The trashy adverts are gone – hurrah for that!

As of today, we’ve managed to do away with those rather tasteless weightloss and dating adverts (fingers crossed). However, adverts will continue to run on Guru’s website, although only those that feature a variety of general interest products and services. Here’s a short Q&A about all things advertising…

Q: Why did you have nasty weight-loss adverts in the first place?

A: The adverts that appear on the website are controlled by Google. Often Google uses information about you (and the websites you visit) to tailor these adverts to you. Other times they can be random. For the most part we have had no control over what appears.

Google now offers a facility for us block certain adverts. So we’ve done away with all the dieting and dating adverts and requested that Google no longer use your personal information.

Q: Why spoil the nice Guru website with adverts?

A: We started running Google-powered adverts a few months ago. We love being able to provide a free digital magazine featuring crowd-sourced content but, of course, none of it is free and the small amount of income generated from the adverts help to cover our overheads.

Q: Will the adverts mean Guru will always be free?

A: As above, the adverts generate a small income every time someone clicks on one. But we would love to do away with them!

If you enjoy Guru, and want to help keep it free then there are several things you can do. Please leave your comments or suggestions below, contact us if you would like to sponsor an page in a forthcoming issue, and if you would like to donate a couple of pounds/dollars/Euros (or whatever you think you would pay for a magazine) then there’s a button below.

We also have some beautiful Guru garb, gifts and merchandise in the Guru shop.

Thanks from all the team – and keep on Guru-ing!

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Article by Stuart Farrimond

May 23, 2012

Doctor Stu is editor of Guru Magazine. He originally trained as a medical doctor before deciding to branch out into lecturing, writing, editing and science communication. He drinks far too much coffee, eats lots of ice cream and has a bizarre love of keeping fit.
You can check out Doctor Stu’s blog at or his poncy personal website Here's his .

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