Better advertising

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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
17,602
Philadelphia
Is it just me, or did the last forum update result in better than usual advertising?

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I mean, I like Rockford Chimney and SuperCedars as much as the next guy, but this is far more entertaining.
 

webfish

Hearth.com LLC
Staff member
Oct 18, 2013
1,722
Minnesota
Google. We block by categories such as drugs, sex, politics, etc....Some get through.
 
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webfish

Hearth.com LLC
Staff member
Oct 18, 2013
1,722
Minnesota
It is a combination. But majority is your browsing.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
17,602
Philadelphia
Or is it a reflection of other browsing done on your machine? Targeted for you?
Yeah, that's what you would think! But this is appearing on a brand new business machine with no Google or other profile associated with it. On my home machine, I do get targeted ads, but they're all crap for fixing various "old house" problems or tractors. I honestly wish I had time to make that sort of browsing my hobby. ;lol
 
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Shank

Member
May 21, 2022
90
Ohio
I largely get ads for Bra's... I have targeted ads turned off so it has nothing to do with search history.

"Ad personalization is off. Google showed this ad based on general factors like:
  • The time of day
  • The website you're on
  • Your general location (like your country or city)"
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
17,602
Philadelphia
Bras are more fun to look at than auto parts, anyway.

v--- staring at an Advance Auto Parts ad, right now.
 
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Shank

Member
May 21, 2022
90
Ohio
Bras are more fun to look at than auto parts, anyway.

v--- staring at an Advance Auto Parts ad, right now.
It's tough to determine which one leads to more headache, fixing the car or....
 
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