google ads

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by wonderboy2005, Mar 20, 2004.

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  1. Has anyone gotten rid of these pests? they are pretty much the last type of ad i see anymore, and even though they arent all that intrusive, id like to rid my online experience of them.

    on a slight tangent, take a look at google's cache of itself:

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  2. shawners

    shawners Hurt no more my son.

    It all goes down to HOSTING FIle types, since that kid ran a search engine on his college campus that didnt host files, but linked people to them.. zeropaid needs to get rid of those adds at the top that says Powered by GOOGLE.. Thats so misleading to people that come in here wanting to learn to download files freely available.. Its giving them a sign saying pay what they ask, and get the spyware version of the software. How many members click on that and they know we are smarter then that and the adds only confuse and get them to join a paid version of the software.
  3. cheapprick

    cheapprick Member

    That was a damn confusing post Shawners, but I think I get what you're saying.

    Personally, for some reason I can understand the use of some types of ads on sites. As long as they don't pop-up, or have questionable content, or link to scam sites, I don't see the big deal.

    In the case of scam sites, I know google allows people to filter specific ads that appear on their site.
  4. shawners

    shawners Hurt no more my son.

    this needs to go, if google wished to put ads here of file sharing sites, could put free ones, dvd, mp3 software.. And antivirus or something other then scam sites.

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  5. cheapprick

    cheapprick Member

    With the exception of the Limewire ad, I agree, they are all scam sites.

    Why don't you contact Jorge and ask him if he could try filtering those?
  6. Mels_Smileys45

    Mels_Smileys45 JabberZombie Established Member

    Scam sites pay the bills and free ones, well dont. Im all for getting rid of this junk but it aint gonna happen. They just blew the bank account on shirts so the money has to come from somewhere. Ethics be damned. Remember when cydor was at the top? That was beyond discussion. At least its not Gator is the only good thing I can say about that. thats coming next week.
  7. gamecock

    gamecock Member

    I can't remember if I did it through Adshield ( or if it was something I put in my HOSTS file, but I never see the Google ads anymore.

    Edited to add the following:

    Ok, I figured out what did the trick.

    1) Add the following entries to your HOSTS file (C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)

    2) Reboot your computer. The ads will be gone after you reboot.
  8. i guess i should have specified a little more clearly:

    the google ads im trying to get rid of are the ones that arent actual images. they are just frames with text and links in them. gamecock, i havn't rebooted yet, but i think it might work. we'll see.
  9. serrebi101

    serrebi101 Member

    those addresses work, no more google adds for me!
  10. shawners

    shawners Hurt no more my son.

    i dont mind the ads by google in which i removed. But it could be misleading to newcomers.. they see a little banner at the top that says it all and poof.. Id rather have it say useful and insightful websites that would help someone go farther.
  11. well, the the host file additions seemed to work, but im not 100% sure because i dont know for sure any sites that actually have the ads :s either way though, i went out of my way looking for them, and didnt find any. oh, and i already am using firefow w/ adblock. its so nice to have. i havnt seen a popup/popunder for months, nor banners. i did see a side ad today, but thanks to adblock, no more ads from that site.
  12. gamecock

    gamecock Member

    Just a little background on my understading of how these ads work:

    Keywords are taken from the page you're requesting and sent to Google. Google then returns cutomized links just for that page. For example: Say you're participating in a thread where the main topic is chocolate. You'll end up with a bunch of links to chocolate sellers.

    Obviously file sharing is the main topic on this board, so the links are all going to be file sharing links. Unfortunately, it's the rip-off artists who are purchasing these Google ads. Sure, we'd like to see "good" ads for spyware/adware-free stuff like Shareaza and Bittorrent up there. Won't happen because they are not paying Google the big bucks for these ad placements.

    The reason the HOSTS file trick works for the text links is that no information can be sent out to Google, thus no ads are returned.

    Best thing to do is just block 'em through your HOSTS file and not have your privacy invaded by Google.
  13. isus

    isus Member

    i prefer the google text ads to say, pop-ups or banners. still, i prefer no ads when compared to ads, but bandwidth and servers do cost money, so i would have to go with google text ads as being the least intrusive/offensive.
  14. Jorge

    Jorge Forum Admin Staff Member Administrator

    Yea, chris and i have talked about this, and frankly it really makes me mad to see these ads. We get all kinds of emails from members that think they baught the services through our site and want thier money back. wow noobs...

    i wish i had salesmen that could sell my ad space for me....

    ill see what i can do, i feel your pain and i know it looks bad. only so much time in the day...

    peace, jorge
  15. WRFan

    WRFan Member

    this is correct, although, I'd say, putting those addresses into webwasher or Proxomitron is way more comfortable than messing with da hosts file.

    Also, you might consider blocking the

    domain. since this is a secure protocol domain, you need an additional proxomitron script for ssl domains:

    [HTTP headers]
    In = FALSE
    Out = TRUE
    Key = "URL: [PA] Kill SSL with exceptions (Out)"
    Match = "https://$LST(AdSSL)"
    Replace = "\k"
    create a new list for this and put all domains in there.

    Also, to filter ALL contextual google ads (those above and to the right of the results), use this Proxomitron script (written by myself):

    Name = "Google Ads"
    Active = TRUE
    URL = "*googl*"
    Limit = 9000
    Match = "(<table cellpadding=3 cellspacing=0 border=0 height=40 width=100%><tr><td id=tpa|"
            "<table border=0 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=4 align=right width=20%>)"
            "(</font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table><tr>|(Anzeige|Ðåêëàìíàÿ ññûëêà)</font></td></tr></table>)|"
            "<table bgcolor=#ffffff * </font></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></td></tr></table>|"
            "<td align="center"><p><b></b> will find * <p style="color:#666666"> * </p>|"
            "<table cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="0" height="40" width="100%"> * </table> * <table cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="0" height="40" width="100%"> * </table>|"
            " "
            "<table class="ps" align="center" width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"> * </table>|"
            "<td width="50%" valign="top">\s"
            "<table align="center" width="200"> * <table class="ps" align="center" width="100%" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2"> * "
            "</table> * </tr>|"
            "(<a href=></a></td>|<tr>|)<td nowrap><font size=-1><a href=/advanced_search\?(num=100\&|)hl=de * "
            "<b>(Bildsuche|Image Search)</b>|"
            "<table cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><tr><td height=5><img alt="" width=1 height=1></td></tr></table> *"
            "<table cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><tr><td height=5><img alt="" width=1 height=1></td></tr></table>|"
            "<center> <font size=-1>  Das beste Suchwerkzeug seit der Erfindung von Google * </center>|"
            "<td rowspan=3 valign=top><a href=>"
            "<img src=images/web_logo_left.gif width=200 height=76 alt=" * " border=0></a></td>|"
            "<a href= * </a>|"
            "<center><a href=" * </a></center>|"
            "<img src=/images/res * </a>|"
            "<a href=http://adwords * Anzeige * </a>|"
            "function displayornot\(\){ * }|"
            "<a href=" * </a>|"
            "function ss\(w\) * }|"
            "function cs\(\) * }|"
            "<td align=right valign=top class=h><b>(Verzeichnis|Groups)</b></td>"
    this should kill absolutely ALL ads on and on . Tested with german, english and russian versions of google. tested on google itself, google groups and google directory with thousands of keywords. on my puter ALL ads are gone (using webwasher and proxomitron at the same time, proxomitron getting all information from webwasher, which functions as a local proxy for Proxomitron. Webwasher kills all requests from the domains mentioned above - like the googlesyndication etc. Proxomitron filters the source code, thus eradicating the contextual ads, which neither webwasher, nor the hosts file can filter).

    After adding my script to proxomitron, go to

    and you'll see the difference. all the ads should be gone
  16. nasrules

    nasrules PeerWebmaster

    The best way to run AdSense is on a site which doesn't have much scope for anything being able to be linked to some kind of scam, or to put the ad in a placeholder with text above it saying 'The below is merely an advert, not a recommendation' or something similar.
  17. crackerjacker

    crackerjacker Member

    google wars are pretty interesting.

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