Marriott.com using pop-unders

Old Jul 21, 19, 9:11 pm
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Marriott.com using pop-unders

I was just searching on marriott.com, and the search engine created a pop-under (with completely unrelated properties to boot). Pop-unders are an abomination, and it's sad to see Marriott resorting to such abusive tactics.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I was just searching on marriott.com, and the search engine created a pop-under (with completely unrelated properties to boot). Pop-unders are an abomination, and it's sad to see Marriott resorting to such abusive tactics.
Iíve been getting these since I first had to start using Marriott.com instead of SPG.com. I assumed everyone had!
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Old Jul 22, 19, 5:56 am
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Probably just another way they are generating some revenue with ads. Agree it is abhorrent.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 8:55 pm
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I've not seen any pop-unders but I heavily filter my internet. I remember back a few years ago Marriott, Hilton, and others used to have Roomkey.com pop-unders, but not sure if they're still using those or not.

Good: Ś∂bl0Ák Plus: http://www.adblockplus.org (FT censored the name, so I had to get creative)
Better: Brave web browser: http://www.brave.com
Best: Pi-Hole: http://pi-hole.net
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Old Jul 22, 19, 9:11 pm
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The pop-unders I was getting not third-party advertising, they were for Marriott properties. Basically, they were pushing properties far from my search area. They must have changed their technology, because I previously had them blocked and they just started for me. Fortunately, I've been able to disable them using the "plugin that you are not allowed to talk about on FT".
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Old Jul 22, 19, 10:42 pm
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I'm starting to think the horribleness of Marriott.com is by design. Do they really have such a low opinion of their customer base to pull all this off? Or is their overall customer base that unsavvy to not notice or push back?
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