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#1 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:17 PM

Late last week, we moved to a managed ad service. We finally gave up and put the handling of ads and slots to professionals who know what they're doing.

 

Have ads been better for most of you over the past 3-4 days? I know they've loaded more quickly and shown more relevant information for me but I want to get a feel for what all of you are seeing.


#2 Vanimal46

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:20 PM

They are better than the auto-play ads before, and not messing with the user experience on the site so far. 

I'll pay attention more to the ads, but I'm seeing ads for Sling TV and SquareSpace right now. 


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:20 PM

Actually for me they load a lot slower and still try to fix me up with young Russian and Thai women. So, the jury is still out for me.

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#4 Craig Arko

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:25 PM

I see a lot of this, where it sits and thinks for a while before loading the ads.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:27 PM

There's a display bug in the top ad that I'll get around to investigating soon. It'll open a 250px height container when it only needs 90px.


#6 Carole Keller

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

I'm experiencing periods of slowness ... even in typing let alone posting. And I'm getting audio ads ... and can't seem to mute them, either. Just had a State Farm ad go by in the upper right-hand position. 

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 04:16 PM

And now another one ... still State Farm but a different ad. Same spot. And I finished typing that and waited 5-10 seconds for it to catch up with me.

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#8 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:37 AM

Which ad location?


#9 Carole Keller

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 07:48 AM

 

Which ad location?

The top spot on the right.

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:05 PM

Brock, 

I was searching Vikings Journal on iPad/iPhone last night and earlier today. It's been redirecting me to a spam site where "I've won a Free iPad!" with no back tab to return to VJ. 

Using Safari on the apple products. 

So far it's worked well on a PC. 


#11 Craig Arko

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

This one is causing lots of forced takeover of the focus.

 

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:52 PM

 

Which ad location?

Same spot, top right side ... there were two in a row ... I didn't get the first one, but here's the State Farm one ... video/audio ad ... and no way to stop or mute it:

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:14 AM

I'm seeing a very large auto-play video ad of the new Benedict Cumberbatch movie this morning. 

Located between the 1st and 2nd most recently updated threads on Minnesota Twins Talk and The Sports Bar. 


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:36 PM

I'm seeing a very large auto-play video ad of the new Benedict Cumberbatch movie this morning.

This football star has a movie now?

 

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:38 PM

I'm a big fan of the "Date Russians your way" ad, aesthetically anyway.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:49 PM

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:21 PM

One of those ads looks like a Bad Idea to me.

 

/ The other is for a T-shirt company.

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#18 Carole Keller

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:23 PM

I'm a big fan of the "Date Russians your way" ad, aesthetically anyway.

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Sigh. Brock, when are there going to be ads with shirtless He-men eye candy for me to date?
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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:28 PM

 

Sigh. Brock, when are there going to be ads with shirtless He-men eye candy for me to date?

 

How about a little Chris Herr-Mann instead?

 

 

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#20 Carole Keller

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:34 PM

How about a little Chris Herr-Mann instead?
 
 
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