About the new ads

Discussion in 'Free For All' started by Steve, Aug 11, 2004.

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Your opinion on the ads?

  1. Dont like them

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  2. They dont bother me

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  3. I like them, they could add value

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  1. Steve

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    You will have noticed that there are now some ads appearing at the foot of the page.

    These are Ads served by Google and should be contextual, which means that the content of the post is examined and ads related to the subject are displayed.

    I hope that they dont spoil your enjoyment of the forum, in fact it could well be possible that they complement it by providing links to related services.

    I thought I would trial them for a while and see how they worked. As ever, I appreciate your feedback so please vote in the poll (no need to post a message).

    Please let me know via this thread if there are any strange ads displayed.

    One final thing please dont click the ads just for the hell of it or to try them out, multiple clicks from the same IP or anamalous click thru rates could lead to me getting banned from using them.
     
  2. Sparkey

    Sparkey Guest

    I didn't even notice them until after you mentioned them Steve. :-|
     
  3. ddcam1

    ddcam1 Guest


    Me either. How long have they been there?

    Deb
     
  4. NormsKid

    NormsKid Guest

    Ditto! I never noticed them....then I saw Sparkey reference to them in the G spot thread and I still had no clue what the heck he was talkin about.....didn't register til I just clicked over here and saw your post.

    But to answer the question....now that I've seen them, I don't mind them as they are not poping up on my screen and I can easily choose to ignore them all together since they are all the way at the bottom of the page.

    The type of ads that I don't like are the ones that interfear with my free surfing and require me to take extra steps to get rid of them. Or those ads that have flashing wild colors that distract your eyes...hate those!

    And I don't like getting spammed for participating on a particular messege board. If I start getting private emails from google "all of a sudden," then I'll change my position on this issue....but to my knowledge, they don't do that sorta stuff.

    Michelle
     
  5. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    Right now, the only thing about them I don't like is they sandwich the quick links to the other CancunCare pages between ads. This makes the links less noticeable.
     
  6. Dori

    Dori Guest

    Didn't notice em until you mentioned this...Thanks for asking for OUR input on YOUR site Steve...

    Since I didn't notice them...they can't have bothered me...and can only bring good things I suppose :D
     
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    yup, i didn't notice them either!! i tend to ignore such ads, but they may be useful to others.
     
  8. Klaw

    Klaw Guest

    Add me to the list of those who didn't notice the ads until reading this thread...

    But I am with Michelle. Ads long as they aren't pop ups and I don't start get getting unsolicited e-mails I have no problem with them.

    Karan
     
  9. hkplayer

    hkplayer Guest

    Myself included, I didnt notice them until mentioned. Realizing that you may have to keep with the tone and theme of the board - it would probably be too much to put at the top of the page (ie under cancuncare.com logo) since that could start bugging others. But then again, it could be more useful to new users and such (for the purpose of exposure and in creating revenue).

    But anyways 8)
     
  10. SirMoose

    SirMoose Guest

    I am somewhere between Dont bother me and Could add value. I did notice the clicking on the cancuncare logo at the top of the page no longer takes you to the fourm index. That will take some getting used to!
     
  11. Steve

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    Thanks for the feedback folks.

    Hmm, an ad that nobody notices! not necessarily the best type of ad :lol: but at least it means they are not too intrusive.

    Certainly I would never consider having pop ups or anything animated - they are far too annoying. As for the email issue, there is no way that any user information can be collected simply by displaying the ads.

    I am a little disappointed by the context nature, they all seem to just jump on the word cancun or blue bay getaway (including our own for premiernights), and show the same ads each thread - I thought they might pick up hotel names and weather links for example.

    Michael, I would have preferred myself to put them below the links to other parts of the site and below the 2 for 1 card button etc. But to get a little techy it's not really possible, not without breaking the terms of use.

    The board has an overall footer file that the website links, links to the 2 for 1 card etc go on. This overall footer file is displayed on every page - profile pages, search pages, posting windows, memberlist etc. However, you are not allowed to display the google ads on search or memberlist pages. This means I have to put the code on 3 other files rather than the overall footer file so I have little option in position other than where they are now or at the top of the board.

    I might experiment and see what they do look like at the top of the threads, but I'll leave them at least a week or so where they are before I play any more.
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    I remember I started seeing them on Monday. I though they were yours Steve when I saw that half the links went to your stuff. Then I was they were provided by goggle and was a little confused. But this thread cleared that up.

    Personally I'd leave them where they are. For old timers here, we just passed over them but for folks that are searching for information, they will see them. I mean people linked off the stuff you had at the bottom of the page before right? So people do look down there. 8)

    Jamie
     
  13. Dori

    Dori Guest

    Ok...so have to say this. Don't know if anyone else has this problem or if it's just me and my screwy computer. But...I have one little problem with the adds...really it's any page and any add...these stupid pop ups keep screwing things up. I have pop up blocker and it does well..but by blocking em...it fades my screen..don't know another way to put it but you know when you click on something else...then you have to click back on the screen your looking at to make the mouse or keyboard work on that particular page? Ok...I know I sound like a bumbling idiot...but here's the problem. Every new page I look at...pop up's try and come up...but it's blocking them...so when I'm trying to scroll with my mouse roller thingy (the roller between the buttons..which I love cause I don't have to click the bar and pull it down) doesn't register till I click on the page...so I randomly click wherever my mouse is...use to it was safe to use the bottom of the page to do this...but sadly..no more. So I have to look and think on something I use to be able to do at random..and I CAN'T!!!

    Ok...I know this was dumb...and I'm an idiot...but does anyone else have this problem? :roll:
     
  14. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    How 'bout clicking the top of the page...the title bar?
     
  15. Dori

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    Cause I have to THINK about that...

    *sigh* I know..I'm just lazy!!
     
  16. Michael F.

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    Awright...you deserve this... :whip:

    :D
     
  17. Dori

    Dori Guest

    Woohoo...Now I get a spanking from Michael? Woohhhooo....Ok...How many moderators are left? ummmm Klaw :roll: and uhhh Sparkey! Goin through them all... :bootyshake:

    Thanks babe...another? :wink:
     
  18. Klaw

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    Not sure it'd be the same thrill coming from me, Dori......

    But next time you're at BBG I''ll let Dany give you a spanking, OK??
    :whip:

    Karan
     
  19. Dori

    Dori Guest

    this just gets better and better.....Thanks Karan!! :lol:
     
  20. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    Well, next time we meet up I can offer my spanking services :D
     

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