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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:52 PM
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I was reading the "Ask CruiseMates Staff" and the ad above was for Cruisecritic which I thought was considered a "competiter" ?

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Personally, I look at both site's for different things, but I was very surprised to see this ad!
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Old June 21st, 2011, 09:06 PM
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That is very strange...I dont see anything, but, it should be checked out for sure.
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I was reading the "Ask CruiseMates Staff" and the ad above was for Cruisecritic which I thought was considered a "competiter" ?



Personally, I look at both site's for different things, but I was very surprised to see this ad!
When I joined CM in 2009 and decided to do a countdown clock I did one from Cruise Critic and I was vehemently apprised that it was a no -no .I only did that because it was the only one I was able to figure out how to do at the time.
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Interesting.
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No doubt a google ad. They pay to have their ads pop up with word and search matches.
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Yep: A Google Ad. We have little or no control over these ads. The ads are chosen for content. We are a cruise site so we get "cruise related advertising".

My firewall filters all Google Ads before they hit my browser so I don't see them. I also can't post on most Blog sites because of it. This is a PIA but the benefits of this firewall outweigh these issues so I haven't pulled the firewall.

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Old June 23rd, 2011, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the info! I never considered "Google" ads. Most of the ad's here are "blocked" for me, but that one wasn't for some reason. Velly... interesting... !
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 08:41 PM
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When I linked my Magic article from CM on my FB page, there was an ad for Celebrity above the article, so when linked, it showed the ad. I did it a few times, hoping it would change, or disappear.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 08:47 PM
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Trip, I understand the ad's for the cuise lines. If you're looking at a Celebrity cruise board, you'll probably get Celebrity cruise ad's (then, again, you may get a Princess ad!). I just thought it was weird to have the "competing" cruise talk website show up here as an ad !
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 09:03 PM
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I know, but when the article is about Carnival,and there is a picture of Celebrity in the heading, it took me aback....
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