Do you click on Google Ads?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Since '76, May 9, 2007.

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Do you click on Google Adds?

  1. Yes, they point me to what I'm looking for

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Sometimes, just to see what they're about

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. No, they are just ads, but if they're close, ok

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  4. Never, spam is spam

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  1. Since '76 macrumors member

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    #1
    Wondering if most people see Google Adds on various websites as anything other then junk adds, equal to regular junk mail?

    Edit - adding a poll, maybe
     
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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'll admit, I do occasionally if it looks like a cool product. ...but rarely.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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  6. mustard macrumors 6502a

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    An ad is an ad no matter the source. I despise them.
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    I use SafariBlock to block pagead2.googlesyndicaton.com, so no. :) I wouldn't click on them anyway. Only times I've EVER clicked on ads is when they were hand-picked by the site they were displayed on.
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I do. Sometimes it's just to laugh at what people will pay for :)
     
  9. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    I don't see them either, PithHelmet is very effective at blocking all kinds of adds.
     
  10. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  11. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    i avoid them....alot of them smell like virus sites.
     
  12. stoid macrumors 601

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    So who are clicking on all these Google ads that makes billions for Google? :eek:
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you're talking about the adaptive google-analytics ads, I *cough* do haterblock them. Before I started doing that, I have to say, they seem to come up with ridiculous nonsense. If they were linking me to Amazon.com or Body Shop or Ralph Lauren, or some other store I'd actually buy from, fine. But they seem to mostly link to weird spammers. :(
     
  14. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    #16
    If they make sense, I click about 5 a year. Oh and it's not adds, it's ads.:D
     
  15. Since '76 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeh, my grammar is not well...
     
  16. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    #18
    I'm the only person to have clicked 'yes'!

    Wow. I actually use their services.
     
  17. oligore macrumors member

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    #19
    If its a website that I want to support I might click one of their ads so they get money
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I only click on an advert if I do it by accident....
     
  19. macridah macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    never. I have a better chance of clicking a graphic ad.
     
  20. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    #22
    No, and I hate when they're on people's personal websites and they just mess up the layout. On bigger sites it's not as bad. I still never click on them though.
     
  21. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    #23
    Rarely, but if it looks weird or interesting, I do click. I'm on broadband so it only takes a few seconds to see where it goes, then back to normal browsing I go. What the hell.
     

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