Project-Nerd: Now a Trusted Sponsor Only Experience
Hi Fellow Nerds,
Iggy here, and I’m excited to share with you our first of many big announcements happening in 2019.
As the internet continues to evolve, we, as well as other web brands, are trying to find better ways to cater to your online experiences. In doing so, we’re reflecting, getting advice from our site visitors, checking out other geek blogs and podcast networks, and brainstorming unique and new ways to entertain you all, while allowing us to create content we love making. In all of that research, the theme that has come up the most is the appreciation of the look and feel of Project-Nerd.
Because of this, we have decided to make Project-Nerd a Trusted Sponsor Only Experience.
What does this mean? It means we have removed all advertising codes that allow third party companies to populate ad content across Project-Nerd.
In doing this, we are giving you all a place to go where you do not have to scroll through your phone screen to get past dynamic ads. A place where you don’t have to navigate ads feeding off your browsing history, search logs, or even your inner thoughts, in order to see content you want to see on Project-Nerd.
In order to make the site easier to navigate, more dynamic, and give you content you can trust, we have walked away from a guaranteed revenue stream. But in doing this, we think this will make the experience better for our site visitors, our sponsors and partners, as well as our amazing content creators.
Now, the only third party banners you will see on Project-Nerd are those of genuine sponsors. They are banners that will be specifically placed in areas that are highly visible, but also minimally annoying. They are banners of brands we know and trust, and that relate to what you see on Project-Nerd. And mostly, they are banners and links of brands we visit on the regular.
In order to make this experience work we will need your help. When you do see a brand partner or a sponsor on Project-Nerd, we ask that if they are of interest to you, check them out! If it is a product we spotlight through an affiliate, we ask that you use our links to buy it. These actions will help us replace the ad revenue lost in ensuring that your experience on Project-Nerd is the best out there.
We look forward to what our eighth year in service brings; for both entertaining you and in giving us a platform to create, create, and create.