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The thing is - the general consensus is that advertisements should be MORE intrusive...i.e. instead of the pop-ups, pop-unders and large skyscrapers already found across the web, they want to make them bigger/flash morre and generally get in your way!!
The only reason i support ads is because it allows me to work on a site without worrying about the costs incurred!
apart from that, ads on the net are seriously annoying!
What do you think of skyscrapers?They do not really bother me either, except for the ones that vibrate and are full of animation. If I can safely tune out the ad while I'm reading the content it's acceptable. If the ad jumps around and distracts me from getting the info I came for, then it's a detriment to the page.
Yes, there is a fine line between 'eye-catching' and 'distracting.' I find that I like to glance over at skyscrapers. I suppose it's because of the added visibility due to their length. I'm thinking of using some for house ads once I get the 3rd column in place.
What do you think of skyscrapers? For some reason they rarely bother me.
AV's skyscrapers are extremely annoying. A new popunder each time you go to the next page. I guess it also depends on the advertiser. I know there is one I see each time I visit. Hate popunders, popups (not user activated), flashing and deceiving. There are some that are downright camouflaged and if you are not keen, you end up clicking on it.
I haven't seen punch the monkey lately.:)
apparently they are getting terrific results from this soft sell...certainly a lot of people download the intermediary page...but a huge proportion of those continue through to the sponsor's site
Oh you guys are way behind. After 'Punch the monkey' came 'Shock the monkey' then they had 'Shoot the ducks' and now there's one where you squish a turtle.
The ducks one was good because you had to shoot three ducks before you 'win a prize' (get taken to the site) so you could relieve stress by shooting just two ducks and then refreshing to shoot them again and again...
Yeah, I was bored.