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AdrianJMartin
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Can anything be done about the obvious scam adverts that this site seems to be attracting?

I appreciate advertising pays something towards the cost of running this site - but I despair at some of the scam and cons that are perpetrated...weight loss pills, teeth whitening secrets, get ripped, smilies, etc..

I really don't mind advertising when it is relevant - if advertising was more relevant here your click through rate might improve

 
Posted : 01/03/2010 9:52 am
Alan Green
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The banner advertising at the top of the page should be quite ok. Are you getting things in your e-mail addressed to odd addresses "@guitarnoise.com" or something like that?

Let us know

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Posted : 01/03/2010 3:31 pm
Paul Hackett
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All very valid points. Regardless of how hard I try there will always be some off topic advertisements. But we don't participate in or tolerate spamming and scams. We need you to let us know when you see something not right in an advertiser's claim. Specifics would be helpful.

A lot of advertisers now use behavioural targeting - meaning the ads being displayed may depend on other sites you've visited rather than the content on this site. Therefore a lot of you won't be seeing the same ads as each other.

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Posted : 01/03/2010 5:26 pm
AdrianJMartin
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I'm not knowingly getting any scam emails - I use gmail, so they are pretty good at sorting the junk....

Over the last few weeks I have noticed a rise in the number of 'scam', too good to be true type adverts......weight loss - without diet or exercise...teeth whitening( what your dentist ISN'T telling you ), Get Ripped in 2 Weeks etc.

I know all these are scams to get your credit card infomation etc....

Right know the site advertising seems OK, apart from the Teeth Whitening advert......I just know it will be a storm of click through and pop ups if I click on it

Oh and I appreciate that these kind of scam adverts have been part of advertising for hundreds of years....

 
Posted : 02/03/2010 8:36 am
AdrianJMartin
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Couple of clicks later and suddenly the banner is about getting ripped again and the I've Won the lotto!

Oh and I clicked the teeth whitening one to verify my previous claim---- turns out is a scam for two products that combine together to achieve amazing results....

*Sigh*

 
Posted : 02/03/2010 8:42 am
Vic Lewis VL
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Just ignore 'em. I keep getting an ad asking me if I know my credit score....well, yeah, it's zero. So I ignore it and move on.

:D :D :D

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Posted : 03/03/2010 8:42 pm
cnev
 cnev
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But just think if you could get ripped, get your teeth whitened and get your credit score all in one shot...wooohoo!

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Posted : 04/03/2010 8:07 pm
Nick Torres
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....while learning to play guitar....

 
Posted : 05/03/2010 9:50 am
greybeard
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....while learning to play guitar....
in 30 minutes

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
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Posted : 05/03/2010 9:57 am
kent_eh
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I wonder if some of the "bad" ads are related to this problem?

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Posted : 23/03/2010 3:28 pm
boxboy
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Maybe this is region based?
I'm in Canada. I don't get any ads that far off topic.
i get Amazon, guitar sites, on line backup services...but every thing's pretty legit.
:)

Don

 
Posted : 23/03/2010 4:59 pm
Mac Manc McManx
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I use firefox with Adblock plus, dont see any such ads.

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Posted : 23/03/2010 5:30 pm
Scrybe
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How does GN know I'm single?!? :shock:

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Posted : 27/06/2010 8:54 pm
Paul Hackett
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How does GN know I'm single?!? :shock:

You just told us.

Seriously. We don't collect and store personal information.

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Posted : 27/06/2010 10:23 pm
Nick Torres
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How does GN know I'm single?!? :shock:
We were all just hoping. :D

 
Posted : 27/06/2010 11:12 pm
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