It turns out Facebook was NOT responsible for the recent ads that I saw and showed you (although I find it oddly coincidental these ads were placed in the same place their planned ads will be placed). Apparently, I had some sort of malware called “I want that” on my computer. Looking back over the past couple of days, I have a pretty good idea what could have caused it. I clicked on link from a guy I didn’t know on my wall. BAD NEWS – I know better!
So here I am, I have egg on my face having to apologize because of my rant. The thing is… Facebook IS planning ads in these locations from major sponsors. The difference is, according to their conference, they will be targeted to an audience that doesn’t mind viewing them, and will have stories surrounding them.
I’m keeping this post live as a warning to those of you who may also get this malware on your computer… if you have Chrome and your Facebook Timline is filled with obnoxious ads, look for the following: “I Want This!” ● “DivX Plus Web Player HTML5 <video>” ● “1clickdownload” ● I add to the list: “Premiumplay Codec-C”
TO DISABLE EXTENSIONS:
Click on the wrench, hover over “Tools”, select “Extensions”, click on the extension’s check box to un-check it.
click on the gear, select “Preferences”, in the “Preferences” window’s menu-bar click on “Extensions” and click on the extension’s check box to un-check it.
♦ Fire Fox:
On the up left corner click on “FireFox” menu, select “Add-ons”, in the “Add-ons” window on the left sidebar click on “Extensions” and click on the “Disable” button for any extension you’d like.
♦ Internet Explorer:
Click on “Tools” select “Manage Add-ons”, In “Manage Add-ons” window under the right column (“Add-on Types”) Click on “Toolbars and Extensions”, then in the left column, look for the extension, click on it and then in bottom of the window a “Disable button will appear – click on it.
Facebook has done it again!
Facebook has made a change, (granted, they did announce) will enrage a good majority of their users. There’s no doubt the huge corporations such as AT&T, Kellogs and other companies who are using these ads are loving Facebook because their brands are being forced down millions of viewers throats, but as one of those viewers, I’m not happy. In their marketing seminar, they did announce where the ads would be placed, but in the seminar, they made it sound like the ads would be geared towards people who wanted to see the ads. The ads would be associated with posts, engagement, or stories. This is NOT the case. I did not post about, nor am I interested in ultrasounds yet I had a huge ad for them on my fan page. I’m sorry T-Mobile, but I am NOT a fan, I’m a Verizon gal, yet I’m being forced to view T-mobile ads on my personal Timeline wall. Then there’s the disclaimer, ” ads not by facebook” below the ads. You had a big presentation about these in your conference, they’re on your Timelines, own up to them. Facebook, if you are going to subject us to these ads, at least be smart enough to keep them targeted to a market that doesn’t mind viewing them.
I realize there need to be SOME ads, YouTube has ads – but at least you can X out of them. This is not the case with Facebook’s ads. All they do is switch the ads out every few seconds! Also, why do the ads need to be so large? They indicated there would be ads along the top and on the left column just below the top banner area, but I don’t remember them saying anything about a third placement on the right column lower down on the page! C’mon, enough is enough!
I’ve asked around, and apparently, I’m one of the lucky few who get to see these ads. Apparently, the new Facebook ads haven’t been released to the general population and I get to see the ads many others haven’t get gotten to experience, so I thought I would share just a few of these Facebook ads that I’m lucky enough to view.
Now that you’ve seen some of these ads, I’d love your feedback, good, bad, agree or disagree. Tell me what you think!