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Forum topic by GMman posted 02-28-2011 06:10 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2011 06:10 PM

The banana adds is a scam don’t anyone click on it.


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#1 posted 02-28-2011 06:18 PM

Are these pop ups or am missing something here. I haven’t gotten any pop ups, I don’t believe. Maybe I don’t know what I,m looking at???

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 08:41 PM

I haven’t seen a single pop up add. Just the adds along the top, bottom and right side. The ads are targeted at evrything at this point. ! page back find out your credit score banner ad at top. Now Luguana tools at top and bottom, National Guard to my right.

These are paid advertisments.

-- mrg

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 10:00 PM

Popup – Definition

Dozens of pop-up ads cover a desktop.Pop-up ads are a form of online advertising on the World Wide Web intended to increase web traffic. It works when certain web sites open a new web browser window to display advertisements. The pop-up window containing an advertisement is usually generated by JavaScript, but can be generated by other means as well. A less intrusive variation on the pop-up window is the pop-under advertisement. This opens a new browser window, but in the background, so as not to interrupt the user’s page-view.

For early advertising-supported web sites, banner ads were sufficient revenue generators, but in the wake of the dot com crash, prices paid for banner advertising clickthroughs decreased and many vendors began to investigate more effective advertising methods. Pop-up ads by their nature are difficult to ignore or overlook, and are claimed to be more effective than static banner ads. Pop-ups have a much higher click rate than web banner ads do.

Most users regard pop-ups as a nuisance. In the early 2000s, all major web browsers except Internet Explorer (then the most popular browser and still as of 2004) allowed the user to block unwanted pop-ups almost completely. In 2004, Microsoft released Windows XP SP2, which added pop-up blocking to Internet Explorer. Many users, however, remain unaware of this ability, or else choose not to use it. Some users install non-Microsoft ad-blocking software instead. Advertisers continually seek ways to circumvent such restrictions. Many of the latest pop-ups are created using Flash and have extensive animation and trickery.

Pop-up ads can also be spawned as a separate process (that is to say, apart from the browser) on the user’s local computer. This is typically because of a spyware infestation, or because the user has voluntarily (or involuntarily) installed adware.

A particularly common type of pop-up ad exploits the Messenger service in Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. Claims have been made that this type of pop-up has been used to commit extortion. Threats of legal action against the company D Squared Solutions has caused them to stop using this technique.

Pornographic web sites are among the most common users of pop-up ads. Some particularly vicious types of pop-up ads (again, most often seen in connection with adult entertainment sites) appear to have either been programmed improperly or have been specifically designed to “hijack” a user’s Internet session. These forms of pop-ups sometimes spawn multiple windows, and as each window is closed by the user it activates code that spawns another window—sometimes indefinitely. This is sometimes referred to by users as a “Java trap”, “spam cascade” or “Pop-up Hell” among other names. Usually the only way to stop this is to close the browser. Another variation of pop-up which affects users of the PC version of Internet Explorer particularly fills an entire screen with an ad or Web page, in the process removing any menu bars or other on-screen icons by which the user can close the window. Often access to other open windows and Web pages is denied and the only way for PC users to close these ad windows is via the control-alt-delete command, which can result in all active IE windows (including those not connected to the pop-up) closing. One name for this practice is “mousetrapping”. One solution for closing the mousetrapping window is to hold down the Alt button, and press F4, it will close active window only, which would be the pop up.

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 10:02 PM

pop-up ad
Definition
An ad that displays in a new browser window.

Information
Pop up windows come in many different shapes and sizes, typically in a scaled-down browser window with only the Close, Minimize and Maximize commands.

There is a strong resentment by some Web surfers towards pop-up ads. Marketers often do not realize the ill-will generated by pop-ups because it is easier to click the “close” button than send an email to complain. What can often be seen is an above-average click-through rate, although some of this can come from “false positives,” unintentional clicks when the pop-up gets in the way of the desired target. Advertisers can get a better picture of the effectiveness of pop-up advertising by paying attention to conversion rates and return on investment (ROI).

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 10:03 PM

pop-up
A pop-up is a graphical user interface ( GUI ) display area, usually a small window, that suddenly appears (“pops up”) in the foreground of the visual interface. Pop-ups can be initiated by a single or double mouse click or rollover (sometimes called a mouseover), and also possibly by voice command or can simply be timed to occur. A pop-up window must be smaller than the background window or interface; otherwise, it’s a replacement interface.

On the World Wide Web, JavaScript (and less commonly Java applet s) are used to create interactive effects including pop-up and full overlay windows.

A menu or taskbar pulldown can be considered a form of pop-up. So can the little message box you get when you move your mouse over taskbars in many PC applications.

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#6 posted 02-28-2011 10:06 PM

Banana adds? I haven’t seen any banana adds.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 10:07 PM

What banana add? I haven’t seen any adds for any fruit yet.

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#8 posted 02-28-2011 11:05 PM

There should be no pop up as on this site EVER and if you ever see one take a screen shot and send it to me or at least get the URL it points to. We never sell pop up ads and never will.

I did see the banana ad earlier today and it was for a weight loss website which I blocked. This was an ad coming from Google and not something we approved.

I also have a call with Google set up to discuss ad quality since so many ads coming through recently are not woodworking related. We want our ads to be on target.

Thanks.

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#9 posted 02-28-2011 11:28 PM

http://flatbelly.naviibk.com/FlatBelly
That is the one showing a banana and what to eat so on and on

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#10 posted 02-28-2011 11:29 PM

Yup, that was the URL I blocked. Thanks!

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#11 posted 02-28-2011 11:29 PM

Turn on your POP UP BLOCKER in settings. If you need certain websites for for your job or something you can have them unblocked .

GMman that is informative for the people who don’t know about pop-ups.

-- mrg

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#12 posted 02-28-2011 11:39 PM

For the record though this wasn’t a pop up ad and again… we don’t server pop up ads. If you ever see one PM me and I’ll get it removed ASAP.

Thanks.

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#13 posted 03-01-2011 01:05 AM

I posted that because ClayandNancy was not sure what a pop-up was.
I know it was some kind of add that got in somehow. ””http://flatbelly.naviibk.com/FlatBelly

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