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On Monday, the company posted a strikingly candid note on Facebook informing its followers that it would soon be deactivating its Facebook page due to two problems it encountered on the website: It discovered that a vast majority of the advertisements it was running on Facebook were being clicked on by bots — or automated computer programs, not real users. This is an issue because Facebook charges a company higher prices for advertising space based on the number of clicks a company’s ads receive.
Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
I see this hurting Facebook and all online proxies who sell or depend on pay-per-click ads.
I guess this one of the big things we don't think about much here online. Is that a person or a computer talking to us or did my website really get 40,000 hits yesterday?
Originally posted by Taggart
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I agree with you, I wasn't debating from a pro-Advertisement stance, I was just saying it's mainly only big
business to those selling it. I gave a small story above with my spur of the moment "lets just see what happens" advertising campaign.
I'm sure they were just your thoughts in general on the matter and not mainly aimed at me.
I agree on all your points, I do not see adverts when online, I just do not see them, blanked out from years of browsing. Maybe there is a business model for those people who are using the internet for the first time.
We don't see adverts but we also don't fall for African lottery schemes and the like.