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Do you click on ads?

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    JeanMeriamposted 8 years ago

    I ask this because I honestly don't remember ever clicking on one. I read what I want from the page and when I am done click the back button to get back to the search, unless it's a blog. Then I sometimes click the links to their other posts. Maybe I'm not an average internet user? I see the word ad and don't click.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      are you talking about hp ads?   no, I don't.

      if I'm searching online for info and get a site covered with ads, I leave. sometimes you can't even find the article.

      I hardly ever click on ads, occasionally the NYT has some great ads I might click on. otherwise, I don't.

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        JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No not hp. Just in general.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's called "ad blindness" and it's quite a well-known phenomenon.  It's the reason it's harder to make money through Adsense than it used to be.

      When the internet first started, people couldn't tell ads from copy and were far more likely to click out of curiosity. These days, people will only click on ads if they're searching for something specific.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_blindness

  2. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Once in a while I click on an ad that really piques my interest.

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      JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't really notice them. Maybe there's too many.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    I will to help out other hubbers!

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can help them out by not trying to help them out.

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Unfortunately there is very little logic OR common sense in this post... please be careful not to get yourself or anybody else banned... in other words, just lay off the clicking buddy!

    3. flread45 profile image78
      flread45posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please do not click on my ads.either

  4. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    "Helping" other hubbers will get their adsense account banned.  Please don't do me any favors.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    I click on ads that interest me. I click on links that interest me as well.

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      JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I always click interesting links.

  6. earnestshub profile image90
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Not on hubpages I don't.
    I do buy most things online though, cheaper, better warranty, better service online. smile

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      JeanMeriamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Need a mixer? big_smile

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Not on HP, for obvious reasons.  But when I'm looking for something--such as rubber flooring for our house--I'll click on promising ads.  Have found a number of my more rational purchases that way.

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    JeanMeriamposted 8 years ago

    So what happens to these type pages?-- My three year old plays games on websites that offer free games like My Little Pony etc. The game is small on the screen and they are kind of set up to be very tricky. There is one line among a hundred other links and adsense ads that says to click here for the game.

    My little girl just starts randomly clicking until I take control of the mouse. Why aren't they being banned? Noone actually interested in the ad would click so quickly.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's considered click fraud and Google monitors it.  Advertisers are paying for each of those clicks.  Their fear is abuse and people clicking on each other's just to generate revenue for each other.  The advertisers are paying in hopes of generating genuinely interested traffic.  Google has to be strict in order to maintain the confidence of those that advertise through them.  You'll find loads of people on HP that have been banned from Adsense for friends clicking on their behalf.

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    ryankettposted 8 years ago

    Occassionally.... if there is something which REALLY interests me. Obviously if its my own AdSense ID then thats a big no-no and I have to fight the curiosity...

    But I would say that I have perhaps clicked 3 or 4 AdSense ads on other peoples hubs in the past 9 months when I have been genuinely interested... Which is of course allowed, as long as your not 'too' curious. I have accidently clicked my own a couple of times since...

    Outside of Hubpages, same applies really, I may have clicked another 6 or 7.... I think that they are pretty average and natural numbers to be honest...

    .... perhaps a non-AdSense user would have clicked a few more... and then there are shopperholics and those types who get sucked in easily to the words 'make money'....

    If I accidently click on an Ad, I tend to make sure that I take the time to read about the site/services, only fair considering the advertiser is subsequently paying for my visit... Chances of me then becoming a conversion are slim, but they are owed the chance to 'convert' me... There are too many sites set up to encourage accidental clicks though, I have noticed that, it sucks helping to make people like that money...

    Also.... I think that I am a lot more willing to explore ads when they dont appear to be from an ad network, e.g. independent banners on blogs... I feel better about not costing the advertiser money, I am a very hard person to convert or win a sign up off, I certainly think very long and hard before parting with cash...

    What I have done however is make a purchase through another hubbers Amazon capsule when buying something for an American friend.... Your not supposed to use your own, although I'm not so sure that their detection system is advanced, so I had a quick search for a good quality hubpage about the product in question.... I do hope that my click fell into their 60%...

  10. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Ryan - you're back!!

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep!! Is good to be back.... And I didn't even need to ask smile

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        pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        idk you but welcome back and nice to meet you smile

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    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    i aint clicking on any ad or link within hubpages however i do use amazon from time to time outside of HP

    1. Polly C profile image93
      Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I sometimes click on ads if I am reading reviews online (not on hubpages) and the product I am interested in buying is advertised

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 8 years ago

    Not in 10 years of using internet have I ever clicked on a google add.  One time clicked on that lance armstrong free energy thing and they signed up for some recurring products cost me almost $100.  I called up and canceled but never again.

 
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