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Post by idgmatt » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:41 pm

You are blocking editorial review modules in our articles.

Example here: https://vgy.me/4YEjVl.jpeg

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3106426/components-graphics/the-best-graphics-cards-for-pc-gaming.html
This is not an ad. No vendor or product manufacturer plays a role, pays for or influences the placement or content of these modules.

The rating and summary, review info, pricing info and the placement of these modules is completely an editorial decision. Suppressing these modules is an override of the editorial content of our articles.

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Post by intense » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:16 pm

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Post by fanboy » Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:12 am

While related to the article, it seems to be an advert? We see plenty of Amazon affiliate linked ads embedded within articles, how is this different?

I'm open for discussion, but changes here would certainly affect other sites doing the same thing. Embedding related ad-like/ad-affiliate content in articles.

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Post by betterwebleon » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:49 pm

Please add the following exception rule to EasyList:

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@@||pcworld.com/www/js/ads/jquery.lazyload-ad.js$script,domain=pcworld.com
The filter rule ||pcworld.com*/ads/ blocks videos in articles. Example website:

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/3192965/android/samsung-galaxy-s8-specs-price-release-date-reviews-tips-faq.html
P.S. With added exception rule, after clicking on play button you still need to wait for about 3 seconds before video starts playing (there's no need to hit play multiple times). Then a video plays normally.
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Post by idgmatt » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:52 am

Apologies for letting this go dormant so long but I wanted to reply to your comment.

If you look at how we weave these review summaries into the articles, like here https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854456/laptop-computers/the-best-pc-laptops-of-the-year.html you'll see that these modules are how we summarize our opinion on specific products, showing out our ratings, a short editorial summary, providing pricing and often links to our main review on the product. They provide a lot of value to the reader.

If you compare reading https://www.pcworld.com/article/2854456/laptop-computers/the-best-pc-laptops-of-the-year.html with EastList on, you'll see that our readers are missing out on the kind of information they are looking for about products and that we have spent a good deal of resources to deliver.

These product modules do contain links to sites where our audience can buy them and yes in many cases we could derive some affiliate revenue if they click on those links. But the modules are a part of the editorial content. The modules are not ads. They don't blink or create a nuisance within the UX and their placement is entirely determined by their editorial and user value.

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