Earlier today, I clicked on an AdSense ad on someone else’s blog because the ad interested me.
That’s what they’re supposed do, right? Get your attention so that you click on the ad to go to the advertiser’s site.
My computer’s audio was turned up high.
When I got to the advertiser’s site, sound started blaring almost immediately.
I don’t even know what it was – some kind of music, I think. It might have even been something I would have liked, if I had been given the choice of listening to it, instead of having it foisted on me as soon as I hit the site.
I don’t even know what the site looked like.
I closed that window — left — vamoosed.
The advertiser had to pay for my visit — and his audio drove me away from it.
Of course, had it been any other kind of page or blog than that of an advertiser, I still would have left.
Just a little tip — There’s probably a lot of other folks like me that like to be in control of the sound coming out of their speakers. If we’re going to a site and have no reason to anticipate that there’s audio there, some of us are just not going to give that site a chance. We’re just going to click that little x at the top corner of the window or whatever else it takes to stop the racket, especially when it happens at work — and we’re looking at something that’s not work related.
I normally run with my sound muted, just in case, but sometimes I forget.