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Do you guys click ADs on site you find helpful?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dgfalk, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Iv noticed lately that when I find a website with good information that Im looking for Ill click a PPC ad on the site even if Im not interested in the ad. I know this is screwing over the advertiser but I also know the publisher will love it. I figure I got exactly the info I was looking for and a kickback to the website owner is more appreciated than a "great information" comment. Do any of you guys do the same?
     
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  2. WorkHardL0veLife

    WorkHardL0veLife Regular Member

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    i do this with youtube videos that i like sometimes.
     
  3. mraz

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    Our and big G's true enemy is Ad Bl0ck.
     
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    sala81 Registered Member

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    Honestly, no. I'm having ad-blindness lol
    Maybe I need to start clicking like you do to appreciate the website owner..
     
  5. Reniak

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    Everyone I talk with about this says: No!

    Asking myself why this works at all.

    I myself never click on ads.
     
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    m0nster Senior Member

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    I recently started thinking and doing this. I've found probably 4
    Ads over the last
    Few months worth clicking on. Always graphics never text. Usually on graphics/web design websites too. Never Se/IM stuff it seems
     
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    I definitely do this. If I see a fellow IM'er that has actually provided me with the information I am looking for, I'll click and ad or fill out an offer for him.
     
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    I don't even remember the last time I saw an ad on the internet. Adblock is a marvelous things.
     
  9. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Same here, I do alot of electronic/computer repair type of stuff which saves me a ton of money fixing myself so this is the info I find most helpful.
     
  10. Hunwarrior

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    I just wonder how the hell you have updated info about the IM market, and products, etc, if you cut off yourself from adverts.

    It is like a TV producer does not watch TV programes, or a cook does not taste other cooks food.

    For me watching the trends is essential to make my living, so would never block ads.

    Also many times i see a good idea in the adverts, and just simply copying makes me quite some cash.
     
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    If I find some helpful and informative conyent with clean adsense I usually do click on adsense after reading content , head over to advertiser, spend few seconds on page browse around a bit go back to G.
    I don't mind spending a couple minutes making someone couple bucks who has provided valuable information for me.
     
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    Em][n3m Power Member

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    YES , I do click if i find them usefull :D
     
  13. richcamp

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    The thing is once you clicked on one ad, similar ad will follow you around like a cheap hooker on street corner at 4am trying to close a deal before day break.
     
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    I do. We are all in the same game and a little back scratching makes me feel good. Why wouldn't someone in this game spend a few moments to help a brother out?
     
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    I agree. If I like a site, I will click an ad or two for them.
     
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    Geeks..I thought I was the only person who does so,but there are few more.More straight,Yes I do click ads and not only click but also keep that window open for 40+ seconds so it counts valid.
    Cheers!
     
  17. ClickJacker

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    You got yourself an adware.Scan your computer.
     
  18. LukaB

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    Why not if it is what I am looking for? Why wouldn't I click if the info is good;). I've found some good info from advertisements.
     
  19. teapear

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    Yeah, i will click the ads if the information i read is good and totally what i need.

    Clicking the ads no give me any harms, and the owner will continuously publishing quality material if he/her gain money from the material published.

    Motivated and Quality because of money gained :)