Bummed about some specific ads

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by MrOH, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. MrOH

    MrOH Crusader (792) 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 (5,317) Sep 24, 2007 Washington

    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 (2,121) 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 (2,436) 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.
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  5. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (308) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    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 (2,384) 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.
  7. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Site Editor (2,635) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    Become a Premium Member! No more ads, you support the site and no more worries!
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  8. laketang

    laketang Savant (948) Mar 22, 2015 Illinois

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  9. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (955) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    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
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  10. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,296) 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 (1,075) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    TylerJ Aspirant (250) Apr 10, 2016 Kansas

    Guess we all know what you look at on the web.
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  13. Malt_Man

    Malt_Man Zealot (551) Jul 4, 2014 United Kingdom (England)

    I've got breathable silk boxer shorts. Can't remember googling that....
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  14. IPAExpert69

    IPAExpert69 Initiate (149) Aug 2, 2017 New Jersey

    really nice leather shoes, and a ton of electrical equipment as I clicked on this page. An odd combo, but then again I'm an odd dude. Cheers!
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  15. Tamarack

    Tamarack Initiate (49) Sep 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    I only use BA on the computer at work, and I can guarantee the "Cheat on your wife" ads have nothing to do with the searching we do here, namely just reading BA, HBT and Shut Up About Barclay Perkins lol
  16. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,384) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Is it a shared computer?
  17. Tamarack

    Tamarack Initiate (49) Sep 22, 2016 Massachusetts

    Just myself and the boss
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  18. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,387) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio

    So what your saying is I need to stop using the incognito browser for porn to enhance my Ba experience...
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  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,998) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Depends what you mean by enhance...
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  20. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (1,943) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I think he means enlarge.
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