PCA did send me an email and I guess others about these new adverts. Have to say they are a clever little idea, and because you can't see where you are going to I've clicked on a few just out of interest to see which companies have gone for which words.
They seem to be a similar thing to the AOL Keywords that have been around for a while. Is this the shape of things to come?
this was posted yesterday by fe..Forum Editor Wed, 16.04.03 | 19:13 The green lines are perfectly harmless and infinitely better than the pop-ups that provoke so much irritation. If you click on the green-lined word you'll see a product related to it. If you don't want to see the advertising don't click the word.
Time and time again I've made the point that this site needs advertising revenue if it is to survive. It's the real world, like it or not, and we think that this method will be as inoffensive as advertising could be.
If you must make a point of blocking all advertsing you'll soon be without any worthwhile resources on the Internet. People aren't going to spend days and weeks of their time and thousands of pounds of their money developing valuable Internet resources for no return - anyone who did that would be out of business in no time.