It Was Awful, Disgusting, I hate It….and it happened here on AR !

It Was Awful, Disgusting, I hate It….and it happened here on AR !

I’d read his blog, actually a re-blog with a locally slanted intro. And it was good, but it was really late. I was beat. So I didn’t leave a comment.

That was last night. This morning I went back to it and started to read it again. And it happened. I was shocked!

I heard it and what I heard horrified me.

It was a commercial. An audio commercial. Ten to fifteen seconds long, for a common household product.

I was surprised. And I was shocked! Where had that come from? I did not roll over some link, even an invisible one. My hand was not even on the mouse.

I closed the blog and went back to the blog page (this was in AR.)

I opened the same blog and yup, it happened again, only this time is was a car commercial.

I tried someone else’s blog, nope, nothing. Went back to John’s and heard the commercial again. I did this test many times, many different ways. The same thing, an audio commercial, like a radio commercial, but very short and it did not repeat.

I was disgusted. I hate commercials on TV or the radio. I did not solicit them and don’t want them. It’s time wasted in my life.

Is this the future.? Am I going to be plagued by commercials every time I go on line? What a revolting idea.


I emailed John directly to let him know what was going on. I heard back from him fairly quickly. He didn’t know about it and want’s to get to the bottom of it.

If you are curious here’s the link to his blog:

If you go to it and don’t hear anything please let me know. I’ve been away all day and just checked now and it’s still ‘jingling’ away.



Update; (morning of the second day) 

Some of you have tried it and not experienced it. That may be due to the link that I posted but it is on John B. Joseph’s blog page; Montreal Rea Estate Listings.

They usually start 4 to 8 seconds after the page opens. (I guess that has to do with your browser and download speeds, etc.). They run once for about 10 or 12 seconds.

If you refresh the page or click on the blog link it will happen again. Sometimes the same commercial, sometimes a new one.

How would you feel about your potential clients being subjected to this?

What would be your impression of a site that foisted this upon you?


Original blog post on ActiveRain: Link to Blog Post