What type of contact pleases you?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Money Saving Polls
You decide. Currently contact links are detailed in at the end of articles, to be transparent about which links help the site (see About Us section).

Many have requested links be put within the text (starred to distinguish them). I'm happy either way, but as its a substantial change, I thought I'd put it to the vote.

Links directly in article text
Links only in contacts section
Links within text then repeated in contacts

Vote here or click reply to discuss
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  • vanoonoovanoonoo Forumite
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  • Affiliate links that don't affect the content of the site are what keep this site free.

    I'm actually surprised you offer non-affiliate links as an alternative, since they're no benefit to the site whatsoever, and clicking on them makes no difference to the person clicking on them, but does negatively affect the (financial) health of the site.

    Personally, I would do away with non-affiliate links completely but of course keep editorial independence (something many financial sites don't).

    Having both types of links next to each other in the text would be a big no-no in my opinion since I'm sure it will have a noticeable (negative) effect on the financial health of the site.
  • If you use Mozila Firefox browser it is V easy to rightclick a link as you come accross them and choose to 'open in a new tab' you can then review all the opened tabs after reading the article. If the liks in the text are those that 'help' the site then this would be easier. Even if you dont go on and read the opened tab it doen't interfere with reading the page your on.
    8)
    Marky P
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Below are the results to our previous poll. Thanks to the 485 participants who took part in this poll.
    Previous Poll Topic: Started 9th Jan. You decide.

    Currently contact links are detailed in at the end of articles, to be transparent about which links help the site (see About Us section). Many have requested links be put within the text (starred to distinguish them). I'm happy either way, but as its a substantial change, I thought I'd put it to the vote.

    Links within text then repeated in contacts 58.5% - (284 Votes)
    Links directly in article text 24.7% - (120 Votes)
    Links only in contacts section 15.2% - (74 Votes)

    Total Votes: 485
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • Spikey_2Spikey_2 Forumite
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    If you use Mozila Firefox browser it is V easy to rightclick a link as you come accross them and choose to 'open in a new tab' you can then review all the opened tabs after reading the article. If the liks in the text are those that 'help' the site then this would be easier. Even if you dont go on and read the opened tab it doen't interfere with reading the page your on.
    8)

    What is Mozila Firefox?

    Spikey
    Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself. :)
    I walk with the world & the world walks with me!
    I don't make bad choices!!! Other people just fail to see my GENIUS !!!! :D
  • FoxyFoxy Forumite
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    Spikey wrote:
    What is Mozila Firefox?

    Spikey
    its a web browser
    It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him that determines the quality of friendship. -- Mary Dixon Thayer
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