Friday, December 12th, 2008
Does flicker annoy you?
No, not Flickr. I mean animated web advertisements that flip images continuously in your peripheral vision while you read a blog.
I ask because I routinely reject such ads on Thingamababy, and then see a gazillion other parenting blogs running the same ads. If it’s no big deal, I’ll accept them and do a much better job of recouping time put into Thingamababy. If it is a big deal, then okay, I feel better about my decision. Personally, I find them a distraction while I’m trying to read. After I’ve looked at the ad, it’s still there doing its thing on every page.
I know some folks use ad-blockers, which is unfortunate because I try to display only relevant parenting ads. The ads are frequently from independent companies you wouldn’t otherwise know about. For some reason, big box stores and major toy companies don’t like me. Go figure!
Oh, and don’t give me the “It’s your blog; do what you want to do,” line. I really want to know whether animated ads bother you.