Advertising is the single largest source of funding for Read the Docs. It allows us to:
- Serve over 35 million pages of documentation per month
- Serve over 40 TB of documentation per month
- Host over 80,000 open source projects and support over 100,000 users
- Pay a :doc:`small team </team>` of dedicated full-time staff
Many advertising models involve tracking users around the internet, selling their data, and privacy intrusion in general. Instead of doing that, we built an :doc:`Ethical Advertising <ethical-advertising>` model that respects user privacy.
We recognize that advertising is not for everyone. You may :ref:`opt out of paid advertising <advertising/ethical-advertising:Opting Out>` although you will still see :ref:`community ads <advertising/ethical-advertising:Community Ads>`. You can go ad-free by becoming a Gold member or a Supporter of Read the Docs. Gold members can also remove advertising from their projects for all visitors.
For businesses looking to remove advertising, please consider :doc:`Read the Docs for Business </commercial/index>`.
.. toctree:: :maxdepth: 2 :caption: Advertising at Read the Docs ethical-advertising advertising-details ad-blocking