More Likely You'll Survive A Plane Crash Than Click A Banner Ad

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  1. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    When is the last time you clicked on one? I may have clicked one by accident about 6 months ago.
     
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    never clicked on one ... also Click2Flash takes care of a lot of Banner Ads for me
     
  3. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Ditto. And AdBlock seems to take care of the rest. So no clicky on here.
     
  4. Surely Guest

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    This site approves of this thread.;):p

    I haven't clicked on a banner ad since 1997 (probably).
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I'd rather take my chances on an ad though .... lol
     
  6. paolo- macrumors 6502a

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    I rarely click on ads, actually I run AdBlock Plus and find the web pretty close to unbearable without it. Mind you, I do unblock sites every once in a while on sites I visit regularly and fire up a couple of ads, as a token of my appreciation.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Oh hush :p
     
  8. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Never clicked on one. I don't understand how ads can possibly be worth their money.
     
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I have a few times. Usually while searching for deals on something, and Google happens to catch on.

    Likewise, I have about a .3% clickthrough rate on my WP7 app.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I do this as well.
     
  11. erpetao macrumors regular

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    After seeing this thread I clicked in a couple of banners to support the site.

    I usually do that in the sites I like to show my gratitude for the good work.

    Come on guys, it only takes a few miliseconds!
     
  12. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    That's the downfall of iPads and it's touch technology; you might accidentally click on an ad accidentally:eek: lol
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Just wait 'till site designers put the ad button so close to a function, that you'd have to have the fingers of a 5-year-old to avoid hitting it. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Never clicked an ad. They don't have a place on my browsing experience so I use Adblock to remove them all.
     
  15. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I don't think I've clicked a banner ad since I was twelve.
     
  16. 0007776 Suspended

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    I'll occasionally click on one by accident, but I dont remember ever intentionally clicking on one.
     
  17. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'm also in the never-intentionally-clicked-one camp.. Blocking software is great!
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I have clicked a number of ads by accident on my iPhone. I've never done it on a computer. ;)
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's pretty much me. Ads get clicked as a result of my fat fingers.
     
  20. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'm glad I've never been in a plane. I accidentally click on them all the time.
     
  21. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I click on ads on Macrumours every once in a while to support the site, but otherwise I would never do it intentionally.
     
  22. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Ditto for the fat fingers. Definitely a problem on my iPhone.

    I, however, have never been swayed (knowingly) by ads. TV comercials are a sign to flip through channels, mailers are to be recycled, bilboards are viewed by me negatively as a blight on the landscape. I have alays been the bane of Madison Avenue.
     
  23. Alaerian Guest

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    Since clicking on ads doesn't hurt you in any way but does bring revenue to their site they are on, I'd encourage you to click ads on sites like MR. Even just 1 per day can increase revenue bringing new features for everybody!
     
  24. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    No, must admit that in common with virtually all of those who have already posted, I, too, have never intentionally clicked on a banner ad.
     
  25. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    I have clicked on an ad for a company or two that I have done business with to see what specials they are running. But for the most part, the ads I see are for businesses I choose not to do business with. And just because the ad is not clicked does not mean it has not been seen...
     

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