1054 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009
You no like post-modern capitalism?
A paper magazine!
We got the press release earlier this week - that, more than the profit share, struck me.
Re: Re: Learn the value of Google+
You are probably right - but people have to find us on Google+ - we are not presenting any G+ roadblocks.
Re: Re: Not for me but...
Hmm. I can't say that we have never run pop-up ads, but I can say that we have implemented a policy of not running pop-ups for several years.
Re: Re: Ok, followed you.....
That is very kind of you, Graeme. Unfortunately, G+ doesn't take kindly to those subheads.
Kevin, our web coder, says:
We have the og property set for subheads but G+ don't seem to support it so I don't think so.
<meta property="og:description" content=""/>
Does anyone know different?
That would be novel... we get some traffic via FB, but almost all via the FB lLke button on our articles rather than through our our FB page. Yes, we have one! We monitor this lightly - every now and then someone gives us a story tip, or tells us off, or tell us they love us.
But for interaction, story tips, corrections etc. - Twitter is by far the most active medium for us. There is that official @theregister address again.
Learn the value of Google+
Well... I would like to say that we have tapped into fast growing reader source but... we stumbled across this G+ page a few weeks ago that a staffer had put up a couple of years ago. - no content, but 500 followers and maybe 500 who had had put us in their circles.So we added content maybe three weeks ago and told Google that this was our official page.
Re: Ok, followed you.....
The jokey subhead - we'll have a look and report back on Monday.
Re: Not for me but...
Feedback noted, but are you sure about ad pop-ups? We don't run them, If any reader spots one please grab URL of landing page and ping to email@example.com
Also we have enough ad units - we carry fewer ads per page than our UK competitors.
BTW Google+ running costs are a fraction above zero.
Abusive, defamatory comments not accepted
Or jokes arising from parent comment. Am deleting comments to date in this thread. Be civil.
So - in the US we run quite a lot of inventory through Google's Ad-x program, in which slots are to the highest bidder.
We block categories of ads - e.g. gaming (that is because some ads are salacious), porn, diapers - the latter is a weird one. But basically, diaper / nappy makers can swamp a site's ads, if you are not careful. If there has been a significant change recently in the ads you are seeing, it is possible that we have relaxed some categories.
We also block individual ads - for that we require the URL of the landing page of the ad. So if anyone sees something you think we should block - please ping firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, on relevance of ads: in this world advertisers are deciding what is relevant - and we are deciding if we can or want to play.
You are imputing bad faith / corruption on his part and by extension ours. Fun guy.
You are imputing bad faith / corruption on his part and by extension ours.
Re: This article reads like an ad.
Sigh. Why is it that everytime a writer likes something, it "reads like an ad" or is a shill.
P.S. We are paying Trevor, not Spiceworks.
Re: nsfw ad
That is interesting - how recently? We run some ads via Google ad-x, but we block games ads precisely because of those scantily clad female characters. If anyone sees ads like this, please send us a screenshot to webmaster @theregister.co.uk.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, Ian. The moderators would have blocked comments from the off if they had had an inkling that some people would repeatedly try to post links to stuff that would land us in legal hot water.
linking to other sites is fine, so long as it is not pimping...
Nate, your comments rock. We are always looking for independent IT practitioners who can write. Fancy joining our roster of sysadmin bloggers? We spell check and vet for libel, but that's all!
How is this hyping Twitter's IPO
It is a prize draw, that is all, and we are playing with Twitter. Not exactly a high barrier to entry.
Double dare you to follow us @theregister
Challenge not accepted...although we do draw the line at Facebook.
Re: Some simple(!) suggestions!
Thanks Jamie, - the random ID thing is an interesting shout.
BTW why would you want the time stamp in the article - after a few hours, surely this info is irrelevant anyway?
Re: New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first
I think it just make sense to say "x hours ago", then "x days", then "x months", then "date/ no time". That works for everyone, yes?
Thanks for the feedback - we will do some serious thinking next year about forums.
I am pleased to see people try out new things. Clint deserves a pay on the back for getting this far. I hope he does even better
Re: Re: This is disturbing
Faggot is correct spelling on both cases.
Re: ***I Know It's Long But Just Give It A Read
Long posts are fine - but a few paragraph breaks would help us all.
Re: Re: Android is becoming Google Phone
Kroneous, people can have opinions without being paid shills.
Re: planned obsolescence
Perhaps Apple has worked out that it is cheaper to replace broken stuff with new kit. The logistics are easier than repair and Apple margins are fat enough to do this, no or few questions asked.
Not much fun for third party repair companies though.
Did you miss it? Yes
Re: It's sorta working
Thanks jubtastic - will put your suggestions into the thinking pot.
Re: It's sorta working
What would make it reddit class?
Re: Re: Gone all silver
Ralph, do you have two accounts? According to our record of this account you have 918 live posts associated with Ralph B.
Apologies for messing
We need to integrate comments and reader forums. In the meantime I am switching off comments and asking you to move on to the forum thread.
Re: Journalism FAIL
My, aren't we a little grumpy. The vocabulary is idiomatic and understandable, but we have tidied up a little for you. BTW the analogue analogy was derived from Michael Castelaz, who writes "The fragile and analog nature of astronomical photographic plates makes their data difficult to access".
Re: say El-Reg
No. Not even little.
Not too daft...
Yes, you need 100 non-anonymous posts. We introduced this in cautious mode. But maybe we can relax this now.
Thanks for the update.
Except that is not how it panned out - and followers were signing up to @theregister at nearly the same rate as to @regvulture, even though we did no site promo for the former.
No accounts were harmed in the making of...
No scorched earth here - we renamed the accounts.
Thanks for this - we'll check it out.
Too late, John.
They are on to you ...
Nope, not this time, sorry.
Re: AN LED?
Perfectly understandable usage here, unlike your little rant.
Sales pitch? No
The article is a promo for an upcoming webcast, sponsored by Dell Software. We broadcast a couple of dozen webcasts a year - and if you take time to watch them you will see that there is no sales pitch. The more technical the content the better our readers seem to like them - for instance, our last webcast with Dell Software - about Microsoft Exchange - pulled in more than 800 viewers for the live event, and many more since then.
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