I've just received the following e-mail: "One of our customers was checking our banner systems on our website [ [mydomain.com...] ] and noticed the following: With Norton's Internet Security enabled - it removes all advertisements including advertising banners. Since our banner systems are probably stored in a folder titled banners, it would not show him the pictures - as they would have been catagorized as advertisement banners by the Norton's filter." The way the site is structured is I have the root directory that includes top level pages (like home, contact etc) and the images directory for those pages. Then there is a sub-directory for every product category that also has its own images directory. Since it is not mentioned what happes with other categories I am not sure how to go about fixing this thing. The banner products are indeed stored in a folder named "banners", but again, the whole thing has absolutely nothing to do with advertising. Banner stands just happens to be a type of product the company is selling. So my question is: what are the criteria used by Norton's Internet Security to decide wether to display stuff. Is it the name of the folder or the fact that it is all in sub folders?
(edited by: DaveAtIFG at 8:57 pm (utc) on Mar. 19, 2002)
Not sure of the specific criteria apart from the fact that Norton updates ad-related websites/pages to their NIS updates that get downloaded and installed either through LiveUpdate or manually, and the user can add sites manually when ad blocker is enabled.
Could be the customer in question, either deliberately or on accident (my vote would be for the latter) added your specific site to their ad blocking list.
Check out this place [howto.lycos.com] for a bit more info.
eeek, I didn't even notice that my post was edited for teh url until this morning. As a new member I am not sure if it was considered advertising or what? The sole reason I posted it, was to show people what the whole "banners" issue on that particular web site is. I bet nobody on this type of forum really cares for that company's products. Sorry if it was considered inapropriate. hasbeen, thanks for the helpful link.
We're pleased to have you join us at WebmasterWorld valeria_vi, welcome! As a new member, there is no need to apologize for including your URL. Remember, unless a URL is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED for a discussion to make sense, we avoid including them. I'm sure you've seen discussion boards that are "overrun" with advertising and self promotional posts... The Terms of Service that you agreed to when you became a member are here [webmasterworld.com]. People often skim through them initially, might not hurt to review them more carefully at your leisure. OK?
have you got into seriously tweaking norton's firewall, i spent two days playing with the custom configuration settings, blocking everything i could regarding MS various OS level exe's wanting connection to the net for what purpose, ain't nothing to do with my use of the net. Big Brother.