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Rainmaker
3,959,109
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michael -- I have a pretty good filter to much of the advertising here.  I do wonder why there are a lot of underwear ads --- is it a subliminal message directed just at me?  Or am I just paranoid?  

Apr 18, 2015 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,272
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I make it a point to not pay attention to pop-ups on any site I visit.

Apr 18, 2015 12:57 AM
Rainer
255,216
Geoff ONeill
John L. Scott Medford - Medford, OR

If the ads are useful.  We are bombarded with so many ways for outsiders to perform "cashectomies" on our commissions, it's tough to disern what really works.  Most of the time, it's just noise. 

Apr 18, 2015 12:08 AM
Ambassador
2,058,347
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I can look at a commercial on TV and not "see" it.  Popular are annoying and i avoid sites that have too many of them or if it's difficult to get rid of them.

Apr 17, 2015 11:26 PM
Ambassador
1,565,445
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No pop ups here.  I don't pay any attention to the side ads.  

Apr 17, 2015 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,806,095
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I generally ignore.  I see some of my competitors' ads come up.  I guess I should start clicking those so it costs them money.

but, it doesn't matter if we click/don't click...if the visitors do, that's how they'll still make money (as well as they will leave the site).

Apr 17, 2015 10:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,027,335
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

It's business and while I glance at them because there may be something of interest, they do not bother me. 

Apr 17, 2015 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
6,370,238
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Pop up ads do not usually catch my attention and I opt out of them when possible. 

Apr 17, 2015 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,410,491
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. Most sites will turn white space into money whenever possible, smart way to earn revenues. I don't pay much attention to any of the ads, but if something caught my attention, I wouldn't hesitate to contact them.

Make it a great weekend!

Apr 17, 2015 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Funding is needed to run a platform like this.

Apr 23, 2018 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I don't reaaly care - my screen is so wide on my iMac 27 that they pop up off to the side...

Sep 24, 2017 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hate the ads and I do not patronize any of the advertisers

Apr 18, 2015 01:53 PM
Ambassador
5,216,949
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What pop up Adds?

I use Firefox and never see any adds, they have an add-on called adblock that does a very good job.

Apr 18, 2015 09:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think I subconsciously tune out all of the ads on this and all other sites.  I don't even remember looking at any of them.

Apr 18, 2015 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
112,482
Mary Thompson
Lanier Appraisal Service - Flowery Branch, GA
Lake Lanier Appraiser in North Georgia

That's a big NO!

Apr 18, 2015 04:42 AM
Ambassador
3,001,937
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No I do not. That said, I don't patronize ads anywhere.

Apr 18, 2015 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,368,583
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

We installed AdBlock Plus, when the underwear ads showed up.  Now my page is pristine and nothing pops up.  A

Apr 18, 2015 04:28 AM
Ambassador
953,070
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I just ignore them, I have a pop up blocker as well so perhaps that makes it easier.

Apr 18, 2015 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
851,129
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Michael, I just ignore it.  Hopefully they won't accept London Erotic Massage as a vendor.

Apr 18, 2015 01:49 AM
Rainmaker
372,367
Sharon Miller
RE/MAX Platinum - Crane Hill, AL

NO..............I don't waste time looking at pop up ads.

Apr 17, 2015 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,445,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton I don't see any pop up ads. I guess my pop up blocker is working. As far as the ads in the right column, I don't pay any attention to them.

Apr 17, 2015 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
869,241
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Be aware, the ad are a result of my/your browsing activity.

For instance, I'm always research the services sold to real estate agents, and one that has caught my attention and received several visit is Leaddoubler. They are the only ad I've seen on AR for DAYS! 

What I am observing is exactly what should be happening and EXACTLY WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING with at least 50% of your marketing dollars. By the way, I have witnessed NO 'POP-UP' ads. That the trademark of Inman News.

Apr 17, 2015 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,909,535
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Don't love them, ignore them, and have never clicked through on any of them.

Apr 17, 2015 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,530,579
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir they are annoying but you earn to live with it.  

Apr 17, 2015 09:09 PM