Folksy Ltd

Advertising a competitor on the status update?

(Christine Shephard) #1

I thought I was imagining things - I clicked on Doug’s link to read the status update about images and there, underneath his post was an advert for NotOnTheHighStreet! Are Folksy trying to encourage us all to go elsewhere to shop? Have they got shares in a competitor site?

(Sasha Garrett) #2

I think that might be something specific to your computer as i don’t get adverts for NOTHS or anywhere else!

(Melanie Commins) #3

Sounds like you have some sneaky adware lurking in your browser :frowning:

(Maureen Laurenson) #4

Hi Christine. The same thing happened to me about a week ago. I couldn’t understand it either!
There is was. An advert for Not on the High Street! What is going on?

(Linda Wild) #5

I just saw one for M&S, I clicked on the ’ about these ads’ and this is what came up


(Ludovic Cohen) #6

Hello Christine,

Like Sasha said it is something specific to your computer. Nowadays, our browsers use our cookies in order to adapt and display an advert according to what we like, search etc. ")

(Deborah Jones) #7

You must have browsed NOTHS at some point - when I look I get a Cookson Precious Metals add.

(Melanie Commins) #8

Sneaky wordpress! Making people pay for an upgrade to not show ads, that’s just … well, sneaky!

I guess those of us not seeing them are running ad blockers.

(Minerva) #9

I saw different ads. You can download something for each of the browsers you are using so you don’t see ads.

(Christine Shephard) #10

I don’t really want to see them - is there a blocker for Chrome out there?

(Melanie Commins) #11

I use ad block plus on Chrome

Works a treat!

(Christine Shephard) #12

Thanks Melanie @Beledien, I’ll give that a try!

(Heidi Meier) #13

These only work on this website if Folksy itself is allowing ads - presumably because they are being paid for them. Ads don’t just appear on any old website (such as your own - the website owner has to allow it). @sianfolksy - you should probably chat to your ad agency/media buyer to get them to put some negative blocks in so you don’t end up advertising your competitors!!