How many times have you visited a website particularly from social media and waited what seems an age for the website to load only to be greeted by dozens or badly placed and irritating adverts?
Monday 30th October 2017
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We Hate Website Adverts
Facebook is awash with links labeled "You won't believe what happened next" leading to often irrelevant and irritatingly slow loading websites. As you sit waiting to find out what happened next rest assured you and your browser history is being harvested by marketing companies.
Website harvesting and click bait is on the rise
With the advent of web building programs that require no skill what so ever there's been a huge rise in affiliated advertising or paid adverts on web site hence when you visit them they are crawling with banners and pop ups. The creators honestly believe you have an interest in the rubbish they are promoting on their cheap and nasty web sites. You being an intelligent person obviously won't fall for this ten-a-penny trick to get a click from you. You expect to see "what happened next" where as in truth you never will because the moment you land on these scam pages you are harvested - you, your history, your friends, where you've been - everything is taken from you.
The trend is worrying - click bate on social media is running out of control and it's likely to get a lot worse before the powers that be try stop it simply because the powers that be also harvest you and your browsing habits.
So why the slow loading click bait pages?
Simply put - all those rubbish adverts come from different domains (websites). When the page loads They are all brought together to load up on the page and that takes time and resources. As the page loads all those greasy little adverts jostle for position so you find the content jumping all over the page until it settles. During this time more often than not scrolling is also effected and in some cases your browser might stop responding all together thus forcing you to look at the goods these creepy little advertising companies are peddling.
Quite often the "NEXT" buttons and "BACK" buttons are disguised in amongst the click bait adverts forcing you to accidentally click on the crappy little advert. Of course you don't need to buy! Oh no! You just need to click and the affiliate advertiser earns a coin.
The whole event of online advertising has gone from something no one minds to a damned annoyance and it will get a lot worse. Our advise? Simple avoid click bait like the plague - "You won't believe what happened next" is nothing but SPAM pure and simple.
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