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Karen
08-03-2007, 03:09 PM
We are trying something new, and you may have noticed an ad at the top of Pet Talk. If you are not seeing the ad (a Eukanuba one, with a Lab in it), but have an extra space at the top, then you - like me - are probably on a Macintosh. Do others see it? What do you think?

Randi
08-03-2007, 03:16 PM
I noticed the extra space at top and was just about to e-mail you to ask. ;) So, like you, I don't see the add.

Karen, for a while I've been thinking... how about putting the text "Today's Dog of the day" etc. under the pictures? Everything would also align with the rest, and you could even make the pictures a little bigger. Well, I guess you put it there to save space below.

See what I mean here!

Flatcoatluver
08-03-2007, 03:18 PM
Sometimes I have a white space and sometimes I have a yorkie on the top. :confused:

inlovewithanimals
08-03-2007, 03:19 PM
I saw it once and then never again but i am on a DELL.HUH interesting.

Justin,

Husky_mom
08-03-2007, 03:19 PM
well I saw the space, but thought maybe it was because Im now using my regular comp and not the house one which has a different screen display (size)......

aaaand Im positively NOT using a Mac...... so why cant I see the ad......

kittycats_delight
08-03-2007, 03:32 PM
I can't see the ad either. I am not using a MAC. I'm using a self built PC. But still no ad.

Karen
08-03-2007, 03:37 PM
Thanks folks - Eukanuba only wants US and Canadian viewers for this campaign, so people outside of that area may see nothing, as they could have it geo-targeted. Or it could be a flaw in their system.

Jadapit
08-03-2007, 03:37 PM
I saw it a minute ago. It had a German Shepard in the ad, not a lab. I cant see it anymore though.

Karen
08-03-2007, 03:44 PM
I guess it rotates different breeds of dog. The one I saw had a Lab, but different dogs is also good!

sasvermont
08-03-2007, 03:47 PM
I have seen the ad, but right now its gone! :)

mrspunkysmom
08-03-2007, 03:54 PM
I can't see it either. I have my laptop (PC) set to disable a lot of stuff, but banner ads aren't in the category.

Jadapit
08-03-2007, 04:03 PM
I guess it rotates different breeds of dog. The one I saw had a Lab, but different dogs is also good!

Now its a yorkie. I agree, different dogs are good. I wonder why it comes and goes, I dont see it again?

Blue_Frog
08-03-2007, 04:13 PM
I've been seeing the ads on almost all pages all day.

I've tried it in both IE 7.0.57 and Firefox 2.0.0.3 and both are displaying ads.

ChrisH
08-03-2007, 04:17 PM
I have NoScript on my Firefox browser which blocks ads, but I know there is an ad there. Where the ad is are the words 'Ad blocked by KPF' - KPF is my firewall. :)

Ginger's Mom
08-03-2007, 04:17 PM
No ads here. I haven't seen any all day, and I am on a Dell computer. Will see if they show on my laptop at home.

dukedogsmom
08-03-2007, 07:47 PM
I'm at work on Internet Exploder. Sometimes I see the ad and sometimes there's just a big white space. At home, I use Adblock.

ETA: If you are needing money, I'd much rather donate a small amount of money every month to not see the ad(and support PT) I think you would benefit more from it as lots of people like me block the ads and don't click on them. I realize this is just in trial stages so this info is for the future.

Catty1
08-03-2007, 07:51 PM
Blank - I am using Firefox.

I opened IE - and saw the ad when I first went to the Pet Talk page. Then white space again.

I am on a PC, running XP Home

jenluckenbach
08-03-2007, 07:54 PM
I see it.

Jessika
08-03-2007, 08:13 PM
I see nothing but a large space, however I do use an ad-blocker add-on for FireFox so I never see ads, anyway.

EDIT: However, when I open PT in an IE-tab within FireFox (basically, opening PT in IE) it does show up for me. So I will confirm that it shows up, just not in FireFox because of my Ad-Block add-on.

EDIT2: And I will also add, whether I could see the ad or not, I don't mind an ad here or there for sites that I support and trust. It's the sites that just become grossly overrun with ads that make me annoyed.

chocolatepuppy
08-03-2007, 09:13 PM
I saw it once earlier, thought I was crazy. I have Firefox, it's just a blank space now. I tried IE and it was there, a boxer was on.

CathyBogart
08-03-2007, 09:44 PM
I saw the ad before I logged in

Killearn Kitties
08-04-2007, 04:28 AM
I have the space at the top of the page. Hadn't even noticed it until you mentioned it.

ChrisH
08-04-2007, 04:38 AM
EDIT2: And I will also add, whether I could see the ad or not, I don't mind an ad here or there for sites that I support and trust. It's the sites that just become grossly overrun with ads that make me annoyed.

I second that.

anna_66
08-04-2007, 07:16 AM
This is the first time I've seen it and it surprised me, like "Oh! What's that?"
But I totally understand why your trying it out. Doesn't bother me a bit:)

Cinder & Smoke
08-04-2007, 09:12 AM
NOT seeing the Ad below the header ???

You may have to **CLICK** on the blank space!! ;)

Usin a NON-Mac - "PC" running Windows XP/Home and Internet Explorer 6.0.29 ~

I see only the "blank space" UNTIL I *LEFT Click* on that space ...
THEN the ad appears and stays on as long as THAT page remains active.

There is also a TIMER involved ...
*click* to activate the ad, leave the ad-enabled page and open another page
that COULD have an ad - and it's not there ...
*Click* the Blank Space again - and I don't see the ad ... apparently enough "time" hasn't elapsed.

(Example: I "clicked & activated" the ad on this page - am writing my reply - and the ad is STILL visible if I xcroll up --- it's been there 5 minutes plus.)

So the ad's there - you just have to trick it into appearing!

:D

Barbara
08-04-2007, 11:38 AM
://www.lduhtrp.net/image-2208104-10386529" target="_top">

This is what I see. I was already wondering....

Hellow
08-04-2007, 02:51 PM
When i first logged on i saw it. I was in firefox and i said to myself, "what the heck is an ad doing on PT?" I ad-blocked it and scrolled down to the Town Hall and saw that Karen had put the ad there.LOL didnt know.

Paul
08-04-2007, 02:54 PM
://www.lduhtrp.net/image-2208104-10386529" target="_top">

This is what I see. I was already wondering....

   That is bad. Hopefully the ad serving company can fix their code.

      Paul

Paul
08-04-2007, 03:14 PM
   I greatly appreciate reading everyone's comments. I think we will test this advertising concept for about a week.

      Paul

Miss Z
08-04-2007, 03:15 PM
I see a huge pink rectangle! :confused: :p

Freedom
08-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Sometimes it is there, sometimes just a big white space.

Tried what Phred said about clicking ont he space, doesn't change a thing.

Oh well.

Catty1
08-04-2007, 06:08 PM
Yeah, my clicking on the space does nothing.

krazyaboutkatz
08-04-2007, 06:46 PM
I've never seen it and my computer is windows xp. I was wondering what the extra white space was for. I also have pop up blocker so maybe this is the reason I don't see it.

catnapper
08-05-2007, 11:49 AM
Yup, saw it a minute ago and was confuzzled for a minute (thats my own word for puzzled ans confused :D) Its not there now. I did notice a big white space earlier today.

Hmmmm... I'm on Firefox and saw it on the other computer which has IE. Wonder if your browser also has something to do with it?

mrspunkysmom
08-05-2007, 08:45 PM
I can't see it either.

I viewed the source code of the webpage to check on the advertisers URL. I'm not blocking that particular one. I have popups okayed for pet talk. I see tons of other banner ads on other websites so I can't think what it is.

There is a possibility that if the advertiser is restricting the ad to certain locales, that it is restricting by IP address. Many of us use companies that that are global or close to that. So there is a blanket restriction on certain ranges of IP addresses and hence we are not seeing the AD.

As to why someone can see it for a second or two and then it disappears, who know?

Just my take.

KittyGurl
08-06-2007, 11:13 AM
I see it on the index page, but not on any other pages. It shows up as an extra space.

elizabethann
08-06-2007, 12:55 PM
When I initially got on PT, it popped up. But now that I'm going through threads, it's gone.

RedHedd
08-06-2007, 02:11 PM
I see ads on my office PC. At home I have Norton set to not show ads.

Randi
08-14-2007, 09:41 AM
Ahh, something is happening.... the white bit went away. :)

Freckles
08-14-2007, 10:24 AM
Randi, you're right! There were ads earlier this morning. I never had a problem with them, though. :)

Karen
08-14-2007, 10:28 AM
Due to a couple technical user problems, we removed the ad. But if we could have one banner ad at the top of the page that was animal-focussed we might try something else.

Cataholic
08-14-2007, 12:49 PM
I see a large piece of german sweet chocolate cake and a glass full of organic skim milk. Might just be me, though.

Cinder & Smoke
08-15-2007, 02:23 PM
Due to a couple technical user problems, we removed the ad.

Looks like The Ad is back at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 8/15.

:confused:

Jessika
08-15-2007, 02:39 PM
Looks like The Ad is back at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, 8/15.

:confused:
Yup, confirmed in IE (not FF since I have the adblock add-on I don't see any anyway)

Barbara
08-15-2007, 03:04 PM
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That's what I see right now.

Karen
08-15-2007, 03:53 PM
They told us they had fixed the problems, but apparently they did not.

lvpets2002
08-15-2007, 03:58 PM
:) Yes I have seen the banner.. However it is not on now.. But it has been on today..

Freedom
08-16-2007, 09:01 PM
Ugh, now I get all sorts of weird error messages, on both my desktop (cable connected) and my laptop (wifi connected). I was not getting it before.

I get the "i" logo and "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage:

Easy to type, it is up there now. It was better before they fixed it; isn't that often the way?

Tollers-n-Dobes
08-16-2007, 10:39 PM
I don't like it at all. It's making PT run slower for me, and I also keep getting wierd messages.

Karen
08-17-2007, 12:27 AM
Yes, instead of "fixing it," they apparently made it worse. We have taken the ad down.