Newsmax Advertising?

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13 Feb, 2018 06:19 PM

Why am I seeing NewsMax ads on Daily Kos?

If I keep seeing you assist these cretins and LIARS, I will STOP reading Daily Kos.


Beau Bennett
Tavernier, Florida

  1. 1 Posted by Eyesbright on 13 Feb, 2018 08:45 PM

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    Kudos on your appropriate description of NewsMax. However, if you were more active on Daily Kos, you'd probably already know the answer to your question about the ads (even the RNC has been known to show up in ads here). Fortunately, there's plenty of information available in the Help Desk Knowledge Base:

  2. 2 Posted by BeauB on 13 Feb, 2018 09:24 PM

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    Then your advertising model sucks.

    And I'm active on Daily Kos - I read it daily. I've been online since 1995,
    and I have some 'banner blindness', and so I don't focus on ads usually.

    It's like saying
    *"Thanks for visiting our restaurant again, but IF you ate here more often,
    you'd know the potato salad always makes people sick."*

    * or "Thanks for visiting our store again, but IF you shopped here more
    often, you'd know we have an open door policy, which is why you see pimps
    and hookers today."*

    It's weak.
    I'm sure you can do better without NewsMax.

  3. 3 Posted by aoeu on 13 Feb, 2018 10:40 PM

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    We don't screen our ads - they're targeted via Google ads.

    But aren't you glad they're spending their money with us instead of someplace people might take them to heart? :-) We figure it's a two-fer.

    Screening sounds simple, but with the volume of ads we handle, it's not really practical. We can agree that KeystoneXL is not on our good guys list. But what about the hotel down the road from you? Is it a union workplace? Is it clean and comfortable? Is the owner donating to SuperPACs? We don't know, and there's no way to validate every last advertiser as being 100% in line with a particular value set. The truth is usually complicated. If we started screening some, we'd have to screen them all.
    Often you can trick Google into changing your ads by viewing a website for some expensive purchase, like a car, vacation, etc. . . .

    Eyesbright posted a link. How about reading it?

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