Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th Sep 2015 14:37 UTC
Internet & Networking

Let's talk ad-blocking.

With the arrival of iOS 9, ad-blocking is coming to mobile in a big way, and it's causing a lot of talk all over the web. It is highlighting the internal struggle some feel about the practice, but also the hypocrisy of some of its staunchest proponents. So far, it seems like the real 'bloodbath' isn't taking place where people thought it would be - namely, publishers - but among personalities.

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RE: The elephant in the room
by leos on Sat 19th Sep 2015 15:41 UTC in reply to "The elephant in the room"
leos
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Why should I look at Ads if I will never be persuaded by one to buy anything. Let those who rely on Ads for their decisions view them.


That's the funny thing, no one thinks they are influenced by ads, and yet all the research shows that you are.

Face it, ads influence your decision making whether you are aware of it or not. Next time you are faced with a decision to buy something, you will be subconsciously drawn to the ones you've seen before in advertising.

Advertisers aren't idiots, they know exactly the value of showing you those ads.

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