There's no shortage of folk looking to exploit the web topic du jour. In June, as Iran teetered on the brink of revolution, UK furniture retailer Habitat started Tweeting houseware ads tagged with words like "Iran" and "Mousavi." Just this week, Black Hat SEOs leapt at the chance to push scareware sites onto the wave of searches …
and people cannot understand why ad blockers are soooo popular
A holly stake through their heart and their Partners/Customers.
Or possibly a bonfire.
It is spam.
If the ad or the product being advertised has nothing to do with the subject referenced in the tag, it is SPAM, plain and simple. This is why search engines stopped using the <meta name="keywords" content="blah, blah, blah"> tags in the first place, because spammers put all sorts of words that were not relevant to the site in there. This is no different.
And it is why I will continue using AdBlock. Until these fuckers get the bloody message.
...I can't tell the difference between the drivle produced by the ad agencys and the shite spouted by the twatters.
Both self promoting noise that I'd rather be without.
Whats next years pointless fad btw, I know it usually not the one the BBC are banging on about every 5 minutes.