I’m doing an odd thing lately and I’m not sure when or how it started. I’m pretty much adsense blind on websites so it’s not an issue there, but I do tend to notice google ads if I’m doing a search on Google.
Instead of clicking an ad that I want to visit, I’m grabbing the url from the ad display, pasting it in my browser address bar and visiting the site directly. Without clicking the ad.
I guess I just want to save the advertiser some money. It’s definitely not a negative impulse on my part (ie. trying to screw Google). I’m not a Google fan, but that’s too lame even for me–trying to ‘teach them’ by not clicking an ad or two :lol:.
Really–I’m not 100% sure what’s motivating it or when it started, I do it without thinking. But I KNOW how much these guys are paying for clicks and I KNOW I’m probably just browsing/not buying–so I cut Google out on my way in to give the advertiser a break.
Wondering if I’m the only nutbar doing this?