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Do you ever click ads that annoy you?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Revelations-Decoder, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. #1
    Simple question "do you ever click ads that annoy you?"

    I used to do it all the time many, many years ago just because I knew it cost those who paid for them money and I wanted it to cost them as much as possible as I didn't like their ads targeting me. This was when I was a lot younger and thought it was really funny to do so.

    Could have been any company, but mainly it was those that targeted me or we're targeted at me by the likes of Google due to searches or behaviour etc.

    These days I have noticed teenagers I know doing the same thing just for a laugh as they now know it costs those companies money, forgetting of course the real winners in this are of course Google and other ad network providers.

    So do you ever click adverts for the wrong reasons and if so why?

    When I say "the wrong reasons" I simply mean with no intention of checking out and perhaps buying the advertised product/service, but for other reasons than that.

    I wonder who will admit to the odd click or to more?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
    Revelations-Decoder, Jul 10, 2013 IP
  2. syda

    syda Active Member

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    I have better things to do with my time, but I do click on ads that look interesting. Sometimes I click on ads on good blogs to thank the owner for the useful info.
    syda, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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  3. Revelations-Decoder

    Revelations-Decoder Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's quite common practise clicking on ads that way as is clicking on ads of friends or other such contacts sites. It's always a good way to help a site owner/publisher make a few cents from another biz advertiser that way.
    Revelations-Decoder, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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    khemraj Well-Known Member

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    yes, I do. Because they should pay to make us feel annoyed ;)
    khemraj, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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    I really don't, cause I'm not interested in what they have to offer.. I was always avoiding it, and I'm still..
    BusinessMaker, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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    I do. He should pay for annoying me.
    radium, Jul 10, 2013 IP
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Google ads don't annoy me much, facebook ads, on the other hand, do. I just can't stand them. They look ugly. I click on them from time to time just to see who is behind some of those ads. I will not be surprised if facebook's ROI is the worst in the advertising industry.
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  8. Devtard

    Devtard Notable Member

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    I don't see any ads because I block them in my browser. :p

    And if I did, I certainly wouldn't waste time with them.
    Devtard, Jul 11, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Prominent Member

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    Ads annoy me a bit let now. The days of very intrusive ads seem to be very much on the decline (yes, not completely gone, I know). Any time I end up on a page with such an ad, I bounce. Although, like Devtard, I usually don't see them due to using an ad blocker.
    ryan_uk, Jul 11, 2013 IP
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    mjoyd Greenhorn

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    Not in general, they usually are annoying tbh. Especially if the ads are promoting products/services that are not really of use for me.
    mjoyd, Jul 12, 2013 IP