Spam prevention
Rainmaker
5,764,005
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

NO!  We have ADBLOCK plus for this reason.  A

Oct 25, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,668,783
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I find all marketing intrusive. I will purchase or look at what I want & when

Oct 25, 2016 02:44 AM
Rainmaker
2,044,270
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Laughable desperation

Oct 25, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Annoying. I like to protect my privacy.

Oct 25, 2016 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Annoying.

Oct 25, 2016 02:25 AM
Ambassador
1,830,852
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Big Brother is watching.

Oct 25, 2016 01:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,135
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothing is private.

Oct 25, 2016 01:27 AM
Rainer
54,824
James Call
RealtyCandy.com - Saint George, UT
RealtyCandy - IDX Broker WordPress Lead Nurturing

Sally and David, 

 

That is a great question.  

I actually think that they are huge waste of money.  

I just looked up some information about Fonality (a phone system) yesterday.  I was looking for some code to make a web app.  Now I am seeing really nice big ads from them as I read my Trump/Clinton news.  They are buying all of those ads and I am not even in the market for a phone system. 

I also have a client who asked me to do some work on their site.  Now I see their Adwerx ads everywhere.  I am really not looking to buy anything in their market, but just because I looked at their site as we were working on it, I am getting hammered with ads.  

I actually looked at that client's site about 6 months ago, and I am still getting all of their ads. 

What is sad is even if you are using ad blocking, the person is still paying for the ad.  The ad vendor considers it displayed.  Your personal browser is blocking it, but the ad server is still serving the ad up. 

I am sure that the "re-marketing" is a good tool for some people, but it has to be used better.  There should be some business rules.  If I were a full-time realtor, I would want to have a person visit my site over 2-3 different days before I would want the "re-marketing" ads to reach them.  Then I would want them REALLY sporadic, so people perceive them as ads and not CREEPY STALKERS!!!

Happy Halloween! :)

Oct 26, 2016 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,252,909
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

This is ridiculous!

Oct 25, 2016 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's somewhat annoying. I don't pay attention to them. 

Oct 25, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Annoying!

Oct 25, 2016 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't even notice them anymore.

Oct 25, 2016 07:51 AM
Ambassador
3,350,718
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I don't get any anymore.  duckduckgoduck doesn't track you.  And I have another computer for checking stuff which never tracks me either as they don't know who it is.

Oct 25, 2016 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,105
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Mostly not only annoying, but creepy

Oct 25, 2016 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,211,667
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have a pretty good capability to "ignore".  

Oct 30, 2016 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
5,160,575
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have to check out adblock, because they are quite annoying.

Oct 26, 2016 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,413,084
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I use an adblocker to avoid all advertising, even the youtube ads before the videos.  I don't buy advertising because I'm against even seeing it.

Oct 26, 2016 03:40 AM
Rainer
13,690
Jordan Sherer
Benchmark Mortgage - Greenville, SC
Loan Originator serving upstate South Carolina

I find them intriguing but at the same time a little concerning knowing that my online activity is constantly being tracked. I typically do not click on ads so the affect it has on my experience is minimal. 

In my market, as a lender, I find that the digital "face everywhere' service definitely has value and has generated some business for me. In this day and age, younger people look to the internet to answer questions and refer them to business rather than a personal referral. 

Oct 26, 2016 12:46 AM
Rainer
2,465
Nancy McCauley
Remax Executive Realty - Charlotte, NC
I cover the greater Charlotte North area

Annoying...I feel like I'm being stalked!!!

 

Oct 25, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
934,223
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't get those ads - you get them if you allow G to track you, use Chrome or any other site that allows tracking

Turn it off and the ads go away !

Oct 25, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,368,106
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is annoying to Google something and then see it in an ad no matter what site i log on

Oct 25, 2016 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't see such ads.

Oct 25, 2016 09:53 PM
Ambassador
3,886,587
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Annoying

Oct 25, 2016 01:58 PM
Ambassador
1,616,454
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have noticed that

Oct 25, 2016 01:09 PM
Ambassador
2,594,473
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Do Not Track Me.

Adblock.

NoScript.

CCleaner.

Comodo.

And more! 

Oct 25, 2016 12:57 PM
Ambassador
3,986,910
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

When I first started seeing them I found it intriguing. Now I don't even notice them because I have been desensitized to them.

Oct 25, 2016 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,329
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

ANNOYING Sally K. & David L. Hanson ...so annoying

Oct 25, 2016 12:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,465,977
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Like Ron and Alexandra Seigel , ADBlock does a good job.

Oct 25, 2016 03:47 AM
Ambassador
5,609,075
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have anti script and ad blocking software that prevents them from following me around.

Oct 25, 2016 01:12 AM