Overlaying ads on results are annoying, not helpful.

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I was searching for an actor's name, that's all, when suddenly a huge ad, right in front of the top 5 results, fades into existence and starts playing with no clear way to close it, forcing me to wait until it finally closed itself 30 seconds later. I don't know about you, but that's intrusive and disrespectful to those who contribute on this site.
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Bram Alexander Borger-Johnson

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Hi Bram,

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback regarding ads on our site. 

Please keep in mind that IMDb.com is a free service: our advertisers help us to continue providing you with great movie information, and thanks to them we can keep offering our popular service for free and continually improve our site with new content and features.

Make sure that your browser is configured to accept cookies, which are used to detect whether you've already been shown a particular ad. If you repeatedly get the same ad whenever you open a new page or click on a link, enabling cookies and restarting your browser should take care of the problem.

Thanks,
Claire
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Bram Alexander Borger-Johnson

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Claire, while I understand that, I can't understand placing ads, directly, on top of the search results, where someone is the most likely to click on it, accidentally, just trying to get to the page they wish to get to. The boarders are fine, that box in the corner is fine, even covering half of the results width wise would be better than what I experienced. Or at the very least put a close button in the corner like most ads of this nature.
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Hi Bram,

Please know that each of the ads of this type do have a "Close" icon. Please see "X" circled in red in the screenshot below:


If you've encountered an ad which does not include a "Close" icon, please provide us with further details regarding the ad, including a screenshot if possible.
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Bram Alexander Borger-Johnson

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I will do so in the future, as it appears the ad that caused this seemed to have run its course (some kind of tv show on abc that had to do with a wedding invitation, that's all I remember).