[FOR THE RECORD: We still love Mashable. ;O) ]
So this is the 4th consecutive time (in 10 days) I’m receiving enough ads to push the content way down the page but if that wasn’t annoying enough I’ve been hit with a double whammy… would you believe it?… a delayed pop up…
Just when I had scrolled far enough past the Ad Fest to the article I wanted to read, I got this:
And if I scroll back up the page you can see I still have the big offender:
I’m guessing this particular advertising campaign refreshes its cookies every 24 hours. So how many days on the trot are they going to show me this ad?
So what does Google consider “persistent” behaviour and will their army of human testers deem this to be an enjoyable user experience?
I’m not suggesting for a moment that I think Mashable will ever fall fowl of Google. Even if they maintained an ad campaign like this for a month, my gut feeling would be that their Authoritative might (and a few other factors) would override any negative flags raised by poor reports of user experience.
So to celebrate todays Advertising vs Content continuation, we’ve revisted the infinite cornucopia of creative brilliance that is Chalermphol from HueBucket.com
Will GooPLA (Google Page Layout Algorithm) ever kick in on Mashable?
Let us know in the comments…