#1
Well usually websites make money by advertising or trying to sell one of their products. But Ultimate Guitar hardly advertise anything and they dont of any of their products to sell or advertise.
Also I hardly think the people who made the website made it for the fun of it because it would cost loads of money to design and update the website

What are your thoughts?
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#7
through advertising.. the banner at the top.. pretty simple really.
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Advertising and renting out Kensai at extortionate prices.
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#10
yo know, those ads that ALWAYS open up whenever your mouse pass near them
they make money with those ****
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#12
dont forget they host comps they must get money for that

Edit: also there is a big advert when you go to click on a tab
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#13
But look at the amount of advertisments on Ultimate Guitar compared to Guitar World. They must make a **** load of cash
#15
I get how they make money, but do they make any if I use an ad-blocker?
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But look at the amount of advertisments on Ultimate Guitar compared to Guitar World. They must make a **** load of cash


it all depends on howmany hits the website gets more hits= more money
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#18
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I get how they make money, but do they make any if I use an ad-blocker?

Yes.

Any company who thinks an ad on this site will sell their products is going to give money to UG to havetheir junk promoted.
#20
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Yes.

Any company who thinks an ad on this site will sell their products is going to give money to UG to havetheir junk promoted.


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I get how they make money, but do they make any if I use an ad-blocker?

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#23

Look at the comparison, and thats only like half the ads on guitar world
#24
Well, the probably get many less hits over thar at guitar world.. so it more than likely evens out.

We have one at the top, but tons of people come here, they have a dozen all around, but much less people.
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#25
UG does advertise, and not everyone uses ad-blockers, so yeah. And UG has quite the number of users who visit the Community, and even more people visit the main page, where they also advertise.
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#26
It's been made clear by the management that Ad Blocker is seriously hurting their revenue. If it continues then paid features will have to become available.
#27
Russian Mafia payouts. And those annoying ads that pop down when you scroll on them. I want to meet whomever thought of that. Granted, he's a smart man, but I will break his legs.

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I stopped using ad-blocker most of the time because I don't want to pay for stuff

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#29
They make money from ads. The reason they don't have that many is because they have a lot of people coming through the site. The more people see an ad, the less ads they need. More people come to UG on a regular basis than come to Guitar World, hence UG needs less adverts.

And yes, they lose money through us horrible AdBlock users, but I'm afraid I'm going to keep using adblock for now, sorry.

edit: how about everyone who uses adblock disables it for an hour and spend that time clicking as many UG ads as they can, that would surely counter it, and lets face it, it's more productive than going on the Pit.
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#31
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how about everyone who uses adblock disables it for an hour and spend that time clicking as many UG ads as they can, that would surely counter it, and lets face it, it's more productive than going on the Pit.

Deal.
#32
some people do. Besides, the advertisers give UG money for every time someone sees the ad, as well as every time they click it.
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#33
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They make money from ads. The reason they don't have that many is because they have a lot of people coming through the site. The more people see an ad, the less ads they need. More people come to UG on a regular basis than come to Guitar World, hence UG needs less adverts.

And yes, they lose money through us horrible AdBlock users, but I'm afraid I'm going to keep using adblock for now, sorry.

edit: how about everyone who uses adblock disables it for an hour and spend that time clicking as many UG ads as they can, that would surely counter it, and lets face it, it's more productive than going on the Pit.

I just disable it for UG. The ads in the forums aren't that obtrusive.
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#34
Well the ad at the top of my page right now is a Verizon ad in Spanish, so I think I'll pass on clicking on that ad