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    Annoying ads

    Hey Brock,

    Any chance you can make the ads that play audio to do so on mute? Ads the play audio can discourage site visits.

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    Next time you see one, right click on your page. Select View Source. Paste all of that content into a .txt file and email that attachment to [email protected].

    I've been trying to track down who is serving those $&%$ing ads but haven't seen one in a long time. If I can look at the generated code, I can see who is doing it.

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    will do. Got hit with a bunch yesterday. I'll follow this advice.

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    These ads are back. I just emailed you one. Annoying as can be!

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    Stop. Running. With. Crappy. Networks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Stop. Running. With. Crappy. Networks.
    Every network we've used has been guilty of delivering ****ty autoplay ads at one point or another... including the network you used to work for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Intramural Legend View Post
    These ads are back. I just emailed you one. Annoying as can be!
    Thanks. The code doesn't render from source the way I expected. Can you describe which ad slot was showing the offending ad? For example, second rectangle ad in the sidebar about half way down the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Every network we've used has been guilty of delivering ****ty autoplay ads at one point or another... including the network you used to work for.

    That was never us running those ****ty ads, that was the stupid ass networks we sold the remnants ads too.

    There are networks out there that actually will not run auto sound ads. I'd suggest leaving USA Today Sports period, it's a sinking ship. You guys obviously know that landscape better than I these days, but is SB Nation or Fan Sided an option? At least you don't get stuck with the crappy ads.
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    We're always exploring more options but frankly, it's down to opportunity cost at this point. None of us have the time to work on everything we'd like to change so we have to choose our battles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    We're always exploring more options but frankly, it's down to opportunity cost at this point. None of us have the time to work on everything we'd like to change so we have to choose our battles.
    You should contract someone out to specifically deal with the networks. Give them like a 10-20% commission and I bet you will see a nice increase in CPM (Revenue) and zero more auto play ads.

    And no, I am not nominating myself. The network game is depressing and dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    And no, I am not nominating myself.
    Like we'd even consider you at all. The last thing I want to see is this site's ads back-filled with "DEROSA FOR PREZ, BRO" banner ads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Like we'd even consider you at all. The last thing I want to see is this site's ads back-filled with "DEROSA FOR PREZ, BRO" banner ads.
    Yes, it would be a conflict of interest for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Yes, it would be a conflict of interest for sure.
    Though the outcome would be most entertaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Thanks. The code doesn't render from source the way I expected. Can you describe which ad slot was showing the offending ad? For example, second rectangle ad in the sidebar about half way down the page.
    It was on the right side bar about 3/4th of the way down the page.

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    Just thought I'd bump this thread up because these ads are back. Was drafting a blog post tonight and one kept running even when I'd "pause" it. I've had the same thing happening frequently lately on other pages lately.

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    What ads?

    Oh thats right, I run ad blocker plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD Buhr View Post
    Just thought I'd bump this thread up because these ads are back. Was drafting a blog post tonight and one kept running even when I'd "pause" it. I've had the same thing happening frequently lately on other pages lately.
    Im going to reach out to our networks this week and find out why they're back. Give it a few days and hopefully they'll be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drock2190 View Post
    What ads?

    Oh thats right, I run ad blocker plus
    Yay. Good for you. Way to undermine our main (only) source of revenue. Congratulations!

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    Is anyone still having an issue with noisy ads? I reached out to the network that I believe was displaying those awful things. I haven't heard back yet but I haven't seen any of those ads run today (but I rarely saw them at all so there's that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Yay. Good for you. Way to undermine our main (only) source of revenue. Congratulations!
    If it makes you feel better, I check it occasionally on my mobile phone and the ads come up.

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