Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Mozilla Launches Tracking Protection Feature in Firefox Nightly

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Even though these capabilities have been available via add-ons for a while now, this is still a step in the right direction for privacy advocates …

Advertising and marketing companies use tracking to learn more about users that visit properties on the Internet that their services run on. Knowing more about users increases the profitability of advertisement which is the core reason why tracking is used so widely these days. Do Not Track was a first attempt to give control back to users but the main problem with the feature is that it is not mandatory.

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FDV Downloader for Chrome Latest Extension to Inject Ads on Websites

Friday, July 18th, 2014

“Excuse me sir, would you care for some spam with your download?”

Buying successful extensions and adding monetization options to them, usually in the form of ad injections on websites users visit, seems to be a profitable business model. While it is unclear if the company controlling the popular FDV Downloader extension for Chrome has changed, it is confirmed that it has started to inject advertisement on web pages you visit.

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You May Soon Need to Install a Thermostat or Fridge Adblocker

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

This article provides a perfect explanation as to why I’ll never buy Google Glasses or a Chromebook …

Ads, they are everywhere on the Internet, on television, radio, on the street and in magazines. One safe haven remains, and that is your home, provided that you are not browsing the Internet, watching TV, listening to radio or reading magazines. That’s about to change though if Google gets its way. In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission, sent in December but disclosed yesterday, it confirmed that it had plans to bring advertisement to “refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, watches” and other devices and locations a few years from now.

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You Can Now Remove Ads from All Windows 8 Apps

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Tired of being force-fed advertisements every time you open a Windows 8 App? Here’s a trick for getting rid of the ads …

Windows 8 apps can be monetized in different ways. They may require you to pay money up front, use in-app purchases to make money, or display ads instead to you while you are using the applications. The latter is a trade-off between using an application for free while still giving back something to the developer of the application.

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Disable Social Ads linked to Your Name on Facebook

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here’s a cool trick for Facebook users, who don’t want their names to be used in social ads …

Social advertisement is a relatively new form of advertisement on Facebook that may use pages and products that you have liked in advertisements. Facebook basically recommends things that you have liked to your friends, and things that your friends have liked to you.

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Ads on Wikipedia? It’s Malware!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

If you’re hit with ads when you visit Wikipedia, you probably need to check your system for malware …

Sometimes it is not easy to spot if ads are injected into your browser sessions or not. Sometimes though, you can be dead certain that something fishy is going on, for instance if advertisement starts to appear on Wikipedia, a site known for its ad-less approach to things.

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Grooveshark Asks Users to Subscribe, Or Else, Unskippable Ads

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new approach to using ads to generate website capital; I wonder if this business model will catch on?

There is nothing wrong with financing a service or website with advertisement. There will always be users who will use ad blockers or other scripts to get rid of those ads, but the majority will understand that these are what pay the bills and keep the site going. The wrong kind of advertisement on a site can have an ill-effect on the site’s reputation. The wrong kind in this regard refers both to what the ads try to sell, their placement, or type.

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Too Many Ads Above the Fold are Bad, Says Google

Friday, January 27th, 2012

This really isn’t anything new; Google is just following the same rules that newspaper publishers have followed for over a hundred years …

Advertisements are what keeps many of the sites going on the Internet, including the site you are currently reading. As a user, I do understand that too many ads, or ads in the wrong position, or ads that are highly distracting, reduce the user experience. While I rarely stumble upon sites anymore that have their pages plastered with ads so that it becomes difficulty to find the regular content, I have to say that I welcome the change that Google just announced.

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Google Search Alternative IxQuick

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Here’s an interesting search alternative for those who are frustrated with ad-heavy search results …

Ever since Google starting pumping up the results of their search engine with all kind of nonsense – read first and third party advertisement mainly but also other stuff like the unfair favoring of big brands – I have been looking for an alternative. And while I have found it in Bing, I have to admit that Bing is still not on pair with Google Search once the queries get complicated.

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Adobe Offers First Solution Integrating Natural and Paid Search Campaigns to Increase Return on Search Spend

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

So apparently, Adobe is now in the paid search campaign business?

Adobe SearchCenter+, Powered by Omniture, Now Integrates with Organic Search Data So Marketers Can Build Complementary Paid and Organic Search Campaigns

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