I am using FF with no Google toolbar. I was using Google to find the
page. That is interesting.....I can click on the link I posted and I
get no ads.
If you search for "dryer costs" and follow the link, Google is posting
smart ads on the page.
Guess it is time to use another search engine.
It is a shame too. Google started out doing things right, and has
"improved" itself right into the toilet.
AdBlocker+ extension for FF. I love it. Barely see any ads at all. And
no frigging pop-up and pop-over ads, which used to make me crazy on
(of course, if we ALL block ads, people will quit buying ad space, and a
lot of these free sites will have to go to a pay-for-access business
model. But I'll worry about that when it happens.)
IE blocked a popup and "to protect your security" it blocked "other
content". If it was necessary to see the popup I can enable one
time use- or by site. I'm pretty sure that is what the default
medium security setting in IE gives you.
I have the silly-ass Google toolbar running and the page looks fine to
me in IE8something. [there are still Google smart ads running-- but
that's because the page owner is getting paid by Google to put them
I still get the ads clicking on the link-- but they are unobtrusive
along the right hand margin.
Page looks the same to me whether I follow your link or a Google
search result link.
I just tried the page through Yahoo- it took 20 seconds instead of
3-- and the page looks exactly the same. Those ads are part of the
page-- and have nothing to do with how you get there.
I think they've just gotten big enough that it is fashionable to blame
them for everything. They aren't perfect but as businesses go you
could do much worse.
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