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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-07-2007 06:35 PM 1205 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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02-07-2007 06:35 PM

I like the way the banner ads relate to the page your reading. If something peaks your interest, you just have to click on it, & your there. It saves a lot of searching.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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#1 posted 02-07-2007 07:13 PM

I’m with you Dick. Even though I hadn’t noticed them originally, I do see them now and I have used them as well.

(I can see Martin smiling and breathing a sigh of relief)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 02-07-2007 07:29 PM

haha. Debbie. that’s exactly what I did after reading this ;)

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#3 posted 02-07-2007 07:42 PM

I like that the ads are not blaring and in your face as some sites. When they relate to what you are looking at, are unobtrusive, and not pop-ups, those are good things.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#4 posted 02-07-2007 09:20 PM

They blend in very nicely with the format and style of the pages. Nice job martin. Unobtrusive advertising…........its a difficult thing to pull off and I think you have done a great job!

marc

-- For free video tutorials and other cool woodworking stuff, check out http://www.TheWoodWhisperer.com

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#5 posted 02-07-2007 09:36 PM

Yes, I’m glad they aren’t the pop-up or pop under variety. Very unobtrusive and clean – yet related, practically content in themselves – if we care to go down the rabbit hole.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 02-08-2007 04:24 AM

OK, I probably shouldn’t say this, but if you use Firefox, it’s possible to install user scrips that completely block all advertisements.

So I can’t comment on these ads because they are not shown on my browser. For me that’s they way I like my advertising – invisible!

Sorry Martin.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 02-08-2007 03:03 PM

I don’t really consider the type of banner ad Martin has setup is in the same category as other banner ads. I think of them as more like a search assistant. It saves you from typing a wrong keyword in a search.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 02-14-2007 08:11 PM

I like the way these are related to the topic of the page. I also like that they are not obtrusive. They are also positioned so that if they are suppressed like Don said, it does not affect the view of the site. I also like the search function that will search either the site, or the Internet.

I am curious how Martin did this. I guess Google would have documentation on how to add it to your site. I am thinking of doing the same to mine.

Good job Martin.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 03-16-2007 01:09 AM

the links at the bottom, underneath our “reply” areas… they are great.
I like seeing Canadian websites listed there. And yes I do click on them to check them out.

For me, it’s an asset to the site.
Thanks Martin

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 05-04-2012 11:15 AM

I just use adblock plus for firefox.

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#11 posted 05-04-2012 11:27 AM

I like the banner ads as well since they relate to what I am looking at most of the time. Like when someone mentions an item they purchased at wood craft, and I want to check it out, the banner ad is right above what I just read. I think it makes it easier than trying to remember what I wanted to check out after I comment.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 05-04-2012 01:25 PM

My mind has changed since this thread started.

This site has changed a lot lately, & it started to bother me.

I especially don’t care for the highlighted words in the comments.

I was using google as my search engine,

because I couldn’t find a way of blocking ads, so I switched back to Safari.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 05-04-2012 01:43 PM

I prefer sites that don’t have ads at all, but understand that it cost money to run this kind of board and and the owners need to generate revenue somehow.

My preference is that the ads be related to the topic of the forum…. woodworking! Not to thrilled when my daughter comes up and says “what are you doing daddy” and there’s a big underware ad on the screen.

Just hope they stay on the right and at the top…. I can’t stand (and don’t frequent) boards that have them mixed in between the posts

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#14 posted 05-04-2012 03:56 PM

I’m especially interested in the ads about shapes and curves, and such…inspiration is an important part of the design phase of any project. :-)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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