When will people learn this is an ad free site? Blog Discussion

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  • TicklemouseTicklemouse Forumite
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    But you used words of more than one sylable, Martin. It my be difficult for them to un-der-stand :D

    However, "Free to use and Free of ads"

    are all words one one sylable. Anyone know of words using fewer than one ? :D

    Good on yer though! That's the type of email I would have sent :rotfl:
  • wirmwirm Forumite
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    Woo Hoo! Go Martin! :d
  • I can't thank MSE enough for the money saving tips it provides. It is made all the better by the notion that it is thoroughly honest and provides quality advice to the unsuspecting public-without adverts.
    I have also had great fun exploiting loop holes such as collecting extra Nectar points and introductory money from Barclays bank recently.
    Long live MSE.
    Long live Martin Lewis. What a decent chap.
  • minimini Forumite
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    I have only come across 2 ad free websites on my worldwideweb travels, I love the link provided, how very kind of you!
  • funniest reply i have read in a while. WELL DONE for keeping this ad free
    I have finally acknowledged my debt.....
  • kenshazkenshaz Forumite
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  • But you used words of more than one sylable, Martin. It my be difficult for them to un-der-stand :D

    However, "Free to use and Free of ads"

    are all words one one sylable. Anyone know of words using fewer than one ? :D


    i think what would probably have made more sense to them would be..

    3 2 use n 3 ov ads
  • I’m not sure which bit of the sentence above my agents contacts

    I don't get this :confused: it doesn't seem to make sense :o
  • black-saturnblack-saturn
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    How can giving links to places like play.com and cdwow be counted as an ad free site?
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  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Very simple Black Saturn. An advert is when someone comes and says 'if you put this on your site, I will pay you X, Y or Z'. That never happens here. We have affiliated links which are chosen by editorial merit. So articles and links are chosen for editorial reasons, at that point we see if we can get paid links. Whether a link pays or not, and how much it pays, doesn't make any difference to the site in any way - it would be the same whether it pays or not.

    E.g Look at best balance transfers, you'll see all of the 0% cards don't pay anything currently (they dont have stars by them) but some of the stable relationship cards do. Whether they pay or not is irrelevant to whether they're included. If Barclaycard came and said "here's £1 million" can you include us in an article or put a banner ad - the answer is no.

    If Barclaycard suddenly launched a 18 month no fee 0% best buy, it would be included in the article automatically and then at that point we'd go to one of the commercial sites like Moneysupermarket and say "can you provide a paid link to Barclaycrd" if they can i say hoorah, if they can't i say boo - but the article doesn't change either way. These are paid affiliate links rather than ads.

    The only possible exception is my book, which you could argue I advertise, but i hope you'll forgive me that....

    Martin :)
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