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Facebook Tries To Make Ads Less Annoying
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Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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10/1/2013 | 3:29:35 PM
re: Facebook Tries To Make Ads Less Annoying
Does this initiative apply to mobile as well?
Guest
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Guest,
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10/1/2013 | 3:29:21 PM
re: Facebook Tries To Make Ads Less Annoying
Do this initiative apply to mobile as well?
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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10/1/2013 | 1:57:16 PM
re: Facebook Tries To Make Ads Less Annoying
Most Facebook ads target me pretty well and are infrequent enough not to be distracting. Just today an ad in my news feed was brought to me by Heineken and I can't argue with that. But I don't like how they are called "suggested posts" and are designed to look like a shared content coming from a friend. It's a little deceptive, but I can live with them as long as they're not intrusive.
Becca L
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10/1/2013 | 3:32:39 AM
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Those should really be banned, coming from my "it's like a facebook friend giving you shopping tips" perspective on Facebooks ads, there should really be some quality control for the types of advertised services.
Cara Latham
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10/1/2013 | 3:19:39 AM
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I am tired of seeing those same ads with the ridiculously dangerous methods for weight loss!
Becca L
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10/1/2013 | 3:00:15 AM
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I agree banner ads are largely useless, but Facebook is pretty clever in how they pop up in the news feeds, it's almost like one of your friends is suggesting a product you would like. I can't avoid reading them. As for the side ads, I can't say much about their effectiveness.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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10/1/2013 | 2:57:07 AM
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Facebook ads are spot on for me. They know what I've been looking at (I'm an avid online shopper) and direct me to a lot of related sites. I actually - can't believe I'm writing this - enjoy the ads because I find a lot of great ideas that way. I also interact with the ads, hiding and sharing as necessary to help them become more fined tuned - similar to liking and skipping a song on Pandora. Those ads aren't going anywhere, I might as well make the best of it.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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9/30/2013 | 9:33:59 PM
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I find online ads are largely useless.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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9/30/2013 | 4:29:15 PM
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Facebook ads have never even come close to targeting me well. I have been seeing weight loss ads for months. There is nothing linked to diet or weight loss in my online history.


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