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False and Deceptive Display Ads at Yahoo's Right Media

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False and Deceptive Display Ads at Yahoo's Right Media

Benjamin Edelman

 

Yahoo's Right Media ad marketplace features widespread ads exactly designed to deceive. I present ten examples of these deceptive ads, and I critique their unwelcome characteristics. To estimate the prevalence of deceptive tactics, I examine Right Media's own analysis ad characteristics -- finding that by Right Media's own admission, deceptive ads total 35% or more of Right Media's advertising inventory.

http://www.benedelman.org/rightmedia-deception

 

Also interesting:

False and Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads

http://www.benedelman.org/ppc-scams

 

Who is Benjamin Edelman?

http://www.benedelman.org/bio

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Yahoo has ad's? :lol: Haven't seen them in how many years now, lets see it seems like forever. ;)

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yeah i never see ads on the net.........:)

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I just got hit

 

t2636_adverts.jpg

 

Now to figure out how to block the ba*turds! :angry:

 

I remember there was a comprehensive list of Yahoo sites on hpHosts forum but it has gone.

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i have opened this thread to let know more about ads at yahoo right media because i have thing that this forum going to display such ads... but when i have finsih read a thread starter post... its make me laugh lol

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Anybody know what kiti kutu is trying to say?

 

I'm waiting for it to happen again as I was about to reply in the Cookie Viewer topic and was also at the Nirsoft site in an other tab:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=19840

 

Now in my HOSTS file:

127.0.0.1 richmedia.com

127.0.0.1 www.richmedia.com

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I just got hit

It is a Flash ad at the bottom of the home page of Nirsoft that is causing me grief.

 

There are so many neat utilities on that site and I never had a problem before but it seems that the latest Flash update permits these popups so I have installed TurnFlash to disable Flash quickly:

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tflash2.html

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i have opened this thread to let know more about ads at yahoo right media because i have thing that this forum going to display such ads... but when i have finsih read a thread starter post... its make me laugh lol

 

<Possible Translation> I have opened this thread to let you know more about the ads at Yahoo Right Media, because I have a feeling that this forum is going to display such ads. When I have finished reading a threads starter post. It will make me laugh haha </Possible Translation>

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Now in my HOSTS file:

127.0.0.1 richmedia.com

127.0.0.1 www.richmedia.com

Mine too. Thank you for posting the blockers! ;)

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