symbiote said: There have definitely been times when I've clicked on one of the featured site ads on the homepage, or one of the sidebar ads. Unlike almost everywhere else on the Internet (including the R-rated areas ) the ads here actually WORK.
But it's totally frustrating to just be dropped to that site's homepage, with no context or information on how or where to find the actual thing I clicked on.
I'm sure I'm not alone - if I'm clicking on one of these ads it's because something *specific* about that ad caught my interest. If I landed on the download page for that specific clip, or the blog post on that site that contained that particular content, or even just a teaser page featuring that specific model.... there would be a heck of a lot higher chance of retaining me on that site for more than 5 seconds.
In short... when I click on an ad it's because i'm looking for "sauce"! Not just browsing around.
Maybe that would be too onerous on the part of the advertisers to do... but it sure would be nice.
Thanks for the advice. I've listened, and I've updated the ad system to be able to link banner images to specific pages. When a banner has a specific URL, you'll see a little red camera icon under it, letting you know that you'll get that specific page.
Site owners have told me that they'd like this ability, so they can also update their ads accordingly.
I have to agree with Symbiote's opinion. I VERY rarely buy stuff, but occasionally something on one of the ads will spark my interest enough that I go "wannttttttttt"... and could never fucking find the particular scene in the ad.
This will make it much nicer for people that do buy things, but rarely, and hopefully also for producers as I would think it'll get them more sales.
Yay! I was frustrated by that too. I rarely buy videos because I have very specific taste in wam and when I do see an add for something hot I want to find that scene, not just every other video that producer has made. I think this change will be very beneficial for customers and producers.
When a banner has a specific URL, you'll see a little red camera icon under it, letting you know that you'll get that specific page
Now that is a brilliant idea! Instant ability to differentiate the high quality contextual ads from the generic ones. Incentive for the advertisers to use the feature *and* incentive for me to click the ad! Love it!
I hope that site owners start using this new feature!
That's one fantastic update to the UMD! Since I am a consumer and producer as well I totally shared the "frustration" of having a hard time of finding what was shown in an ad! Thanks for making this possible!
Just looking at the stats so far, this looks very promising! Clickthroughs are through the roof for ads with the specific URL's on them. Hopefully visitors to the ads are happy with the results they're seeing; That's the whole point.
Thanks, producers for updating your ads so far! Anyone who needs help, please message me.