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battleop

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[Rant] Online Commercials

I understand that content providers have a need to run commercials with their video content and I don't have a problem with the commercials. What I have a problem with is the advertisers running the same damn commercial over and over and over and over.

I am watching a season of This Old House online right now and every commercial is the same damn AllState commercial. I don't care if it's the same advertiser just rotate the commercials.
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TheMG
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Perhaps that is all they have, just the one commercial from the one advertiser.

I don't know why this is, but for some reason many of the TV networks do not use the same advertisers for the online streaming as for the TV ads. Perhaps this is a result of an attempt to provide targeted advertising.

Do you have an ad blocker installed in your browser (such as Adblock Plus for Firefox)? I have found that it can successfully remove video advertisements on some video streaming sites. Doesn't work on all of them, but if you're not using it already, it's worth trying.


Santa Fe
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reply to battleop
I was watching some videos on the NASCAR.com site & they have an opening ad on them. At least they do rotate them somewhat, but what's annoying to me is most all the other ads play fine, but you get that Viagra ad where it seems always to pause & stutter whenever the Viagra name's on the screen. Geeze the other parts play fine, then here comes the part with Viagra or Viagra.com & it seems like 30 seconds before it starts back up. Hmmmm not so subtle Subliminal Advertising.
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thegeek
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reply to battleop
Adblock Plus for Firefox solves this. Or just pirate it.


M A R S
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said by thegeek:

Adblock Plus for Firefox solves this.

Because of this i never see ads

Secyurityet
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said by M A R S:

said by thegeek:

Adblock Plus for Firefox solves this.

Because of this i never see ads

Except for the sites that run their video thru the advertiser's URL -- which means it's all blocked.

Or, even worse, those that run their ads on one server (which play) and their content on another -- which don't. Grrr!


thegeek
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i haven't encountered this.

Secyurityet
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Marketwatch and WaPo are particularly bad about it...

If you're not having issues, maybe it's just my configuration...


thegeek
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It could also be that I visit different websites than you do.


sivran
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I used to have problems with Hulu and Crunchyroll. CR would eventually play if I refreshed enough times.
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Dude111
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reply to battleop

 

quote:
What I have a problem with is the advertisers running the same damn commercial over and over and over and over.
I know what ya mean buddy!!

When i listen to a RADIO STATION online,the same fucka INTERNET ADS are played over and over and over (on most of them) and its quite annoying!! (Only on USA stations)



WHY DONT PEOPLE STAND UP TO THIS AND JUST STREAM 1 SOURCE AGAIN LIKE THEY USED TO!!!

Is someone really going to travel 100s of miles to get something from an ad they here???? -- NO PROBABLY NOT!!!!

These stupid spam advertisers need to get a life and stop being so greedy!


battleop

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I stopped listing to pandora because I got so sick and tired of hearing the same damn Hardees commercial where the guy was chomping away at his burger over and over and over and over and over and over....
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Dude111
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reply to battleop
Yup its totally isnane!!!!!!


AZ_OGM

join:2007-01-12
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reply to battleop

Re: [Rant] Online Commercials

AdBlockPlus along with a hosts file that redirects any other ads to 127.0.0.1. It even blocks the ads in Pandora that are supposed to air every 5th song.


Dude111
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But those are AUDIO ADS on thier stream arent they?? (No way of blocking that )


AZ_OGM

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Even the audio ads are blocked since they are coming from a server that is blocked by AdBlockPlus or my hosts file.


AVD
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reply to Dude111
said by Dude111:


Is someone really going to travel 100s of miles to get something from an ad they here???? -- NO PROBABLY NOT!!!!

I get the same autoland ad for the Honda Dealership up the road. Over and over and over again, and its not a good one either.
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scross

join:2002-09-13
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reply to battleop

Re: [Rant] Online Commercials

Yes, I very much have the same complaints about on-line ads. I could easily block them, but I generally don't because I understand the need to derive revenue in order to provide the "free" services that most folks provide these days. But the repetitiveness is very off-putting, and I may well yet block certain ads which annoy me.

And the "targeted" ads that everyone is so in love with these days don't necessarily work that much better. For example, I'm constantly hit with ads for products which I bought weeks or months ago; with vacation-destination ads for the vacation that I got back from ages ago; with ads triggered from a single, just-in-passing Google keyword search for products that I have no real interest in; and so on. So these are usually a complete waste of money for the advertisers.


mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to battleop
In-fact I have problem with the commercials. The web pages of top sites including yahoo look like an ad poster. Before I can watch a popular youtube video, I am greeted with ads all the time. The only ads that are relevant and actually do not irritate users are the facebook ads. They stay quietly but still make an expression. You don't always have to shout for attention.


AVD
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reply to battleop
I love when I get a Samsung Galaxy S III commercial on my SGS3!