Advertisements getting bad

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  1. monkeybagel macrumors 65816

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    I know the site makes its money from the advertisements, however I have noticed they have really stepped up the past few times I have visited the site. On an iPad, there is a persistent advertisement on the bottom of the page, which is somewhat intrusive. In addition, there is what appears to be an AJAX based ad on the homepage that floats on top of the page until one closes it. Furthermore, the forum user "Sponsored" has really increased in presence.

    I understand some advertising is needed, but I feel all of the additional advertisements over the past few months really take away from the enjoyment of visiting the site. I hope they are scaled back to what they were a few months ago. I have an internal DNS server that points most advertising servers to null, and I do not like to use that on sites I don't mind to support, however I feel if they keep increasing it will encourage users to use more ad blocking extensions and DNS to circumvent it.
     
  2. jlgolson, Dec 12, 2013
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    As always, it's much easier to do something about annoying ads if you take a screenshot of the bothersome advertisements. Then we can take steps to get rid of them.

    There should not be any popover or floating ads.
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    We try to block popups and the like. There's been a persistent one this last week.

    The iPad one should have been removed. Are you still seeing it?

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  4. monkeybagel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will check and see. Here is the other that just appeared.
     

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  5. monkeybagel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Still here...

    This ad is still appearing. Also, the iPad and iPhone ads are appearing as well.
     

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  6. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Some times McAfee does't like the ads and blocks them. That worries me.
     
  7. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    Does anyone else get redirected to the App Store when they load up MacRumors on their iDevices? Really annoying when it happens.
     
  8. arn macrumors god

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    Haven't seen that.

    We talking front page? What app in the App Store?

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  9. maflynn Moderator

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    That's a known "issue" with iOS 7. See this thread Web ads re-directing you to an app on the App Store Its frustrating to be sure and its not confined to MacRumors, it happens to me all the time.
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    TechCrunch covered this issue in an article yesterday. In short, it's coming from the ad networks, but it's not entirely clear who is responsible for the bad behavior. Certainly not unique to MacRumors, but that doesn't help solve the problem.
     
  11. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    Sorry I closed out of the App Store so quickly in frustration I didn't see. This was front page. The only advertisement I remember seeing was the game Animal Voyage by Pocket Gems. Not sure if that's what caused it. Sorry for not being able to help more then that!
     
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That happened to me quite often on my iPhone after I went on some dirty websites. Not saying you did the same, just saying how mine came (no pun intended). Clear the cache and it'll be fine. :)
     
  13. DarkCole macrumors regular

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    Haha I'll clear the cache and see. Thanks! :D
     
  14. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Front page.

    Gross, can we monitor these a little better?

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  15. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    If you can also grab the URL of the ad, the admins can see about having the ad removed from the site.

    What do I do about annoying ads?

     

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