Our Advertising Principles

Visit Stack Overflow or any Stack Exchange site and you may notice advertising on the site. Companies partner with us to advertise their products, services, specific jobs, and the benefits of working for them. We want these ads to be as relevant to you as possible and to make you more effective at work and beyond. So for all our advertising offerings, we are following the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)’s guidelines as a starting point. We will always aim to do better than these guidelines and run ads in a unique Stack Overflow way. For example, we’re working on two new ways for our registered users to control their experience:

  1. Control the types of ads you see. We’ll categorize the different advertising offerings and you’ll be able to select the ones you want to see.
  2. Report specific ads you don't like and we, together with our ad partners, will make sure you don’t see them again.

As we grow, we’ll continue to build out our advertising offerings for companies and their evolving needs. And throughout our growth, we’ll always comply with or exceed industry standards while listening to your feedback.

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