Hello, fellow engineers and fans!
It’s good to be able to talk to all of you through this letter. What I would like to do is tell you in a bit of detail about how our website works, and about the advertisements (ads) that are shown here at our website.
As a reader of our website, you might have wondered why we have so many ads at this website, or even felt that the number of ads at the website are increasing. You might have other stronger feelings about all these ads too.
Why do we need ads inside our website?
is delivering over a million page views to our readers each month. Each page view serves many heavy files like images, circuit schematics and other attachments. This consumes a huge amount of data each month. To ensure that the website is able to serve these files to you quickly without delay, is also difficult. In order to provide you with the best service, we have to bear the cost for better servers and content delivery networks from our service providers.
Additionally, we also strive hard to develop new features and bring you better content. For this our team works with experts from the industry, the maker community, the EFY community, as well as external authors to keep improving the content that we make available. We also need to make sure that the news and technology trend stories that we publish are validated and published in a timely manner so as to deliver the maximum value to you.
To maintain all these services, sustained revenue to the website is essential.
What kind of ads do we have?
Our ads are restricted to those from the electronics and technology industry, delivered through the EFY Network. This ensures that the ads you see are relevant to the content shown in this website. You will not see random ads about fast food, movies, or clothing on this website.
We are paid by our advertisers based on the clicks that we receive on these ads, so we ensure that the ads shown on these website will be related to electronics alone.
Will we have an ad-free website?
We are working on developing the model for an ad-free website. We would love to hear from you on how much you would be willing to pay per year, if you would be interested in subscribing to an ad-free version of this website.