View Full Version : Google Targeted Advertising

09-22-2009, 09:33 PM
I understand the need for the targeted advertising, and it's not glaring in your face overwhelming the rest of the page like so many other sites I've seen (and I even follow some of them on occasion, the ones that show up her actually do interest me sometimes).

I've noticed that sometimes it's very blatantly reading from the pages it loads - for example, when viewing my Gold entry for the lite challenge, I hve "Gold stocks" "Mining cables" and "Printable Treasure Maps".

I got to thinking about that, and now I'm wondering about something.

Whenever I load the main forum page, I get a link to a site with Private Bedwetting Solutions.

Is Google trying to tell me something??

[edit] I just tried it again, it still does it!

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09-22-2009, 09:36 PM
Coyotemax, just change the sheets and don't tell anyone! :P


09-22-2009, 09:55 PM
I get something different every time, right now I have links for car stuff and mechanics.

09-22-2009, 10:07 PM
I just got the bedwetting thing on THIS page too. you must have brought in yourself CM. :)

09-22-2009, 10:13 PM
Maybe the google is run by jocks and bullies now and they're calling us all wimps :) Wait, I'm a jock. Hrm, now I'm confused.

09-23-2009, 05:45 AM
Well, Ascension is into cars and he gets links to cars... ;)

Seriously, I'm just getting GPS and map solutions at the mo. But the things are definitely nosey. :(

Steel General
09-23-2009, 06:32 AM
Not sure I get different stuff all the time or not, I pretty much just 'tune that stuff out'.

09-23-2009, 06:52 AM
i come straight to forums and don;t see any ads??????

09-23-2009, 08:15 AM
as a donor you likely don't see them

09-23-2009, 05:24 PM
I go straight to forums and I donate cos I like this place and I run adblock and never see ads anywhere. Anyone who wants my script is welcome - though you have to be a donor :D

09-24-2009, 04:54 AM
I just see one line of them right at the top of the page above the CG logo. They're no problem.

09-24-2009, 09:32 AM
Ads are at the bottom and top of every page, and I turned off image ads, because I hate them. I don't want my ads here to be too annoying. I will probably be changing ad campaigns soon though, but I haven't fully looked into the solutions yet, but I will insist on them continuing to be unobtrusive.

Currently, donors still see ads...They're such a minor part of the site, that I didn't see the need to have any reason to turn them off for anyone. If they were showing up like interstitially or between posts, then I wuld make them go away for donors. If there's any bad or offensive ads showing up, let me know and I'll nuke em.

09-24-2009, 10:31 AM
i see them now at the top....and yeah, Bedwetting Girls...makes it sound like a PRON site or something for watersports fetists. 0_o :?:

09-24-2009, 03:40 PM
Don't get me wrong, i wasn't complaining, I completely understand why they are there. And in fact some of them do interest me.

I was just amused at the bedwetting one and wondering how that ended up on the list. Seemed like a conspiracy at first :D