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. 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 Read the Docs for Business.