It's the day you've all feared.
The Ads have arrived!
The dreaded. The unsightly. The annoying. The Online Ad.
Quizlet's different, hopefully?
I'm now experimenting with a little advertising on Quizlet.
You know what I hate? Big stupid flashy banner ads. I bet you do too. So Quizlet doesn't have those ads. It now has nice, unassuming, text ads. They should be relevant the page material as well - an ad on an SAT set might have a link to an SAT studying website. As the ads get more established on Quizlet, they'll become more relevant. They might be a little off-topic for now, so sorry about that.
Right now, there are ads in three places: the top right corner of the home page (for logged in people), a small one at the footer (for all pages, except the sign up and create/edit set pages), and a medium-sized one in the middle of the set page.
I want to stress that this is an experiment. If the ads get in the way, I'll get rid of them. Running Quizlet is cheap, but not free. And hey, why shouldn't I make money on what I've created? :) Just remember - it's users first, money second. Ya, something like that.
I know this might be controversial, so I really really want to hear what you think. Hit up the comments :)