CLEAR Ads on FT

Old Oct 29, 07, 10:32 pm
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CLEAR Ads on FT

I know FT has to make money, but does anyone find it interesting how the CLEAR banner ads are appearing in the TS/S forum - one of the most hostile audiences for their marketing dollars.
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Old Oct 29, 07, 10:46 pm
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I use Firefox with AdblockPlus. However, when I log in I see the Google Analytics page being called, so it does not surprise me that CLEAR gets presented - Google Analytics would see the TS&S and use those as keywords to pull the CLEAR ads.
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Old Oct 30, 07, 12:46 am
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What are these CLEAR ads? what do they refer to?
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Old Oct 30, 07, 7:57 am
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I've got Firefox and ABP as well, I don't see the ads.

But in a general sense, CLEAR advertising on FT, even the TS/S forum does makes sense. Partially because I don't think everybody clicks on every single link, anyway.

There are different usage styles on this board, IMHO. Personally, I don't click on every single link....based on the apparent topic and/or, frankly, who the OP might be. Obviously, YMMV on what individual clicks on what.

Then there's the people who come into this forum just to check on a permissible item or vent about a bad TSA experience.

Money not very well spent by CLEAR, but I don't think Randy went out and asked them "Would you like to advertise in a forum that thinks you're a rip-off?"
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Old Oct 30, 07, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by UALOneKPlus View Post
What are these CLEAR ads? what do they refer to?
They're advertising the CLEAR service - pay a large sum of money, hand over your personal and biometric data to a private company with dubious interest in protecting your data, and then skip the regular security line, but still be subject to regular security screening.

Translation: Pay to use the 'Elite style' line.
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