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Ad-Free . . . for a Fee:

Afraid customers are sick and tired of those flashing ads plastered across your Web site? Then get rid of them.Many companies today are experimenting with the concept of offering ad-free pages with premium services for a fee. Earlier this year, online magazine Salon.com launched its $30-per-year Salon Premium service, which gives members exclusive dispatches on politics, extra columns and audio downloads of short stories. Premium subscribers also have the option of "turning off" banner and pop-up ads on most Salon pages, ensuring fewer interruptions and faster downloads.

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