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Re: "Misleading" ads on TortoiseSVN web page

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <ulrich.eckhardt_at_dominolaser.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:55:04 +0100

On Monday 03 January 2011, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 10:17, Wolf Peuker <peu_at_rekoba.de> wrote:
> > Am 03.01.2011 12:35, schrieb Andy Levy:
> >> Ad content can't be controlled (much) from the website owner's end. If
> >> someone has paid Google for an ad that's designed to come up on a page
> >> like TSVN's, it'll come up.
> >
> > Of course, that's clear to me. (did you have a look on my screenshot?)
> >
> > I think if you /have to/ place advertising in such a prominent place
> > (directly under the heading), then you bring your users into serious
> > doubt about the project's future.
>
> MS development tools cost real money. As does hosting. As I see it,
> it's just a matter of covering basic costs.

Nobody questions that, as far as I'm concerned you are even free to make money
of this project. I believe that Wolf wanted to suggest that you put the
advertisement somewhere that it can't be mistaken for anything but an
advertisement, if you can.

That said, if the advertisement is really the big download button and that
without any context but the webpage it is embedded in, then the ad is
definitively misleading. I think that Google wouldn't want that, because it
is damaging to their own reputation, and I guess that they would prevent that
if they were made aware of it.

Uli

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