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robwod
04-08-2002, 03:06 PM
Hi folks. Earlier today I received a solicitation for one of our popular modeling related sites from AADCOM.com

Apparently these people now offer what they call Extreme Targeting. That is, they have managed to install some program on, according to their website, more than 11 million computers since November 8, 2001. (most likely through one of the file sharing programs, but I have not verified this)

The solicitation I received is as follows:

--------------- Begin Scumware Solicitation ---------------
I saw your website on Yahoo.com! I am not sure if I have the right email address but maybe you could lead me to the right person.

We now have an Extreme Targeting Advertising program that can send people interested in modeling to you. Your site will be seen first when people interested in modeling go to <popular site 1>, <popular site 2> and <popular site 3>. We can include other high traffic race sites. I think your business is perfect for this. See
http://www.aadcom.com/etadvertisingstep1.htm What do you think?

Sincerely,

--------------- End Scumware Solicitation ---------------

Just so you know, I deliberately edited out the site URL's since, even though all are legitimate competitor's websites, the nature of these sites may be deemed as unsuitable for minors.

However, it certainly appears that AADCOM has joined the ranks of other unethical firms in interfering with an individual's right to earn a living. <sigh> Yet another one on the list of places I refuse to do business with.

Steve_S
04-08-2002, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the post.

Here is a page which I think illustrates what they do:

http://www.aadcom.com/extremetargetdemo.htm

We may even have members who are affiliates. See:

http://www.geekvillage.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9314

robwod
04-08-2002, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the thread links Steve.

However, and please correct me if I am wrong, but I see little difference in Gator poping up a competitor's ad banner over my existing ad banners, or TopText extracting my visitors via context overlays to my competitors, or AADCOM popping up an actual ad window on my site to a competitor's site.

Certainly I hope my competitor's would not want to be associated with a company such as AADCOM. Heck, I refer visitors to my competitor's sites for answers to questions that I sometimes am unable to answer myself. I fear the integrity and reputations of the honest online small businessman are getting tarnished and painted with the same wide brush as a direct result of all these overly aggressive ad companies. It is astounding the levels to which some of these types of businesses will go for short terms returns.

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