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Minor ad bug

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:17 am
Author: Fnord
When you receive a PM and the notification box pops up, the banner ads at the top of the page load over top of it, hiding the bottom half.


Browser type: FF 3.0.1

Anyone else ever had this happen or is it just me?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:34 am
Author: jrrdw
Your not the only one, it happens to me every time. The banner loads last is the problem/reason. Pictures files are larger and thats why it takes them longer. I just use the link to the right to get to my inbox.

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:11 am
Author: mark.f
It doesn't matter what loads first or last, it's the index of the layer that the ad is in. You can usually fix it in the CSS/HTML...

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:38 am
Author: PCGUY
Google says that they design their ads to do that, so you can not put page elements over the ads. It has never really been a problem before but I have noticed it happening more lately... I just need to move the PM popup box.

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm
Author: mark.f
Doesn't the webmaster make money off of ad-clicks on his site?

So how is Google loosing out if somebody puts something over the ads?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:32 pm
Author: Carlman
markfh11q wrote:Doesn't the webmaster make money off of ad-clicks on his site?

So how is Google loosing out if somebody puts something over the ads?


cauz google makes money out of it aswell as the webmaster

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:34 pm
Author: Ragnarok
Carlman wrote:cauz google makes money out of it aswell as the webmaster

Still doesn't make sense - the webmaster is not forced to have the ads on his page.

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:57 pm
Author: PCGUY
It is because ads do not only pay when they are clicked, they can be paid for when they are simply viewed. Not all ads are like this... example if a text ad came up at the top of SpudFiles, the PM box would probably cover it. But an image based ad that is relying on clicks and/or views to generate cashflow, that ad needs to stay on top.

What people would try to do is put these ads up on a page, then cover the ad with something else giving the look of having no ads. However when the page is loaded, it's counted as an ad view, but if no one can see it, your basically just stealing.