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 small 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 Ethical Advertising model that respects user privacy.

We recognize that advertising is not for everyone. You may opt out of paid advertising although you will still see community ads. Gold members may also remove advertising from their projects for all visitors.

For businesses looking to remove advertising, please consider Read the Docs for Business.