Ad promotes Quran and denies Trinity

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  1. carpro

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    Really. How much control does Baptist Board have ver the ads that show on the site? I just saw an ad promoting the Quran and denying the Trinity.

    surprised and disappointed. Was someone asleep at the switch?
     
  2. Squire Robertsson

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    The ads are automatic from Google. Considering what's discussed here, I'm not surprised by such an ad.
     
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    Here's the url for the ad h t t p://quranicwarnersdotorg/idols/
     
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    So....our conversations should be dictated by google ads?
     
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    Nope, but let what Google's automated system pops up with give you a heart attack

    Also as the ads rotate, the actual target url needs to be reported. So, it can be manually blocked.
     
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    Or just block all the ads.
     
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    Not going to happen. Ads are what keeps the lights on. This isn't the first ad from and unwanted source. It's been reported up to Santha for his action.

    How ever as I said in post 5:
    Just a generic report like the OP is all but useless.
     
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    Not going to happen? Any individual can block the ads on their browser.
     
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    If we want to go ad free, it will cost us money.
     
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    That is a viable alternative. However, I thought your
    was speaking of the Board blocking ads.

     
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    Just got a PM from Santha informing me he blocked it.
     
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    I know that ads are what help to pay for sites like this but I use ad blocker ever since my old computer would lock up trying to load ads. It was awful and I finally realized it was always an ad that was causing the problem and when I got the ad blocker, the computer started running fine. So when I got this new computer, I set it up with everything I had on the old one including adblocker. So I never see ads here.
     
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    Nothing against you personally, annsni, but I am adamantly opposed to ad blockers. As a person trying to make money on the internet, I feel what ad blocker does to site owners and creators. If a person enjoys a site/video/song/etc, and they are being provided this service for free, then they ought to be courteous enough to allow the creator to make some money off of it.

    While there's no known number of ad block users, it's estimated that site owners, etc income would go up roughly 45% of it weren't for ad block.

    Sent from my QTAQZ3 using Tapatalk
     
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    I understand Sapper. The problem is when those ads crash my computer. I can't see many ads with a computer that doesn't work! ;)
     
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    Don't mind the ads. I can ignore them or not when they don't block content, which they routinely do. I object to that and use ad blockers because of it.
     
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    The ads only benefit the owner if they are clicked on. I never have any intention of clicking on them.
     
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    Rev, that's not entirely true. There are several different ad payout types. Almost all the of the ads on YouTube, for instance, are pay-per-impression. In other words, the more that people see the ad, the more the channel owner makes. For YouTube, it's roughly $0.25-4.00 per 1,000 views.

    On a website, you can (usually) specify which type of ads you want. The lowest (but surest) pay out is pay-per-impression. Then there is as you were saying, pay-per-click. These types are usually what you will see in the top of google searches. Then there's pay-per-purchase. That's when a user clicks on the ad and buys something. Usually this type of ad does not come from an ad service like google adsense, but more commonly comes straight from the vendor (similar to a commission).

    On my website (which hasn't been updated in forever) and my YouTube channel (which I add videos regularly to) I only use pay-per-impression ads.
     

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