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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Xenius, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Xenius

    Xenius Member

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    Look, I want to support this site, so I have my ad blocker turned off. But if I see another ad for a truck or some such diesel/gas nonsense I'm going to turn them off. Not even sure how that is a thing!

    Please guys, help me help you.
     
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  2. InternetDude

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    You clearly don't understand how the ad systems work. They are ads picked by Google & other ad networks and are targeted to you as an individual. I don't see truck ads. The ads you see are based on your geographic location, what other websites you visit, what you look at on Amazon/eBay, and likely what you search for on Google itself, etc.
     
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    I just logged on this site in private browsing without having visited another site, never use google to search, and have zero browsing cache cookies history etc and got Saab parts ad at the top of this page and Post delivery ad at the top of the main page.

    The ads must therefore rely on the only information available to them, the information on the TMC website.
     
  4. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    InternetDude is totally correct.... yesterday I was looking up some data on a product.... Viola! that product is not appearing at the top of TMC and on Google Finance... gotta love it....
     
  5. Xenius

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    I do understand how ads work for the most part. I also understand that I've never been one to browse trucks, dodge sites, or anything along those lines. Since I've never used one of the ad platforms my request was more can you make them better targeted. Again, love the site and want to give them money, but seeing some of these ads is like having some dumbass hick coal roll you, no thanks.
     
  6. InternetDude

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    If the ad companies don't have a big enough profile on you (for example if you use an ad blocker or other cookie defeating plugin), then they'll guess at what kind of ad you might be interested in. So vehicle ads don't surprise me in the least, I can't possibly see how they would be offensive. You're on an automotive site and complaining about an automotive ad...? It's actually pretty well targeted in the "big picture".

    Turn off ad blocker everywhere for a week or two and you'd be a lot happier with the ads, I assure you.
     
  7. DougH

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    This site is so much better with ad blocker on.
     

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