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Salesforce Heretic » 2006 » September

September 6, 2006

The AppExchange…

Filed under: Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 10:32 am

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In my last post I basically ripped apart an SFDC AppExchange advertising campaign as being overly obtrusive and obnxcious.

Gareth Davies followed up with an excellent blog entry on his “Where’s the Upside?” blog. It’s a great read, and he raises some excellent points:

How can partners sell their new products to end-users? In the B2C market it’s easy. They guy using the product has the power to purchase and install it. No-one else is involved, in B2B that’s not the same.

If you haven’t read it, go take it for a read, well worth a few mintes of time.

I had a reply to his post I was going to place on his blog, until I realized just how long and varied it got and thought I’d express it here as well. (more…)

September 4, 2006

Pet Peeve - Obtrusive Ads…

Filed under: Howto, Code, Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 9:53 pm

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I don’t know about most people but I tend to go quite a long way to block pop-up, pop-under, roll-in, roll-out, roll-over, auto-click, and other obtrusive, annoying kinds of advertising seen around the ‘net. I also don’t know quite when SFDC decided to put one on the home page after you log-in either…. I’m not one to stand for things that really annoy the living hell out of me, especially when they get in the way of clicking the too-often-used Setup link. (Admittedly I should Bookmark the thing but….) So instead of, well, raising my concerns with SFDC, I took matters into my own hands. Here’s the ad, read on to see how to disable it.

SFDC AdExchange, er AppExchange
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