Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:37 pm

This topic is almost two years old (and refers to a much older version of the app). In accordance with the Forum Rules please do not reopen topics that are more than six months old.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby Weebsurfer » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:34 pm

My issue with ads is that it looks up the app when an ad pops up... Usually close to my destination where I need my GPS the most and I have to reboot to get waze to work again. Anyone else or is this another reason to ditch this freakin LG piece of junk?
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby automattack » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:41 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
imajica12345 wrote:Very annoying that they come up to begin with.

Don't just complain you don't like it. Please directly offer Waze your advice for how to make money, without having to charge for the app, which is a revenue stream which dries up.


Actually, there's nothing wrong with AlanOfTheBerg complaining about what he doesn't like about Waze, even if he doesn't offer a better suggestion.

On another note, I find it odd that I used Waze three times before I saw an ad. I passed several CVSs, Dunkin Donuts (they're like weeds here), and even a few Taco Bells... No ads until last night.

I hate ads. I like (at least the idea of) the community aspect of Waze. I'd be willing to pay a nominal fee for an ad-free version.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby barry99705 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:20 pm

j-lamar wrote:How's this for a monetization strategy:

Charge $0.99 per year (or something like that) for a "Waze Pro" subscription that will automatically hide all advertising. If you're looking for something beyond a one-time app purchase, the subscription model would work.

I'm guessing a vast majority of Waze's current users would be willing to pay a nominal annual subscription fee to get rid of the fast-food and hotel chain ads. Voila! Ongoing revenue!

And if they don't want to pony up the subscription fee, then just live with the ads. Win-win.


Yea, I'd pay for an ad free version of waze. I can't stand taco hell.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby j-lamar » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:36 pm

How's this for a monetization strategy:

Charge $0.99 per year (or something like that) for a "Waze Pro" subscription that will automatically hide all advertising. If you're looking for something beyond a one-time app purchase, the subscription model would work.

I'm guessing a vast majority of Waze's current users would be willing to pay a nominal annual subscription fee to get rid of the fast-food and hotel chain ads. Voila! Ongoing revenue!

And if they don't want to pony up the subscription fee, then just live with the ads. Win-win.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby russblau » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:27 pm

CrackedLCD wrote:There's a form you can fill out to correct the location of the advertising pins.


Taco Bell is paying Waze for ads; they aren't paying me. Why should I spend my time filling out reports to help them place their ads?
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:55 pm

imajica12345 wrote:Very annoying that they come up to begin with.

Don't just complain you don't like it. Please directly offer Waze your advice for how to make money, without having to charge for the app, which is a revenue stream which dries up.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby Davy_Ray » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:43 pm

I have seen these as well. Mainly there are 3 Dunkin Donuts pins all within a few blocks of each other. Here in Montreal i don't think there are any Dunkin Donuts left. There are 2 that i know of and they are no where near where the pins say they are. The location of the pins are correct based on the address listed in the pin (if i press it), but that is about as far as it goes.

Very annoying that they come up to begin with.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:31 pm

I've escalated the "not fixing bad ad locations" issue to Jonypony.
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Re: Annoying New Ad Icons and Popups

Postby CrackedLCD » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:07 am

Ayzmo wrote:There's also the reality that I know a lot of these ads aren't in the right place. I know where Taco Bell and Dunkin Donuts are around me and there are about 4x as many little things for them in the area than there actually are, often quite close to each other and in neighborhoods. It doesn't make sense.


There's a form you can fill out to correct the location of the advertising pins. I submitted two entries for local Taco Bells and never saw any changes. I even fixed them on Google since they were wrong, too. Google updated the locations within hours, but Waze has yet to respond.

I don't mind the pushpins at all; you're (supposedly) limited to three per screen so it's never too crowded. I'd much rather have this than full blown pop ups which obscure all map info at random intervals, or something equally annoying.
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