Published on May 3rd, 2017 | by Craig Forshey1
Site Announcement: We’re Getting Rid Of Ads
It’s been over four years since I started Super Game Droid and in that time we’ve grown so far beyond where I ever imagined a site like this could go that I am truly humbled by all the support the Android gaming community has shown us. Like many gaming websites we’ve relied on traditional advertising like Google Adsense to help keep the site running however unlike many other sites we’ve avoided resorting to advertorials and obnoxious pop-ups in order to survive which has led to us bringing in drastically less revenue than we could otherwise. Over the years I’ve come to realize that there is no sustainable way for a traditional gaming website like SGD to cover its operating costs or pay its writers through advertising without significantly impacting the experience of our readers in a negative way. So rather than continue to bring in an anemic amount of revenue or resort to diluting our content with irrelevant paid articles I have made the decision to do away with advertising on SuperGameDroid.com completely.
We of course will still need to pay our bills somehow but I no longer think that traditional advertising is a viable strategy for any gaming site in 2017 that wants to retain its integrity. To that end I have started a Patreon so that readers can support the site directly if they so choose. This will always be completely optional and no content will ever be locked behind any paywalls but if you like what we do here and want to help us stay independent it would mean the world to us to have your support.
Craig Forshey, Founder/Editor of SuperGameDroid.com