Seed’s recently taken up with a new advertiser, Proximic, that tries to put relevant ads into bits of the page that us Sbloggers don’t control ourselves. Unfortunately, they do this in a mechanised manner that treats “relevance” in a simplistic way. This means that Sbloggers who criticise something may find their sidebars advertising this very thing.

As a Firefox user, I never see the ads on my blog and I have no idea what they are like. Dear Reader, if something turns up in the ads that you suspect that I may not like much, would you please tell me? Because I can get rid of individual ads. Thanks.

Comments

  1. #1 Rosie Redfield
    March 20, 2008

    In addition to the usual ad for ‘Telus’ (local internet and phone provider) in the banner at the top of the page, this time I also got a great big Telus ad obscuring most of your post. It faded out after a few seconds. VERY irritating. (I was using Safari.)

  2. #2 Martin R
    March 20, 2008

    That’s definitely not supposed to happen. I’ll talk to the overlords.

  3. #3 The Worst of Perth
    March 20, 2008

    Since you’re the bad boy and the naughty boy, you will get ads commensurate with those positions.

  4. #4 space babe
    March 21, 2008

    You have got to read this fantastic article on the Chinese view on Tibet.

  5. #5 Space Babe
    March 21, 2008
  6. #6 The Worst of Perth
    March 22, 2008

    Right now you’ve got an ad for Savile Row suits. Man would I love to have them craft me one of those mothers, but how does it fit with your site?

    I do admit it would be the pinnacle of coolness for you to be digging around in the bronze age in a bespoke suit. I think you would have most famous sewn up for some time to come.

  7. #7 Martin R
    March 22, 2008

    My goal is to sit at a table under a parasol near the dig, wearing a linen suit and a pith helmet, sipping barley water and looking at spectacular finds that the native workers bring to the table.

  8. #8 The Worst of Perth
    March 22, 2008

    Change barley water to gin & tonic and I’m there.

  9. #9 Thinker
    March 22, 2008

    Martin: Considering the ad on my sidebar is now touting a “No Risk, No Waiting, No Hassle” credit card, that suit and other, er, … essentials you describe may be closer than you think.

    What do you mean, you’d have to think about how to handle the debt? What are you, a fiscal conservative?

  10. #10 DuWayne
    March 22, 2008

    With great joy and relish, I can say that I can’t see the bloody ads either. AdBlocker rocks.

    My goal is to sit at a table under a parasol near the dig, wearing a linen suit and a pith helmet, sipping barley water and looking at spectacular finds that the native workers bring to the table.

    Would you have a pistol sitting casually on the table beside you? For you know, if your native workers get out of line or some pesky do gooder tries to stop you from stealing cultural treasures for personal profit.

  11. #11 Mary E
    March 26, 2008

    with a pink carnation in your lapel?

    that is what has stopped me from letting yahoo or somebody put ads on my site. They seem to run towards Pothunter Ranch and Best Prices on Relics.

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