments and the cost is low for what you are getting. It comes with a 20 page manual for various experiments and with some slight modifications it can be used for this experiment as well as others. You can obtain the tube by going to ebay and click to listing #'s 380137978058 or 230664743887. Thier website is firstname.lastname@example.org Best of luck." I flagged the comments as spam, but I didn't get any sort of confirmation, and the robot has been giving me some trouble lately, so I decided to post here to get an admin's attention. Thanks! Xellers
Topic by Xellers | last reply
Instructables, The Cart Bike, 5 Minute Chocolate Cake, The Inverted Bookshelf, and Survival Bracelet are all prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Kohkoku, a Japanese advertising and lifestyle magazine.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I have no issue with your site running advertisements, however ones that run un-solicited audio and video are beyond annoying. Especially when I'm watching a video on a second monitor and looking for project information on your site. They do nothing but get in the way and turn me off as a consumer. Black and Decker make great products, but I have to question their common sense when they force a video for their products down my throat. Thank You -Paul-
Topic by Sprockett | last reply
Hello. Not alot of people viewing your knex guns? Well, Advertise or Promote them HERE! Just make a comment showing a picture of your gun, and a small description of, how far it shoots, does it have a mag, is it a RBG, and so on. So, if you have a KG, (knex gun) want to promote it, then put it here. Have fun, no foul language or harrassing other people, and make your knex guns POPULAR. Have fun, Techdeck30
Topic by Techdeck30 | last reply
There's a huge National Geographic ad on just about every topic that takes up the whole page. So much that I have to scroll down just to see a title. Can we get this removed? I know it'll probably be gone after the premiere anyway, so I'd also like to suggest not approving these kinds of ads in the future.
Topic by JamesRPatrick | last reply
Where is that one time advertiser with the good gadgets you wanted? Wouldn't it be cool if Instructables made a complete list of all advertisers available to us so we could find that one-time company and buy their items? How many times have you wished you would have clicked on that ad, then you never see it again? Many times for me, many times. Please, Instructables Team, consider giving us the ability to reach out to companies who are no longer running ads with you. I know it seems like unpaid advertising for them, but you can always remind the companies that you have sent them "x" number of customers and this proves they should run ads again with you. Thank you.
Topic by DIY-Guy | last reply
If not, then could you make a option to sell stuff except the seller has to pay a pound or something to put it on the site.
Question by slithien | last reply
Ok so I have been working on a website for a day or two now and I am ready to put advertisements on my website. So I was wondering if you guys and girls knew of any good advertising programs ? My website is called AWASTEOFTIME.CA It consists of a chat room, games, LOTS OF GAMES, and you tube and meta cafe videos. So one of my advertising methods will be meta cafe. And any recomendations on web servers and where to get a domain name. ( free would be nice At the moment i don't care if it ends up to be www.awasteoftime.(companys name here).ca Eventually i will pay for a domain and webspace but I would like to make the project self supported (Hmm i see an instructable in the mere future)) So what do you guys use for your websites ?
Topic by littlechef37 | last reply
I usually click through when I get one of your update newsletters, but that's going to have to stop. Recently, when I open almost any Instructables page, a video/audio clip starts automatically. This is problematic when I'm at work and the sound blasts through the whole office. Let me know when you've repented the error of your ways; until then, I can't read Instructables from the computer I spend the most time in front of. Joe
Topic by jdrocci | last reply
When on the Advertise on Instructables page, there's a section of text after the graph "Instructables offers rich media display ads ... We also offer custom campaigns opportunities that include: highly integrated homepage skins, brand centric contests and newsletter placements". The hyperlink for newsletter doesn't work as intended. When I follow the link the page reloads with the top navigation bar and the channels on the side, with white space where content should be. The title reads "exploring: community_blog", here's the url displayed in my address bar: https://www.instructables.com/tag/category-community_blog/keyword-newsletter/ I think the link should be for the forum category Newsletter Archive: https://www.instructables.com/community?categoryGroup=forums&category;=newsletter_archive, but this also comes back weird. Title bar only, no navagation on the side and small font reading "no topics yet" (But the Newsletter Archive reads as having 99 posts and 93 replies). Using FF 3.6.13
Topic by mikeasaurus
Over the past few months, I've received a number of messages from people asking how Instructables makes money. The context has always been along the lines of "this is so cool, how can I help to keep it going." I think many of us remember the late 90's when all sorts of really cool services (and some not so cool) suddenly emerged on the internet, couldn't figure out how to make money, and promptly disappeared; so, the question is how do we make sure Instructables keeps going. I describe Instructables like this: Instructables is an interactive online magazine about do-it-yourself projects. Next, I mention the wide variety of detailed projects with step-by-step instructions and the strong community. In term of our business, the important part of the description is "magazine." Currently, we make money by selling some of the space on our website to advertisers. There are two types of ads: impression-based and action-based. For impression-based ads, we get paid a certain amount each time an ad appears (called an impression). We try to sell these types of ad ourself, and have some networks that help out, but the important thing is that sales-people are involved and we have to determine the best advertisers to contact. For action-based ads, we get paid a certain amount each time someone clicks on one of the ads. These are the "Ads by Google." These ads are placed algorithmically by Google and we have limited control over which ads show up; there are other systems, but we use Google's Adsense. It's not much of a secret that we're not profitable yet. The amount of money we bring in from selling advertising space doesn't quite cover the costs of keeping the site running. Fortunately, I have some investors who are covering the difference. So, this means the we need to sell more ads, and sell them at a higher price. In a good magazine, the ads are often as much a part of the content as the articles. When I crack open a copy of Kiteboarding Magazine, the ads are gorgeous, remind me of good times at the beach, and show me the latest gear (which I might build myself or buy depending on whether the forecast is for wind this afternoon, or next week...). We strive for the same thing here on Instructables, and it's a work in progress. So, I'd like your thoughts on whose ads we should be running? Which companies, products, or services are a good fit with Instructables? Bonus points will be awarded for answers with companies that already advertise online and where they are currently advertising (getting people who have never advertised online before to make the jump can be difficult). Also, who is advertising on other sites that you visit? In addition to advertisements, we have ideas for a product directory that would have links to our favorite tools, kits, and supplies. Any thoughts on items that should definitely be included in this? Anything else you'd like to see in a product directory?
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
Hi, First I want to make it clear love this site. I have no complaints about the site or the instructables in it. My issue is the advertising. I understand that advertising pays for the site and I have no problem with that either. But I am currently getting bombarded with "Vote Conservative" ads. Not good. Advertising products is fine, but politics is a bit inappropriate. I figure that the ads are from a third-party advertising group so it's not the fault of instructables.com, but you might want to have a word with the people supplying the advertising since this sort of thing can really put people off. Especially when it's one-sided like this.
Topic by Jaguar_Pryde | last reply
Not showing anything just advertise on home screen, no pictures of project, etc. every post is an advertise.
Topic by BrUUtUUs | last reply
Where and How to approach my ideas to advertisement companies without taking patent or copyright on them?
Question by noquery | last reply
I just posted and advertisement to sell my brand new never been used Dell Standard Keyboard on Kijiji. It can be found here: http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computer-accessories-Dell-Standard-Keyboard-W0QQAdIdZ343847311 Please I need a critique of it. Should I add anything and how about the price? Is it reasonable? Thanks!
Question by solarblade90 | last reply
The message (to housewives) is "Which girl is your little girl?" Followed by the answer, which is the brand. There's a lot to see in there that divides the two characters into a back and white opposition. It's skewed two people to present the one who's mother does use (that) detergent as better. For the sake of balance, I decided to have fun by introducing some colour - white is a bit boring no matter how bright it is. L
Topic by lemonie | last reply
Can anyone give me some advise on how to go about using this for something more useful? It's a touchscreen micro-computer of sorts that has an SD card installed. On that card are several videos files that run automatically and upon touchscreen prompts. I'm thinking that it'd be nice to upload a video for the applicable season (think Halloween theme) and place it in my window so passers by can admire a scrolling video of something amusing. The SD card is a 4GB card and is only partially used (just over 3GB free)
Topic by ValleyWalker | last reply