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Ads that cannot be removed from obscuring desired content

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Nothing can annoy and get a customer mad faster than an ad that sits on top of content they are trying to read, and refuses to leave regardless of which "x's" are clicked.

 

I saw the **bleep**ing ad.  I don't have a single means of getting it off the content I am trying to see.  There is no way to clear this ad.

 

Click here and you get a survey on how you like your ads delivered, and whether you want to discontinue "interest based ads".  Nothing you can click can get this obnoxious ad away from your face and blocking what you are searing for.  NOTHING!  After you answer the survey about getting your ad preferences modified, then the ad is right back there to get you even madder.  Can't scroll the content out from under it.   Just sits there blocking, blocking, blocking.

 

What Cro-Magnons idiot came up the concepts of this new way to infuriate customers as a marketing strategy? 

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Re: Ads that cannot be removed from obscuring desired content

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Hi Mark K,

 

I can imagine your frustration, as I've been through it a few times. I doubt if the ad was from AdWords, as they do not have a close (x) option on them. Could you provide a screenshot of the ad if possible? AdWords ads come with a blue triangle on the top right corner.

 

Speaking of other ads, you can install programs like ad block to get rid of them. However, bear in mind that it blocks all ads, including AdWords.

 

Sumanth

Sumanth Sridhar

Re: Ads that cannot be removed from obscuring desired content

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Agree. You should be able to "exclude" an AdWords Ad.
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Ads that cannot be removed from obscuring desired content

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I know for certain that the ad I saw was a google ad.  I wish I had taken a screen shot.  Next time I will.

Ads that cannot be removed from obscuring desired content

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