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  Reply # 722280 24-Nov-2012 13:30
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Blockbuster reminds me of that southpark episode.... ;)




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  Reply # 722297 24-Nov-2012 14:37
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Gooseybhai:
Kyanar: Most likely because they use the same platform for their regional websites (Blockbuster used to have a presence here, for example) so they just wrote internationalisation into it from the start so they didn't have to later.

In terms of why you saw the ad, it is indeed because they use AdSense to fill quota - if you look at the UTM parameters on the Blockbuster site when you click the ad it kind of gives it away. Blockbuster, however, should be given a swift kick for failing to correctly target their campaign however, as there is a section in AdWords campaign manager allowing you to target to markets you actually operate in.


I see Blockbuster still has a presence in NZ.


I actually noticed that not long after posting, but didn't feel it was worth correcting (who still goes to a video store anyway right?!?)



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Kyanar:
Gooseybhai:
Kyanar: Most likely because they use the same platform for their regional websites (Blockbuster used to have a presence here, for example) so they just wrote internationalisation into it from the start so they didn't have to later.

In terms of why you saw the ad, it is indeed because they use AdSense to fill quota - if you look at the UTM parameters on the Blockbuster site when you click the ad it kind of gives it away. Blockbuster, however, should be given a swift kick for failing to correctly target their campaign however, as there is a section in AdWords campaign manager allowing you to target to markets you actually operate in.


I see Blockbuster still has a presence in NZ.


I actually noticed that not long after posting, but didn't feel it was worth correcting (who still goes to a video store anyway right?!?)


It wasn't long ago TradeMe wouldn't allow flash ads, they seem to have opened up quite a bit.

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  Reply # 722674 25-Nov-2012 20:02
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Have not read thread but about 3 months ago i noticed a change in the ads on trademe, they started including ads from a bunch of rubbish looking overseas scam sites 'this mum earns $800 a week for just 4 hours work' type thing' . I assume it gets them more money at the same time they increased fees :/

You would think because the ad was on trademe the comany could be trusted but that is not the case now, they don't care who advertises on their site.

And no I am not using any proxies or such

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  Reply # 722683 25-Nov-2012 20:23
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qwerty7: Have not read thread but about 3 months ago i noticed a change in the ads on trademe, they started including ads from a bunch of rubbish looking overseas scam sites 'this mum earns $800 a week for just 4 hours work' type thing' . I assume it gets them more money at the same time they increased fees :/

You would think because the ad was on trademe the comany could be trusted but that is not the case now, they don't care who advertises on their site.

And no I am not using any proxies or such


Yes I have noticed the quality of ads being displayed have been odd lately. Lots of obscure overseas shopping sites, which I would think compete with some of their own sellers.

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