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Web Ad Burnout

By blieffring ·
Google is claiming google dollar revenues selling web advertising. Is anybody responding or buying from those ads? Is anyone else experiencing web ad burnout? Tired of the same 5 ads repeating? Ads that prevent viewing the rest of the page until their Flash ad plays, or you must click to view? Loud or embarrassing unexpected sound from hidden running web threads. Site sponsored ads that grab your keyword and don't have anything like it on their site? Spyware installation embedded in pages? Questionable or misleading ads? Online prices higher than local stores? White page reports with more promotion than objectivity?
I won't play any casino sites until they let me check the cards and tables.
Web ads are revolting, and we should be, too. There are usually no links to complain or comment to web admins about ad problems. What can be done to let web admins and advertisers that their ads are alienating viewers?

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well, you could

by Jaqui In reply to Web Ad Burnout

turn off javascript, remove the flash plugin.
and kill most adds.

turn off image loading and kill tons of image adds.

or, just don't go back to a site that has the adds.

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TANSTAAFL!

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Web Ad Burnout

If you don't know what it means, Google it or take Capitalism 101.

If you don't like sites with web ads, don't view them. But they've got to pay the bills somehow. They can either charge a fee directly to the user, or they can sell ad space.

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Unviewable

by Dr Dij In reply to TANSTAAFL!

one site, informationweek.com has an ad that pulls down a corner of the page from upper right. It blocks the article underneath with an ad. there is a close button but it does not work for me, rendering the entire website unusable much of the time. There's consumer friendliness, way to go, information week!


I simply block some major sites in my host file. ads.doubleclick.net comes to mind. many flash ads get thru, no prob. They don't bother me enuf to take out flash.

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Like Palmetto said ...

by stress junkie In reply to Web Ad Burnout

... someone's got to pay the web site's bills. The web site owners can either sell ads or charge member fees. (Or be like TR and do both.)

Regarding the efficacy of ads, you could ask the same question about ads in any medium. Television ads, newpaper ads, roadside ads put the name of the business and its product in front of consumers. Once you've seen the company name enough times you develop a sense of name recognition. That often gives people the confidence to purchase products from that business.

Lastly, I don't understand the first sentence of your post. "Google is claiming google dollar revenues selling web advertising." I'm going to guess that you mean that Google is making a lot of money from selling ad space. I am only guessing because that is not what the sentence says but it is the only thing that might make sense based on that weird string of words. I'll give you this much. It does appear to be a valid sentence. The problem is that it doesn't mean anything sensible.

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$.805*10^9 v. $10^100 Last quarter

by blieffring In reply to Like Palmetto said ...

I don't have lots of money. $3.5 billion projected annual is as far beyond my sight as $10^100.
Literalistic English majors ...

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Google vs. googol

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Like Palmetto said ...

I suspect he meant "Google is claiming googol dollar revenues...", as in "Google is claiming $10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,- 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,- 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,-
000 revenues..."

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Hey! I learned something.

by stress junkie In reply to Google vs. googol

Yes it does seem that he meant googol dollars.

Funny thing happened. First I read his reply and looked up a word that he used, literalistic. I suspected that it wasn't really a word. Well it is. HAH!!

Same thing with googol.

Good thing I looked them up before I said anything. I managed to dodge one case of foot in mouth disease. :)

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Google tool bar spell check is biased

by blieffring In reply to Hey! I learned something.

hi
sorry, I spell checked my post with the Google Tool Bar Spell Checker. It is biased toward the Google spelling and did not have googol as an entry (shocked, I'm shocked).

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Friends forever

by stress junkie In reply to Google tool bar spell che ...

I learned two new words today because of you. Thanks.

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new word..

by Jaqui In reply to Friends forever

tripanophobia

a phobia ( obviously ) of needles.
never knew such a word existed, yet I actually have this one...from sticking a needle 99.975% of the way through my hand as a child.

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