How do they know what you want?
I know this has been talked about previously but how do the ads >> know what you’ve been googling?
Today I’m getting Inov8 mudroc ads – pretty specific and I was looking for them last night but I was looking on an iPad and here I am on a PC. How are they connected? And how does it differentiate between things I might buy and things I’m just interested in finding out about? And I’ve not had that T-shirt one for ages 🙁Posted 5 years ago
Today I’m getting Inov8 mudroc ads – pretty specific and I was looking for them last night
Thats targeted advertising amplified by coincidence. If all the ads you saw were totally specific to you and your wants, right down to the make and model then that would be one thing, but thinking about something one day and seeing an ad (amongst a bunch of others) for it the next is more accident than design.Posted 5 years ago
Can I please request that we all start referring to deadlydarcy by his proper title … either DD or bravissimo? And making frequent references to him. That way we can get some proper adverts back on this site
Wasn’t sure what you meant so I’ve just googled that. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
No, it’s not Maccruiskeen.
It’s directly because Inov8 (or one of their resellers) has a google ad account and they pay specifically to serve that ad to people who have searched for “mudroc” or “Inov8” or somesuch.
But the OP is talking about actions on two different machines, so unless hes logged into google with the same ID on both then the seemingly specific ad being served to one machine following a search on another has more of an element of chance. His general browsing history on both machines will have identified him as someone who might buy fell running shoes but its chance that they served an ad with that shoe specifically, unless its a shoe that is being marketed particularly hard at the moment in which case anyone who likes fell running will be seeing ads for that shoe.Posted 5 years ago
why are you so concerned? Somethign about your behaviour is causing these ads to appear, if you’ve never logged into google on one then it won’t be that. If you’ve previously logged in and not cleared cookies then it’ll still recognise you.
You can opt out of targeted ads on google or you can just clear your cookies and browsing history each time you shut the browser down or always browse in safe mode.Posted 5 years agobreatheeasyMember
But the OP is talking about actions on two different machines, so unless hes logged into google with the same ID on both then the seemingly specific ad being served to one machine following a search on another has more of an element of chance.
Could be done on IP address rather than specific machine. Big Brother could easily tie the two devices together as the same ‘person’ if you’d logged into Google etc. on both machines.
This is the whole reason websites now have to tell you they’re using cookies.Posted 5 years ago
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