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Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Truedge, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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    CLICK THE BANNER.. you know you want to...

    Let's play a game.. let's see who can click to banner the most often..
    Also, state what advertisements you see.. I'm interested in them..
     
  2. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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    Well to start us off I see recycling bike ads..
     
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    TempestWinds IncGamers Member

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    I see someone who's double posting..
     
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    Usufruct IncGamers Member

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    I see someone who is spamming.

    Anyway I see 'Recycle-a-bike' almost exclusively for the past month.
     
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    SuggestiveName IncGamers Member

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    I actually clicked on the cheaptickets banner and looked up flights to Florida.
     
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    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    Now I'm wondering...

    If we all right click on the banners, go to "Copy Shortcut", Get their direct links and post them here.... will someone clicking on them be recorded just like it would be normally.

    This would allow many more people(Ex: Europeans) to get their IP numbers on the Link meant just for North Americans...

    Well here goes nothing:
    http://network.realmedia.com/RealMe...6537663330?_RM_REDIR_=engine54.com/?ai=335918

    http://network.realmedia.com/RealMe...h468x60.gif/64383638373430633366666537663330?
     
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    StarMage IncGamers Member

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    Hmm... Cheap Tickets... this banner is actually good. I highlight some of the links on it and dropdown menus appear.
     
  8. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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  10. Usufruct

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    The gifts are promotions awarded only if you complete the "survey" which involves purchasing something crappy, like "12 CDs for the price of 1" which will basically sign your life over to BMG music or whoever.

    It, like all ads/promotions, is full of crap.
     
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    Pent IncGamers Member

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    I refuse corperate america scum!
     
  12. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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    Well click to support the site..
     
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    And they could sell your email address :) - for spam :)
     
  15. Rex

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    Wee, an Astronoomy lab for my school.. I didn't know I had a school...
     
  16. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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    I've clicked the banner around 50 times.. I get the same stuff over and over again..
     
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    Yavanna IncGamers Member

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    I miss "1000's of Free Smiley's!" Bad punctuation and all.
     
  18. Gilaim

    Gilaim IncGamers Member

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    Nope. Here's the reason. The referrals are usually handled by php or java script. The link itself isn't the one that counts the click on the banner, it's the javascript inside the tags and code around the link. For example, I looked through the page source, and found this code segment:

    Code:
    <center><script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
    <!--
       if (!document.phpAds_used) document.phpAds_used = ',';
       phpAds_random = new String (Math.random()); phpAds_random = phpAds_random.substring(2,11);
       
       document.write ("<" + "script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript' src='");
       document.write ("http://loadedinc.com/ads/adjs.php?n=" + phpAds_random);
       document.write ("&amp;what=zone:9");
       document.write ("&amp;exclude=" + document.phpAds_used);
       if (document.referer)
          document.write ("&amp;referer=" + escape(document.referer));
       document.write ("'><" + "/script>");
    //-->
    </script><noscript><a href='http://loadedinc.com/ads/adclick.php?n=aa739f08' target='_blank'>
    <p><img src='http://loadedinc.com/ads/adview.php?what=zone:9&amp;n=aa739f08' border='0' alt=''></a></noscript>
    
    <!--- end Ad Tag--->
    
    
    
    Now that may seem like jargon to many of you, but the thing to look at is the " if (document.referer) " line. My guess is that's the statement that checks for the referral and if it's true, it writes it.

    So, copying the shortcut won't count as actually clicking the banner. :(

    -Gilaim
     
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    Rigel Kent IncGamers Member

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    I clicked through one of the CheapTickets banners last week. It's still being displayed, and I have no complaints. It's tastefully presented, shows me up front what they have to offer, and lets me decide whether I need it or not.

    As it happened, I did. I got a great deal on a last-minute cross-country fare by being able to shop a smaller carrier I otherwise wouldn't have known about(America West, HQ'd in Phoenix). My little sister, who needed to fly out for our grandfather's memorial, was able to fly from New Orleans to LAX the next day, and fly back two weeks from that day. Price tag: a smidge over three hundred bucks total, including tax and 9/11 obscurity fees.

    Sadly, the vast majority of ads I get served up aren't exactly so professional. Fully half the ads I've gotten so far today are the rapidly flashing, stomach churning, epilepsy inducing "WINNER!" type ads. It sure seems like much more than half, though. Ugh. Much as I love the site, I'm not going to expose my system to junkdotcom, bad cookies, spyware, and eventual pop-up blackout.

    I wonder how much of the three hundred bucks from before eventually filtered down to diabloii.net, though! Almost enough to arm wrestle the advertisement service to yank those awful "WINNER!" people?
     
  20. Truedge

    Truedge IncGamers Member

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    What's a few bad cookies and spyware for the love of this site?
     

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