Who else clicks ads (to be nice and to be mean)?

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When I read something that really gives me value and makes me happy that I took the time to read it, I tend to click on someone's ads and spend some extra time on my visit to the site I clicked. I do this as my own sort of "tip jar" donation - Don't get me wrong: I may or may not have the direct intention of buying/converting for the advertisers on a given site, but I DO take the time to make sure I click something that at least interests me, and that I am likely going to look around in for a few minutes, so I can be a quality visitor, even if I don't end up converting for the advertiser (Depending on the resulting clicked through material, I do end up converting sometimes).

Likewise, when I see people advertising crap, or using misleading advertising, or trying to be slick (political advertisements that are not official and are very low-class/pathetic/scams that prey on the stupid, like the ones found aside many youtube videos for example) get clicked just to cost that advertiser some money.

Whenever I see something scammy, in other words, or dishonest, or in my opinion immoral, I click with no intention whatsoever to convert, and go the extra length to look around a little, or leave the tab open a while, so that it looks legit, and I get to cost some lowlife some ROI.

I know that second one is dirty, but I am sick of bullcrap ads and "advertising vultures", and I may not be able to stop them, but I can cost them.

I figure it to be about as indecent as giving a quality site owner's ads my attention is decent. It equals itself out.

Anyway, a fun little thread, to see how many people are like me, or similar with differences. What about you guys?
#ads #clicks #nice
  • Profile picture of the author ToniMaltano
    Don't get stuck on these things. You should spend more thoughts on your business
    and how to make it better.

    Unless you already achieved everything you wanted *jealous*
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  • Profile picture of the author comodo427
    I happily click on ads that interest me.

    I personally think it is inmature and immoral to click on someones ad just to cost them money. If the ad looks like a scam or a dodgy ad I won't click on it. In my opinion your lowering yourself to the same level as the scamers and con artists.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ping Liang
    To be honest, I don't understand how the second could give them any lesson. But I click anything that draws my eyes.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brains Gone Wild
    Seriously? I wouldn't click on an ad of my worst enemy for entertainment, payback, punishment or whatever you're insinuating here. I click on ads that are compelling or interesting.... because I'd like to see more or get more info. Anyone that's ever spent a dime on PPC knows just how painful a useless click can be. Let's get back to work :/
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