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Green Sand posed this question on Unthreaded, rather than getting responses mixed up with other Unthreaded topics I've put the question here

Question for BH expat regulars - do you use BBC online news?

If so do you see adverts? What sort of adverts? Question prompted by

Not particularly a 'Brexit' issue more an interest in what sort of ad campaigns, if any, the BeeB runs on its 'overseas' website

May 18, 2016 at 11:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

I'm currently getting a series of financial services for expats on the sidebar, the BBC equivalent of the Sidebar of Shame.and an advert in French as the banner advert from the UK Tourist Board or whatever they are called these days.

The sidebar Adverts says Ads By Google

The main advert link makes a good case for a holiday in the UK.

I suspect the Google Ads are the same ones I see elsewhere but I never click on them as I don't want the BBc to get any income from them. I made an exception today because of this question

May 18, 2016 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

Thanks Sandy, both for the answer and the move.

May 18, 2016 at 12:07 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Japan resident. I see no ads on the BBC website, but I use an ad-blocker. FWIW, the only time I've visited the BBC in the past few years was to listen to Desert Island Discs and I'm sorry I haven't a clue. Both are tightly restricted. I don't go to the BBC for news. Not trustable.

May 18, 2016 at 2:51 PM | Registered CommenterHector Pascal

I connected using Pirate Browse & Adblock OFF

IP was California, USA

Temps were in F, bottom page was link to "Autos"

Looked at a few news, travel and autos pages - no ads seen


May 18, 2016 at 7:25 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Question for BH expat regulars - do you use BBC online news?


May 18, 2016 at 10:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterMartin A

I look at exchange rates on the BBC a couple of times a month, no other news other than what I see getting to the exchange rates.

May 19, 2016 at 11:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS

A few months ago BBC pages changed to become more like the Daily Mail with a lot of click bait bits
I think that normal people are so thick that they prefer to click on videos rather than try to absorb a page of text.
I liked the old site much better, cos you could read the titles the photos get in the way

On My page I see
- Bottom - A block of titillating click bait videos
"More Videos from the BBC recommended to you by Outbrain"
- Another block of titillating click bait videos
"Elsewhere on BBC recommended to you by Outbrain
Videeo ad square "Sculptura Ardmore" Reeal Estate
- Headed "Features & Analysis"
- A BBC top 10
- "From Around the Web Promoted Content by by Outbrain"
- "Ads by Google"

UK Expat In Malaysia?
Discover How You Could Get A Better £70k+ Pension. Free Guide & Review!
Rare Images of Salman
The Best Photo Album of Salman Khan with Rare Personal & Family Pics.
Wichita State University
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I nevr click on the link and make a point of avoiding buying from companies which advertise there.

next page On the top a top banner appears from

Third page : IKEA top ad
then sidebar ad " Visit Tasmania"

Over to the Local News Pages
Top Ad : Zurich re
- The local news is now pretending not to compete with local newspapers
Instead of having an index block of story headlines, it is not all Put on one long page called LOCAL LIVE
5 female reporters and 1 male

May 20, 2016 at 11:29 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

"Instead of having an index block of story headlines, it is NOW all Put on one long page called LOCAL LIVE"

May 23, 2016 at 1:56 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Been having to increase my AdBlock "interference" steadily in the past months as more and more side bar and not particularily interesting or morally questionable clicables appeared. Tonight I can't get the Open Golf scores as the page whiteouts as soon as I scroll - unless AdBlock deactivated. Shame on you BBC . Plenty of other sites with that info unrestricted thankfully. Slowly weaning myself off BBC Sport.

Jul 15, 2016 at 12:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterViv Stringer

Viv Stringer
Funnily enough I have noticed an increase in adverts for ex-pats on the BBC sidebar.

Jul 15, 2016 at 7:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterSandyS