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Hi there and thanks for visiting my Patreon page.

My name is Martin and I'm the creator of Ghacks Technology News, an independent technology blog.

Ghacks has been financed through advertisement ever since it was created in 2005 and while that worked great and allowed me to finance the site all by myself without being backed by a company and to work full-time on it, things have taken a down turn in recent years.

First by Google which introduced several new algorithms that made sites like mine become less visible than before, and then by the rise of ad-blockers.

More than 44% of all Ghacks visitors use ad or script-blockers and the percentage will cross the 50% this year if things progress as they have been in the past three or so years.

I get ad-blocking, at least to an extent which is why I want to try Patreon instead. It allows you to support me and the site directly starting with whatever you can spare regularly.

I understand that some cannot support Ghacks this way and that some won't, but if the rest would just give what they think it is worth to them each month, Ghacks would be there forever regardless of other factors.

The benefit here is that this money is independent of (declining) ad revenue and traffic, and that it allows me to keep on running the site just like before.

I'm not forcing anyone to support the site but if you like what I do and want to support me, then this is an excellent option to make sure the site will be there next year, in five years and twenty years.

But I can only do it with your help.

Thanks for being a part of the site,
Martin
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
115 patrons
All Patrons get a Ghacks user account if they want to. Ghacks is completely ad-free if you use the account. In addition, the spam filter sees it as a positive signal as well.
Ghacks Core Supporter
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
All Patrons get a Ghacks user account if they want to. Ghacks is completely ad-free if you use the account. 


You gain access to the private blog and the upcoming paid newsletter.



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Ghacks requires a powerful server and hosting as it is a massive site. This goal ensures that the site will stay up no matter what.
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Hi there and thanks for visiting my Patreon page.

My name is Martin and I'm the creator of Ghacks Technology News, an independent technology blog.

Ghacks has been financed through advertisement ever since it was created in 2005 and while that worked great and allowed me to finance the site all by myself without being backed by a company and to work full-time on it, things have taken a down turn in recent years.

First by Google which introduced several new algorithms that made sites like mine become less visible than before, and then by the rise of ad-blockers.

More than 44% of all Ghacks visitors use ad or script-blockers and the percentage will cross the 50% this year if things progress as they have been in the past three or so years.

I get ad-blocking, at least to an extent which is why I want to try Patreon instead. It allows you to support me and the site directly starting with whatever you can spare regularly.

I understand that some cannot support Ghacks this way and that some won't, but if the rest would just give what they think it is worth to them each month, Ghacks would be there forever regardless of other factors.

The benefit here is that this money is independent of (declining) ad revenue and traffic, and that it allows me to keep on running the site just like before.

I'm not forcing anyone to support the site but if you like what I do and want to support me, then this is an excellent option to make sure the site will be there next year, in five years and twenty years.

But I can only do it with your help.

Thanks for being a part of the site,
Martin

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
115 patrons
All Patrons get a Ghacks user account if they want to. Ghacks is completely ad-free if you use the account. In addition, the spam filter sees it as a positive signal as well.
Ghacks Core Supporter
$5 or more per month 11 patrons
All Patrons get a Ghacks user account if they want to. Ghacks is completely ad-free if you use the account. 


You gain access to the private blog and the upcoming paid newsletter.