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I am quite sure Jpod101 gain its popularity not through ads, but words of mouth, forums, podcast ranking, google search and etc. Therefore having those ads is pretty futile, it may even backfire Jpod101, those ads are really irritating.
boku1571 wrote:The whole JapanesePod101 experience is like that. They make great podcasts, but the rest of the experience just seems .... tragic. I wouldn't be here for ANYTHING except for the audio content... even the forums are dead, the staff doesn't communicate with the users, most of the blogs and features haven't been updated in years...
Worse, if you sign up for a free account, the spam you get trying to get you to upgrade is horrible. Plus, the rates are very high and you'd be dumb not to use a discount code.
Cleaning up the website and having a more fair pricing policy with a lower overall rate and no big discount codes that you have to hunt down would go a long way to improving this service's reputation.