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Annoying Ads Are Awful!

jmrathbun 11 months ago updated 3 months ago 7

Today's Wall Street Breakfast came with a flashing, animated ad that interested me not at all but distracted me so I couldn't pay attention to nearby content. Maybe I'm more distractable than most of your readers, but I think you should make your content accessible to imperfect investors along with the perfectly able ones. Like, wheelchair ramps and handicapped parking?

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Hello, 

Apologies that the ad was distracting and was overly animated. We will ask our partner to remove the ad and also ensure that they abide by our guidelines of not showing overly animated ads. The example gif create must have had it's rotation set to high, which I can only assume was an implementation error on their side.

Thank you for the feedback best regards,

Trevor Heal

VP of Business Operations

Seeking Alpha

Here's a new one that came with my Wall Street Breakfast; the VOTE buttons are flashing and distracting!

Hello,

Apologies for the poor user experience and thank you for bring this to our attention.

This particular ad was miscategorized by our monetization partner and should not have served within our emails. We have coordinated with our partner, so that no one should now see this ad serve on any of Seeking Alpha's properties.

Best regards

Trevor Heal

VP of Business Operations

Seeking Alpha

I think this one also needs to be retired ASAP:


Don't forget the ad with the sick dog. Disgusting tactics.

Today's annoying animated ad:


Today's flashing ad is the worst ever: it's from Grainger, btw. It rotates among several large, colorful frames. The Atoms shoe ads continued to be annoying through last week. This sort of display is very distracting for some of us: it takes me several times as long to read the first story with that dithering beside it. PLEASE HAVE MERCY!