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    banner ads everywhere?
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    banner ads everywhere?
    used this site for many years, I had no idea this site was loaded with ads. until I turned off the ad blocker because I was trying to trouble shoot a browser issue.

    Be honest. does anyone here EVER click on an ad? I know I don't. that being said, why would anything think that banner ads work?

    Unless I'm totally wrong and everyone here loves ads and clicks them all day long. lol.

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    banner ads everywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    Unless I'm totally wrong...
    Not totally wrong...but partially wrong!

    Website revenue is NOT only via clicking on ads...it's also via ad impressions. And yes...some ads do get clicked on...and that does generate revenue as well.

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    banner ads everywhere?
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    seems that clicking an ad could be dangerous.... you never know what URL you will be sent too. that is one reason I always avoided it.

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    banner ads everywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    seems that clicking an ad could be dangerous.... you never know what URL you will be sent too. that is one reason I always avoided it.
    Understandable. The vast majority of ads are legit (at least what is seen at Mac-Forums)...since the ads are vetted for legitimacy by the advertisement provider before being sent to websites for visitors to view. If you see an ad for "Best Buy", "Ford", various website hosting companies, food items, and "OWC" (an excellent ventor that specializes in Apple/Mac products)...you will be sent to the company website for each of these companies.

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    seems that clicking an ad could be dangerous.... you never know what URL you will be sent too. that is one reason I always avoided it.

    I really can't see any advantage for anyone to hijack the URL for any advertisers ad. What would be the point unless it was for a similar competitive product, but then it would be pretty obvious as to what they had done.





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    banner ads everywhere?
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    The problem is not the hijacking of the url. More likely the problem would arise from an ad that looks legit but goes to a copycat site that harvests personal information for nefarious purposes.

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    I only click on ads by accident.

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