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Experimenting With No "Hover Ads" On Phoronix

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Published on 02 May 2014 01:00 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Often referred to as the most annoying ads on the site are the text-based links provided by Kontera that occur randomly over certain words within articles and create a hover box when mousing over them. In an experiment, those ads are no more on Phoronix.

These "hover links" supplied by Kontera have been in use for many years, although those logged into the Phoronix Forums aren't served these ads -- regardless of whether you're a premium user or not, the ads don't show as long as your forum session is active. However, with recent discussions in the forums and with some Phoronix readers via email, I'll experiment with not using these Kontera advertisements at all. They can be slightly annoying, but it's just an advertisement needed to pay the bills to operate Phoronix.

Experimenting With No "Hover Ads" On Phoronix


After a few weeks, if there's an increase of Phoronix readers not using AdBlock or an overall increase in ads served to make up for not running Kontera ads, then the ads will remain off... So if you've enabled AdBlock over not liking these hover ads, please disable it now.

For those wanting Flash ads or other larger ads to be disabled, subscribe to Phoronix Premium. These ads pay significantly (~20x and greater) more than simple text-based ads, hence it's the only economical solution to maintain this site and be investing 80~100+ hour weeks in the content to the site, all the associated electrical and operational costs,0 along with the development of the open-source Phoronix Test Suite, etc. Or if your insistent on using AdBlock, please then make a PayPal donation or even subscribe to Phoronix Premium for the benefit of single-page article viewing, etc. Thanks for your understanding.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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