Bummed about some specific ads

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by MrOH, Jul 14, 2018 at 3:28 AM.

  1. MrOH

    MrOH Champion (824) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    I understand that the site needs to generate revenue. I don't have a problem with that.

    However, all of the ads I've been getting are either from a site that encourages cheating on your spouse or an apartheid state.

    I like to jack off as much as the next guy, but what's up with that?
  2. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,175) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I just keep getting the Israel ads with either the girl on the surfboard, or the girl in front of an old stone wall. And some beer ads. Shrug.
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  3. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,110) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    My guess is that the site uses Google Adsense or some similar ad service that tailors ads to your search history, social media and whatnot. That's just a guess -- but it is what most sites do these days.
  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,377) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Yeah, whenever I log off the ads that I see are related to what I've been visiting or looking up. Most recently Caribbean resorts and pet food.
  5. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Aspirant (298) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Yep pet food and pet toy ads here. If you are getting weird stuff check your history .
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  6. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,419) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Signed out to check ... Fanatics soccer jerseys and college loan service providers ... That second one is rather depressing, I agree ... But I am digging my new Colombia jersey.
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  7. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Site Editor (2,629) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    Become a Premium Member! No more ads, you support the site and no more worries!
  8. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,085) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois
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  9. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (930) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I’m not a premium member (I don’t do that shit) and all of the ads are relevant for me. Front page has 2 ads for Founders and 1 for a home brewing class/book thingy. FYI, most ad services these days use an algorithm that uses your browser data from frequently visited sites, relevant searches, etc.....if your getting inappropriate advertisements stop visiting inappropriate sites :grin:
    #9 tzieser, Jul 14, 2018 at 1:28 PM
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018 at 1:34 PM
  10. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,379) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    OP most ads are based on browsing history, etc.
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  11. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,079) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Most of my ads are pretty women in bathing suits. I like mine.
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