NavBar Ads - Are they intended?
I wanted to inquire if ads appearing on the left nav bar were intentional?
You can find an example here:
I was just curious because I had not noticed them before today.
We're also testing out the same ad unit in a different shape and position: a very narrow strip right below the top banner.
You should only see one or the other on any given page, not both. That goes for both the test period and after. We're not considering adding both permanently.
Any feedback would be appreciated!
I find them fairly unobstrusive and they do not appear to inhibit my use of the left nav bar, but I do not Email or Print pages very often (parts of the left nav bar that are repositioned lower for the ads).
That is about it from me for now
I find my eyes jumping to them for a split second, realizing they are adds, and jumping back to the point I was reading almost immediately.
It is kinda like when Firefox blocks a popup and alerts you, you see the motion and understand what is happening while spending little to no attention to it.
However, with the side ads, I find them less distracting and often find myself glancing at them without realizing it.
Most of our banners are not paid per-click. Even most of the Google ones are not per-click.
For the ones that are per-click, a click that doesn't result in a transaction may give us a few extra cents short-term, but it is also slightly lowers the advertiser's ROI for that campaign, making them less likely continue advertising through that channel.
Of course I'm not saying don't click if you're genuinely interested! ...just that "extra" clicks to try and help us ...don't actually help us.
We really appreciate the desire to help us out! ...but really it's better to just treat our ads like any other ads anywhere else. It all w...
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