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Most Appropriate/Inappropriate/Funniest TMC Banner Ad's

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by NigelM, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm in this business... We call them stalker ads. It started on Google, and Bing is doing it now too. Essentially a cookie is set with various sites you visit (placed usually by the company, or affiliates to the company), and if you start to look at watches say at Amazon (wish lists etc), then as you move to other sites Google will start to place watch ads in front of you. Normally the cookies are set for 30 days. Then if you end up buying the watch somewhere, the last affiliate advertiser gets the credit for the click through. And ROI is proven for the ad spend.

    So by sharing these ads, we kind know what your into here! ;)
     
  2. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    This thread is hilarious!

    I got one in spanish, but I never visit spanish language sites.
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  3. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Ditto Spanish. I thought it was funny too.
     
  4. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    #24 SCW-Greg, Aug 16, 2012
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    YEAH! This isn't me. Maybe it thinks so, bc I'm on this and the TM site a fair amount these days. LOL



    EDIT: Hey, I think I finally found the car I want (and I don't have to wait)... It's a Buick! My local dealer says...

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  5. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Yep, worked for me (except I didn't bother closing the browse). All I get is hotels and beaches now - which is a vast improvement over the "Meet Asian Ladies" I was getting before - and my Asian Lady wife doesn't approve of ;-)
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    I opted out with Google long ago from all my devices:

    Ads Preferences Manager

    So, when I do go for the full browser experience instead of Tapatalk, I seem to get EV/charging/solar stuff mostly given the TMC site itself.
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    So I tried this but entered the search word "boing" just for the hell of it and I got this as a banner ad:

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    Cookie monster having a bad day?
     
  8. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Here's a good one:

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    How did they know??
     
  9. hcsharp

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    I only started paying attention to the banners when this thread opened. Mostly I get Toyota, Ford trucks, GMC trucks, Chevy Volt, and auto insurance. But just now I got a pretty funny one for a married man! Trust me, I've never searched for anything related to this!

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  10. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Ooh, ooh, can I get my commission check now? :biggrin:
     
  11. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    OK, up till 2 minutes ago I hadn't had any banners of a "sexual" nature. I replied to *hcsharp* (see above) and then I immediately got this....:

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    I do speak Russian (even if it's not great) but I have no idea how they came to target me with the Ukrainian girls.
     
  12. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    From this thread: If I can only afford one, this how it would look
    Seems in context.
     
  13. Zextraterrestrial

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    well, I guess 37 is pretty damn old now ;>

    The other banners that I noticed were all for gas cars
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    OMG! I just got the same ad. I guess they're widening the field to include women AND 37+ year old men. #fail.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    That's very narrow minded..... Maybe it was targeted at women to start with! :eek:


    Edit: Jokes aside, I think there's some sort of time delay if that's possible? After viewing this page I also got the same banner. Or is it because I typed this reply?
     
  16. Doug_G

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    Google needs a dentist?
     
  17. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Okay I definitely do not fit the demographic of "cougar"...

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  18. mattjs33

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    Ummm... sure.:wink:

    I keep getting one that tells me I can win a Trans Am. A totally bitchin' one with the screaming chicken decal on the hood. So the system seems to be working pretty well.
     
  19. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #39 TEG, Aug 22, 2012
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  20. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Looking for something hot?

    Got this on my iPad; the interesting thing is the top and bottom banner at the same time:

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