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Kudos0

Advertising Really?

If you use Norton Toolbar and Facebook I am sure you've seen this. When you use the Share button on the toolbar. For example if you share to Facebook. It'll advertise Norton Identity Safe. Is this really necessary? Isn't there a better way for Symantec to advertise products.

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Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x

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Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?

If you use Norton Toolbar and Facebook I am sure you've seen this. When you use the Share button on the toolbar. For example if you share to Facebook. It'll advertise Norton Identity Safe. Is this really necessary? Isn't there a better way for Symantec to advertise products.

Screenshot:

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x
Kudos2 Stats

Re: Advertising Really?

Hi SGFC,

I don't use the Share but I'll bet there is something like a reciprocal agreement in place between Facebook and Norton.  Facebook link is on the NTB and Norton is advertised on Facebook - cheap ads for both that way! 

Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?


yank wrote:

Hi SGFC,

I don't use the Share but I'll bet there is something like a reciprocal agreement in place between Facebook and Norton.  Facebook link is on the NTB and Norton is advertised on Facebook - cheap ads for both that way! 


I think that is what it is. ^^

The strange part is that it didn't start doing that until today. It must've been some update that made it start posting Norton Identity Safe on Facebook. Bah! I remember when Norton use to fight internet ads. I think it was Norton Anti-Virus 2004 and older that use to block internet ads on web pages.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x
Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?


SGFC wrote:
The strange part is that it didn't start doing that until today. It must've been some update that made it start posting Norton Identity Safe on Facebook. Bah! I remember when Norton use to fight internet ads. I think it was Norton Anti-Virus 2004 and older that use to block internet ads on web pages.

LOL - isn't it amazing the ads show up on Facebok on the day after the night of the update to be able to disable the Share button shows up??? 

Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?


yank wrote:

SGFC wrote:
The strange part is that it didn't start doing that until today. It must've been some update that made it start posting Norton Identity Safe on Facebook. Bah! I remember when Norton use to fight internet ads. I think it was Norton Anti-Virus 2004 and older that use to block internet ads on web pages.

LOL - isn't it amazing the ads show up on Facebok on the day after the night of the update to be able to disable the Share button shows up??? 


Yes.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x
Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?

In most cases, when users post to Facebook through an app, the notation will be "via <app name>", so what you are seeing is the way that these things are normally displayed on Facebook.

Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?


SendOfJive wrote:

In most cases, when users post to Facebook through an app, the notation will be "via <app name>", so what you are seeing is the way that these things are normally displayed on Facebook.


I know, but at first this Share button wasn't considered an app. It was just a button to share things. Now they've turned it into an app. So they can post the app name.

I guess it's back to manually posting stuff.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x
Kudos0

Re: Advertising Really?

I know what I say here probably doesn't matter much. What's been decided is.

But I noticed if you make two posts from the Norton Safe Share app/button. You have this giant icon advertising Norton Safe Share. I mean the tiny little thing beside the status like in the above picture is okay. But this thing I am seeing is the size of a desktop shortcut icon.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.15.x

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