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Zickos 02-26-2013 08:46 PM

Is it me, or....... advertising
 
Is anyone else having this issue? After starting a thread on Bosso drum sticks recently, I have noticed that about one in six (or so) ads on my part of the website are for them. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it me or are they doing a lot of advertising? It's not offensive because I would really like to try a pair.

x_25 02-26-2013 08:50 PM

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It's called targeted advertiseing. They track what you are viewing and what pages you have visited and use that to adjust the ads you see.

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 08:56 PM

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It's targeted advertising. Whatever you put into Google or type often gets latched onto by cookies (delicious delicacies - sorry - small data packets from websites) and relevant advertising is sent to you. Right now, somebody is trying to sell me a Fiat 500 (fat chance, I love my Fiesta) and a Dell laptop (fat chance, I'm definitely a Mac guy). It's not always spot-on!

keep it simple 02-26-2013 09:00 PM

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I've genuinely never been on a dating site in my life, not even out of curiosity, yet I'm frequently insulted with "senior dating" site ad's, & all manor of ageist crap from funeral savings schemes & other stuff that offers me a free clock radio! The latest one informs me that "Debbie is just 3 miles away", You gotta be kidding - right. Have you seen Debbie? :( :( :(

x_25 02-26-2013 09:49 PM

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I seem to get ads for sales on womens clothing and undergarments in perticular (no idea, I don't really even look at porn which is the only thing that I could think of that may get those), recording gear (on gearslutz a lot so... yeah) and the spanish version of optmum online (no idea).

dmacc 02-26-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113593)
I've genuinely never been on a dating site in my life, not even out of curiosity, yet I'm frequently insulted with "senior dating" site ad's, & all manor of ageist crap from funeral savings schemes & other stuff that offers me a free clock radio! The latest one informs me that "Debbie is just 3 miles away", You gotta be kidding - right. Have you seen Debbie? :( :( :(

This is too funny....................

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113593)
I've genuinely never been on a dating site in my life, not even out of curiosity, yet I'm frequently insulted with "senior dating" site ad's, & all manor of ageist crap from funeral savings schemes & other stuff that offers me a free clock radio! The latest one informs me that "Debbie is just 3 miles away", You gotta be kidding - right. Have you seen Debbie? :( :( :(

Don't worry Andy. It's not personal. I get these too...

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-26-2013 10:31 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113593)
I've genuinely never been on a dating site in my life, not even out of curiosity, yet I'm frequently insulted with "senior dating" site ad's........... The latest one informs me that "Debbie is just 3 miles away", You gotta be kidding - right. Have you seen Debbie? :( :( :(

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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113613)
Don't worry Andy. It's not personal. I get these too...

How funny. I'm getting exactly the same thing. Bombarded with mature age dating site banners. I wondered what was up and what I may have been looking at that prompted them into thinking I wanna meet lonely old divorcees. I already have one wife.......one is most definitely enough for any man. I know I'm not actively seeking another one. What the hell would I want suffer twice the grief for?

wildbill 02-26-2013 10:42 PM

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A while back, on another forum, someone posted a link to a google site. The site let you view the profile they had on you.
I can't find the link anymore though - they must have pulled it.

keep it simple 02-26-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by dmacc (Post 1113611)
This is too funny....................

it would be if they weren't relentless, & timed perfectly so my wife can see them. Not only do they bombard me with females that need a good ironing, I have to protest my browsing innocence to "she who shall be obeyed"!

Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113613)
Don't worry Andy. It's not personal. I get these too...

Debbie's three miles away from you too? ;) Man, she gets around a bit!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 1113615)
I already have one wife.......one is most definitely enough for any man. I know I'm not actively seeking another one. What the hell would I want suffer twice the grief for?

A most valid point, but one that's completely lost on Mrs Simple.

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Originally Posted by wildbill (Post 1113616)
A while back, on another forum, someone posted a link to a google site. The site let you view the profile they had on you.
I can't find the link anymore though - they must have pulled it.

Now that's worth finding, although I'd probably be horrified at a dispassionate profile creation of me.

oldrockdrummer 02-26-2013 11:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113593)
I've genuinely never been on a dating site in my life, not even out of curiosity, yet I'm frequently insulted with "senior dating" site ad's, & all manor of ageist crap from funeral savings schemes & other stuff that offers me a free clock radio! The latest one informs me that "Debbie is just 3 miles away", You gotta be kidding - right. Have you seen Debbie? :( :( :(

I get the same sort of thing. maybe its age group? I don't know if your this old or not I am 53.
Hey you think that's the same Debbie that did Dallas lol

keep it simple 02-26-2013 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by oldrockdrummer (Post 1113626)
I get the same sort of thing. maybe its age group? I don't know if your this old or not I am 53.
Hey you think that's the same Debbie that did Dallas lol

I'm 52, & as far as I can make out, this particular Debbie never did anything. It would seem they believe there's a "different" standard of attractiveness in a rural area :( Perhaps Google know I like "The Grateful Dead"!!!!

larryz 02-26-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by dmacc (Post 1113611)
This is too funny....................

I'll second that. Good one! Clock radios were wildly expensive in the late 1970s. I recall like $79.99 or soemthing like that. Of course I had to have one. Everyone did. The iClockRadio of the times. You could even set the alarm clock to play music instead of an annoying buzzer to wake you up! :)

keep it simple 02-26-2013 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by larryz (Post 1113630)
I'll second that. Good one! Clock radios were wildly expensive in the late 1970s. I recall like $79.99 or soemthing like that. Of course I had to have one. Everyone did. The iClockRadio of the times. You could even set the alarm clock to play music instead of an annoying buzzer to wake you up! :)

Yes, & then there was the Rolls Royce of all bedside accoutrements, the 'Golbin Teasmade". Of course, Goblin was morphed to Gobbling & the poor device was consigned to the smutty joke history book.

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 11:44 PM

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Debbie is three miles from me. That might put her in the River Thames (insert filthy joke here). Now I like older women (and one or two in particular) but 'Debbie' is rather pushing the matter.

keep it simple 02-26-2013 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113637)
Now I like older women (and one or two in particular) but 'Debbie' is rather pushing the matter.

Methinks Debbie is pushing up the daisys ;)

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113639)
Methinks Debbie is pushing up the daisys ;)

Used to know a girl called Daisy.

Yeah...

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-26-2013 11:49 PM

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Apparently she's only three miles from me too. That would mean there's only 6 miles seperating all of us. Disney was right. It really is a small world after all!!

keep it simple 02-26-2013 11:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 1113642)
Apparently she's only three miles from me too. That would mean there's only 6 miles seperating all of us. Disney was right. It really is a small world after all!!

Right, that's it - we need to get to the bottom of this Debbie character. See if you can all take a screenshot of this "babe" so we can compare & see if she really can spread it as wide as Pocket suggests ;) ;) ;)

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 11:55 PM

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Unfortunately, everyone seems to be trying to sell me Fiats, Minis or credit rating agencies. Debbie is absent currently!

Pocket-full-of-gold 02-26-2013 11:57 PM

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Debbie's on to us. Now everytime I click, I'm getting advertising for cruise ships, Virgin airlines and other holiday related material.......I wonder if I'm meant to take Debbie with me?

BacteriumFendYoke 02-26-2013 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 1113648)
Debbie's on to us. Now everytime I click, I'm getting advertising for cruise ships, Virgin airlines and other holiday related material.......I wonder if I'm meant to take Debbie with me?

It's gone to Toyota now. They really think I need to get a new car. Idiots.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-27-2013 12:23 AM

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I also Googled the sticks but they were too expensive with shipping to bother. Now I see a ton of ads with the stick plastered on the screen.

oldrockdrummer 02-27-2013 02:53 PM

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Just clicked on St. Louis area 40+ dating and got a sale video with Lisa. She didn't say a thing about Debbie.

tamadrm 02-28-2013 12:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113628)
I'm 52, & as far as I can make out, this particular Debbie never did anything. It would seem they believe there's a "different" standard of attractiveness in a rural area :( Perhaps Google know I like "The Grateful Dead"!!!!

Debbie goes to family reunions to meet new guys.Hey...it's the cousin you know right vs the brother you don't.

This is in a county where the most confusing day of the year is Fathers day,and the county motto is "Yes ...we have electricity"

Nothin' like a pick up truck in the front yard on cinder clocks that doubles as a planter to grown chewin' tabakee.

Warm weather dental ,AKA Summa teeth.Praise him...and pass the ammunition and bring yer own banjo and guit box,and don't fergit yer two barrel shoot twice gun,for the annuwal squirrel and possum hunting competshun.

Winner gits a new fishin pole,and a jug of uncle Lesters shine....fresh made, hear.

Some of you think that people like this don't exist.........they do

Steve B

BacteriumFendYoke 02-28-2013 03:04 AM

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Originally Posted by tamadrm (Post 1113931)
Debbie goes to family reunions to meet new guys.Hey...it's the cousin you know right vs the brother you don't.

This is in a county where the most confusing day of the year is Fathers day,and the county motto is "Yes ...we have electricity"

Nothin' like a pick up truck in the front yard on cinder clocks that doubles as a planter to grown chewin' tabakee.

Warm weather dental ,AKA Summa teeth.Praise him...and pass the ammunition and bring yer own banjo and guit box,and don't fergit yer two barrel shoot twice gun,for the annuwal squirrel and possum hunting competshun.

Winner gits a new fishin pole,and a jug of uncle Lesters shine....fresh made, hear.

Some of you think that people like this don't exist.........they do

Steve B

Christ, I had no idea you lived in Romford!

Jeff Almeyda 02-28-2013 03:37 AM

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The next level of targeted advertising is going to be an electronic sign that will recognize the type of person that you are and show you an ad targeted just for you. That could be pretty embarrassing.

"Try our new low-cal pizza!"
"Would you like a free sample of our acne cure?"
"Lonely and lovely Asian women await you!"

Oh yes, the future...

porter 02-28-2013 06:50 AM

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I see those Boso ads everywhere too! One time I visited a Mexican restaurant's website for nutritional info (or lack thereof) and for 3 straight days all I saw was Taco Bell ads. No, I don't want to the new Doritos Burrito Crunch Wrap!

Hopefully it doesn't get as bad as this...

Swexx 02-28-2013 12:17 PM

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I see ads from Sweden's fascist party (Sverigedemokraterna) all over Facebook and the internet. Not sure where they got that from...

bobdadruma 02-28-2013 01:29 PM

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I visited Verizon.com a few weeks ago just to update my bookmarks on my new computer. I have been seeing phone ads ever since.
The same thing happened after I visited the Apple.com site to order the computer.
I already bought the computer and I am still seeing the ads two weeks later.

tamadrm 02-28-2013 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113971)
Christ, I had no idea you lived in Romford!

Actually I live in Staten Island,which does have an area or two where incest is best and marrying your step brother or cousin is not unheard of..It's not confined to rural southern states,and I guess,not confined to the US either.LOL

Just how do the Royals maintain a Royal bloodline anyway?

Steve B

Daisy 03-01-2013 12:40 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113640)
Used to know a girl called Daisy.

Yeah...

Somebody call ?

I know about targetted advertising. I just bought a new cooker after researching online. Now I'm bombarded with images of cookers. I BOUGHT ONE ALREADY !!

So I've been wracking my brains for months trying to think what on earth I could have been Googling to bring up "those" ads. I thought perhaps it was advertising my services (DRUMMING SERVICES) on muso sites using a certain six letter word beginning with "m" that means not so young any more, and another six letter word beginnging with "f" that denotes my gender. (See, I'm so paranoid, I am not going to use those words anywhere, just in case).

keep it simple 03-01-2013 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Daisy (Post 1114238)
So I've been wracking my brains for months trying to think what on earth I could have been Googling to bring up "those" ads.

Please tell me Debbie isn't three miles from you too, lol!!!!

I'm guessing "those" ads work on a very basic demographic. Said "service" provider asks for their ads to be targeted at males over 50 for example. From that point out, they're just playing the numbers.

Pocket-full-of-gold 03-01-2013 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1114242)
Said "service" provider asks for their ads to be targeted at males over 50 for example.

Hey !!!!!!

Only half right.

Mad About Drums 03-01-2013 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 1113644)
Right, that's it - we need to get to the bottom of this Debbie character. See if you can all take a screenshot of this "babe" so we can compare & see if she really can spread it as wide as Pocket suggests ;) ;) ;)

. . .

keep it simple 03-01-2013 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold (Post 1114244)
Hey !!!!!!

Only half right.

WHAT!!! & all this time you had that bloke vibe going on! Wow, that's a shocker mate ;)

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Originally Posted by Mad About Drums (Post 1114250)
. . .

Trust me Henri, that's nothing like the Debbie that's supposedly 3 miles from me, but compared to your image, she's certainly a universe away :)

5678...procrastinate 03-01-2013 01:52 AM

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Debbie is upset.
She is miss-understood.
In her original 'lonely hearts' ad, she thought that she had typed:

" Debbie is only three smiles away "

[ Oops ]

criz p. critter 03-02-2013 08:04 PM

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It's NOT you. It's Google.
Google is evil.
Google is the devil hisself.
Welcome to the Brave New World.

GRUNTERSDAD 04-01-2013 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by BacteriumFendYoke (Post 1113613)
Don't worry Andy. It's not personal. I get these too...

I get five bucks for everyone I recommend. 8+)

wildbill 04-01-2013 11:21 PM

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I found the URL I referred to in post #9.
It looks different now, but you can get an idea of what they're pegging you as, and supposedly you can remove stuff.

Looks like you can also 'opt out' (on the left hand side.
Try here:

www.google.com/ads/preferences


(hope that works for you all)


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