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Old 05 October 2004, 18:32   #11
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I spose they are a bit tacky alright.

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I can only agree that the ads add to the site, as long as they do not become more obtrusive, I think we have to trust John to balance his obvious need for revenue against our need for hassle free surfing.

However, I had an interesting reaction when trying to open one of the ads this morning, for a company selling engine manuals. It resulted in an 'Access Denied. This site does not conform to accepted standards for company internet usage' With the result that an e-mail was sent to my boss informing him of my indiscression. Normaly I get the emails when the Ladies that work for me are checking the latest additions to the Ann Summers catalogue.

At work our internet use is closely monitered but very liberal in what is deemed suitable. The only time I've ever had a problem is when I tried to access an American Gadgets site that unknown to me was a front for selling AK47's, hand guns, crossbows, etc. There must be something on the site that our Big Brother did not like. Trouble is I've not seen it again at home tonight to have a look.

Luckily my boss lives in the real world and it was not a problem.

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Just a quick question. Is it correct to say that the people who have the adds pay Google per cick and you (RIBNet) gets some money for putting them if they are clicked. Is that right?
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Yes, that's correct.

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good is it coming through yet or is it still virtual? I hope it is contributing
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It's still virtual so far!

It initially looked encouraging, but as the novelty has worn off the number of clicks has declined markedly.

I guess that the relatively limited number of ads is part of the problem, as they are being repeated endlessly. It may also be that the position is too unobtrusive and that people have become blind to them (I know I have!).

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Oh alright then - I've had a good old click on them just to show willing, and contribute to the Stidd Mission fund!
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I certainly wouldn't want to to encourage people to click on the adverts simply to bump up my results. That wouldn't be fair on the advertisers and goes against the spirit of the Adsense scheme.

I do hope that some of the adverts are intersting enough for you to want to click on them though

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...wouldn't be fair on the advertisers...
don't worry, it was Riva's bunch!
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I guess that the relatively limited number of ads is part of the problem, as they are being repeated endlessly. It may also be that the position is too unobtrusive and that people have become blind to them (I know I have!).

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i think Missus has found a way of generating new and interesting Ads
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