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Are You Willing to Pay for Not Seeing Advertisements on Social Media?A Study on Facebook

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  • Gokhan Aydin

    (School of Business, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.)

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Social media sites are becoming more popular throughout the world. These sites are adopting advertisement supported business models to generate revenues and become profitable. Advertisement supported models are the preferred choice for these site with regards to the belief that users are not willing to pay money to use these ever free sites. In this study this belief was questioned and Facebook, the most popular of social media sites was chosen as the setting of the study. The attitudes towards social media advertisements and their antecedents were measured and their potential effects on users’ willingness to pay for not seeing ads were tested. A questionnaire was developed using well-cited and tested scales from the relevant literature and it was implemented over Internet to Facebook users. 281 out of 327 collected questionnaires were used in the analysis following a screening process. The analysis was carried out using structural equation modelling. The findings indicate that attitudes and its antecedents affect th intentions to pay for not seeing ads negatively. Key Words:Social Media, Advertising, Facebook, Social Media Marketing, Digital Advertising

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  • Gokhan Aydin, 2017. "Are You Willing to Pay for Not Seeing Advertisements on Social Media?A Study on Facebook," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478), Center for the Strategic Studies in Business and Finance, vol. 6(2), pages 01-12, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:6:y:2017:i:2:p:01-12
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