Is this Google adsense ad misleading?
While surfing some of my regular reads on the google reader, I saw this feed ad from google adsense. The ad looks like a text ad with scroll bars. I have never seen scroll bars on text ads by google, so out of curiosity I clicked on the scrollbar and dang, it launched me to the advertisers page.
On closer look I have realized that it is indeed an image ad with scroll bars in the image. Either it too creative or totally misleading, I would vote for misleading.
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6 Responses to “Is this Google adsense ad misleading?”
Not only is it misleading, but when feedburner launched it this morning, they dropped about half of their subscriber counts to almost nothing. Sigh.
From all of my encounters with scroll bars, you have to click AND HOLD to scroll. Much like the one to the right as I type this.
Now, with every experience I've ever had with click ads, if you click AND HOLD, it does not launch the ad/site/popup.
I wouldn't call it misleading for the fact that if you treat it like it is a real scroll bar, it won't pop an ad.
Anyone agree or disagree?
The internet has advertisements?
I donno about this internet, but the internet near my home have advertisements. I have seen them even yesterday when i looked into the tubes.
I haven't seen ads either? Where are the ads?
I say its creativity that is completely misleading users.