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blog post More experiments with Ads

XtGem is a free service (we only charge for premium features that cost significantly more to maintain) and all of our revenue comes from ads published on user sites. We spend a lot of time tweaking our ad delivery system and while most of the tweaks that happen are invisible to the end-user, we are currently rolling out an updated ad display.

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Instead of a plain text link we have been displaying previously, an updated ad look has begun rolling out into the production environment. Let us know how you like it!

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blog post Experiments with Ads and v2 invitation code!

I just wanted to write a short blog post explaining latest developments regarding XtGem:
Due to an increasing amount of user sites attempting to obfuscate our forced ads, we are currently experimenting with the ad system, including additional obfuscation checks and random placements of the forced ad.
Since XtGem is a free service and we choose to provide our users with top-notch services completely free of charge, simple fact is, we still have to make money somehow to keep the service running. I believe it is completely fair that we reserve a place to publish advertisements on user pages and in exchange we provide otherwise-costly service for free.
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