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Author Topic: A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...  (Read 1558 times)

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A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...
« on: March 02, 2011, 06:34:52 AM »
I'm building a site, and have Google ads there. Visiting other sites, I've clicked on a few ads, and now the ads on the site I'm working on are REALLY tempting to click on, but that's against the rules. :(

With some of them being only graphical ads (images), I can't tell the URL, so I can't visit them. And they're so tempting. Sigh...

Yep. A stupid reason. :)
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Re: A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011, 07:02:14 AM »
  • Right click the ad and copy the target URL.
  • Paste into notepad.
  • The destination URL of the ad is the text between 'adurl=' and '&'.

You can safely visit that url without triggering any google click tracking. In fact, this is how they tell you to do it if you want to safely visit a site advertised on your own site.

There is also an IE plugin that when triggered, will give you a popup containing a list of the ads that are set to be shown to your visitors, so you can safely check them all out and decide if you want to ban any of the advertisers.

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Re: A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2011, 07:34:50 AM »
Sigh... Such a pain...

The frustrating thing is that they KNOW what I'm interested in, and serve those kinds of ads up to me, but if I click, I'm the bad guy. Hhahahahaha~! It's kind of funny actually. :)
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Re: A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 07:55:13 AM »
Well, then don't click...just do what I suggested and you won't be the bad guy, but you'll still be able to visit the advertiser's site.  ;)

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Re: A Stupid Reason to Hate Google Ads...
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 08:56:15 AM »
There is registry entry for the adsense publisher that can be used to avoid accidental or demo clicks. If you're testing ads on your computer then definitely use that registry. It's explained in help section of adsense, there is a link as well(sorry unable to find it cause using mobile to reply here).