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Gmail Ads Cannot be blocked
Teknorat




msg:1555047
 5:51 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

For anyone wondering gmail ads are not blockable much like Google.com ads. Good news for advertisers.

 

Warren




msg:1555048
 1:24 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Bad news for email marketers however.

Shak




msg:1555049
 1:35 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

anyone think about the USERS here?

Shak

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msg:1555050
 1:40 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

anyone think about the USERS here?

Yes, but only if they have credit cards. ;)

Robino




msg:1555051
 1:54 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)


anyone think about the USERS here?

Isn't this forum for
Google Gmail Advertising?

How did you figure this out Teknorat?

eWhisper




msg:1555052
 2:11 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

anyone think about the USERS here?

GMail is a free service. If you want to use it, then you have to look at ads. Same with websites. If the website has ads, and you want to read the content, then you put up with the ads.

If you're paying for content/programs, then by all means, complain about the ads, but as long as you're getting something for free - well, nothing is really free.

py9jmas




msg:1555053
 2:33 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

GMail is a free service. If you want to use it, then you have to look at ads. Same with websites. If the website has ads, and you want to read the content, then you put up with the ads.

Next you'll be telling me I can't fast-forward through adverts on VHS, or skip the pages of advertising in my newspaper or use Squid proxy server to replace adverts on webpages I visit with blank images/flash or no-op JavaScript.

digitalv




msg:1555054
 2:53 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Next you'll be telling me I can't fast-forward through adverts on VHS, or skip the pages of advertising in my newspaper or use Squid proxy server to replace adverts on webpages I visit with blank images/flash or no-op JavaScript.

That seems like a lot of work to do just to avoid looking at ads. Do you lack the discipline not to buy everything you see? Sure you can fast-forward through ads on a VHS or skip over ad pages in a newspaper, but you have to watch where they are so you know where to begin and end your navigating. Installing a proxy server to replace advertisements would be a pretty big waste of time and wouldn't be effective 100% of the time anyway.

When television networks start offering programs with CONTINUOUS text or image (no audio) advertisements on a portion of the screen instead of having commercial breaks, what are you going to do then? Are you going to adjust your TV's WIDTH/HEIGHT parameters to push the ads off of the viewable area? What about networks with ads that bounce around to different parts of the screen? In your face advertising isn't going anywhere - and really it's a small price to pay to get so much free content.

macrost




msg:1555055
 11:44 pm on Jul 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

OT, but don't forget about the people walking around with tv's in their shirts.

Teknorat




msg:1555056
 12:25 am on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

The ads are displayed in the same Iframe as the emails content. I'd like to be able to block them personally but only because I don't like ads. However the ads are unintrusive and easy on the eye.

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