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Offline cinisajoy

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Ads at the bottom of the posts.
« on: July 26, 2014, 01:17:57 PM »
Are your ads targeted to the specific poster?
I noticed when I went to straight talk, I now get straight talk ads.  Same thing with net 10.  How do I tell the ads I was paying my bills and that I already use them.

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Re: Ads at the bottom of the posts.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 01:30:05 PM »
They're targeted to you, Cin, based on your recent webbish travels. I got a lot of white water rafting ads right after I took a rafting trip. Right now I'm getting a lot of back-to-school stuff.
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Re: Ads at the bottom of the posts.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 03:15:47 PM »
That explains it thanks. 
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,216185.msg3013849.html#new

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Re: Ads at the bottom of the posts.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 04:34:17 PM »
The ads are served up by Google based on the cookies/tokens stored on your computer.  I've been getting things for Galesburg, IL (we travelled through there on our trip).

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Re: Ads at the bottom of the posts.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 12:35:57 PM »
The system of selecting ads for the viewer has a rather slow reaction time. Back in July, I did a few web searches to find moving companies, hired one for my move, and haven't done any similar searches since. But even as I was preparing to reply to this thread, I saw an ad for "all my sons" movers on KB!    :o

I realize Harvey and KB have no control over the service, but I thought it was kind of funny!

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2015, 03:04:52 PM »
I use Firefox with the Adblocker Plus plugin and it blocks about 90 of those ads. It also has filter preferences for ads that manage to get through and you dont want.