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Do you do any checks on advertisers?!

Discussion in 'Feedback, Suggestions' started by gold rover, Dec 5, 2019.

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  1. gold rover

    gold rover Well-Known Member

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    Seemingly, particularly crappy site advertising on Landyzone.
    I understand that websites are a nice cash generator, for some sites, this site being one of them. Personally, I never click the ads. If I like the look of something I google it and check reviews etc.
    As such, I did so with the site below. Having looked at the reviews, I am left to wonder, do the Admin/Owners really want to be linked with and push members towards a site like it? Not everyone is diligent, or even computer savvy. Perhaps someone could do a simple check on the advertisers before allowing them bandwidth?
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    Addit: Looking more and more like scammera. https://www.paypal-community.com/t5...ons/Chicv-Hong-Kong-HK-HKG-SCAM/td-p/1877723#
     
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    kermit_rr Well-Known Member

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    This is why i block as many ads as i can, not only do i don't see the drivel and have it destroy the site in looking at, but also so they don't harvest my device for data
     
  3. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    As far as I'm aware admin/owners have no control over advert content (as opposed to sponsors )which is generated by google.

    They do have control over the frequency of ads but rather than a cash generator they provide enough for LZ to survive.

    I can't say I click ads but if more members did we would suffer fewer of them.
     
  4. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Most of the adds I see have a report option. You can report as unsafe or whatever. It's a report to the company putting the adverts there, not LZ. You will see the word report in the corner if it's possible to report.
     
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    Brown Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I've ever seen ads for knitwear. I'm seeing ads for things like jacks and hydraulic presses, and occasionally some of the major power tool retailers. A lot of it seems to relate to thinks I've been looking at outside Landyzone, so I'd always assumed this was to do with tracking my browsing habits and cookies.
     
  6. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    Tis cookies and Google.

    That's why I keep getting ads like this..

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    :eek::D
     
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    Oh my God
    That's it I'm off to the pub.
     
  8. goonarmy

    goonarmy Beer tester LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Wow, this is some promise
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