The Artful Dodger wrote: BitterDodgerFan wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:You aren't doing anything for the site unless you actually click on any ads. That's the only way they collect revenue, so it's your choice as to whether or not you are actually doing anything for them.
that is not true. many sites sell a certain # of impressions, meaning # of times an ad banner is loaded to a visitor.
and this is how the cafe operates also probably.
Bingo. Most of their ads are run on a CPM basis (or cost per every thousand views). Cost-per-click ads are somewhat archaic now because of the incidences and chances of click fraud.
Yep, the vast majority of websites get paid for ads shown, not for clicks.
As to the original question, I expect it to work, regardless of what I pay (if anything). So in this case, when Yahoo advertises free fantasy leagues and free live scoring, then it should work, no excuses. Granted, I never turned on Stattracker tonight, as there was only one game on and I'm playing 2 roto leagues this year, so I didn't/don't think it was a big deal really, at least it wasn't for me since I didn't even open it. Now if it isn't working on Monday, I can't blame anyone for complaining.
Free isn't "get what you pay for" when there is competition for your business, and there is competition in the internet world for clicks. If someone offered to rebuild your driveway for free and they did a terrible job, well, there aren't several companies willing to rebuild your driveway for free, probably isn't even two willing to do it, so you get what you paid for. In this case, multiple companies are providing the exact same service at the exact same price (free), so they should be able to deliver what they advertise, with no excuses.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....