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#1
Targeted Adverts - what you get is what you have been targeted to get (allegedly) based on your Google Searches. So, without lying - post the first 5 adverts you get from UG (if you have Ad-Block, temporarily disable it) by refreshing the Messageboard pages and assess what you've been targeted to receive

I never realised about my past searches until I started getting adverts from Jacket Potatoes (I mentioned Jacket Potatoes here recently and have been Googling it as well), McDonalds and Scotch Beef - 90% of my adverts are food based, I swear

Top 5 from UG:
- NHS Be Clear on Cancer
- Vacuuming Virgin - Which Hoover
- ING Direct
- McCains Jacket Potatoes
- Cash Loans in 1 Hour

Alright - I own up to the Jacket Potatoes and the Finance, but the Hoover and Cancer thing isn't what I ordered.
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Last edited by Harmonius at Mar 22, 2012,
#3
-New album from Madonna on iTunes...
-Dominos Pizzas from $7.99
-Study guitar with Berklee Online
-University of Liverpool: Earn a Masters Degree
-Weight Watchers online...

Google thinks I'm fat
#4
Date sexy Japanese women.
Zenith music claremont.
Planning your next trip?
Guitar teacher biz plan.
Dominoes pizzas $5.99
#5
Visa Paywave
An idea job isn't hard to find with STJobs.sg
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
Learn what exercises are safe during pregnancy and get a free welcome pack worth $50
Are you pregnant? Find out today?

wtf the only thing I've been googling today is cute baby animals
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#6
I think it's a culmination of what you've been Googling in the past up until now.
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#7
-something about killing mantis'
-McCain's jacket potatos
-British Airways
-Barclays
-something about bowel cancer

What. I can see where Barclays and BA came from, but the rest. What.
#9
Google Chrome
*refresh*
Google Chrome
*refresh*
Google Chrome
*refresh*
Marriott hotels
*refresh*
play.com
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#10
-audible.com (sci-fi audio books)
-Puerto Rico (climbing)
-Puerto Rico (zip-lines)
-Snickers
-same Snickers ad
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#12
HTC Sensation XE deal
Electronics webshop
Travel agency
Smoke free Oregon
Travel agency again

Not using Google's search engine/browser anymore is starting to randomise my ads. I like using my Nokia brick and certainly haven't been looking for a new phone or any other electronic appliances. I'm not planning on going on holiday and haven't been searching. I don't smoke and certainly don't live in Oregon.

This may have something to do with a perhaps limited offer of Dutch ads. If it'd use my DuckDuckGo browser history I'd probably just get a bunch of RapidShare/MediaFire ads.
Last edited by frankv at Mar 22, 2012,
#13
#1 All I see is a picture of a beach. No idea what it's advertising
#2 Speed-e-loans
#3 free business cards
#4 credit expert
#5 more free business cards

Why does UG think I'm a poor business man? I'm a poor student who hates business. Sure would like to go to that beach though.
#14
Nina Fantasy (think it's a perfume?)
McCain Jacket Potatos
Marriot Hotels
Teaching Course? It didn't really say.
Talk Talk

Are we sure these are targeted ads? I've not searched for any of these.
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#15
Mass Effect 3
Some Dutch rapper telling me to send him some home-made video footage (which if I'm lucky just might be included in his own clip)
Pick the right answer and win a USA green card (holy sh*t that's mean!)
Domino's pizza
Same Dutch rapper, only now he's telling me to switch to T-Mobile

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Last edited by shwilly at Mar 22, 2012,
#16
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
Trains from London to Edinburgh
Nina Ricci Fantasy Perfume
McCains Jacket Potatoes

I do not think these are targeted ads at all
#17
what is 4chan?
asshole waxing
horsedick.mpeg
Japanese tentacle porn
Bing.com
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#18
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what is 4chan?
asshole waxing
horsedick.mpeg
Japanese tentacle porn
Bing.com


Bing.com is disgusting, you should be ashamed.
455 75 34 88


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#19
Bregott (Swedish butter brand) Lactose Free - It is my favorite brand of butter but I'm not lactose intolerant.

Volvo - Haven't got a car, haven't been planning on getting a car.

Com Hem (ISP) - Well, obviously I'm on the internet so maybe that's why.

KIM Travels - Not a traveling guy

Uprising Empires - Seems like some free-to-play or browser based MMO. Haven't played any MMO's in years.

In conclusion, it's not very effective.
REGGIE
#20
vivelle dot - travel light with the smallest estrogen patch available (im not going thru menopause)
amazon - true fabrications chain bottle rack (link from the awesome gizmos thread with the floating shark)
bounty - for value you can see (id rather have value you can taste at wendys)
trans union - get your free 2012 credit score now (i dont have any credit cards)
angies list - review you can trust (i dont need a doctor)
#21
Suncorp Bank - Worth the switch
ElectricGuitarInsurance.com - We Don't Discriminate If you play it, we cover it.
PR ME Scratch Cards - Are you feeling lucky?
Life Insurance - The better way to choose.
Funeral Insurance - Compare funeral insurance NOW!
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#22
Coca Cola: track the beat, follow them on facebook. I don't drink Coke or any other soft drinks for that matter

Markets.com: ebook guide for trading. I'm a member of an online stock trading game, and it is loosely connected to my college degree, so I guess that's fair.

Be a 7up minister for the Craic. Win a trip for you and 7 friends. Not sure what the deal is with the soft drinks....

Buy a used Mini. A friend of mine did just buy a new mini clubman. But that was new. I have a car, and am not in the market for another (especially not a mini :P )

Win makeup from Diet Coke. Christ, more soft drinks.

7up ad again.

Just realised that's actually 6. Oh well. Not sure why I'm being targeted with all the soft drink crap though
#23
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
Nurse website
Vistaprint
Biscuits
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
3 Mobile
Vistaprint
Vistaprint
Vistaprint


...giving up

edit - Shutterstock

So that's health, biscuits, business cards, photos and mobile phones.

To be fair they are somewhat related to what I do in my free time in work. Although nothing at all in reference to what I search for 90% of the time.
#24
I think I've disabled the google search history thing so I don't think it does track like that. The results I get aren't anything I'm googling anyways...

omenahotels Just a hotel site. I have googled hotels before thought, last november...

prime scratch cards I don't do any of this lottery stuff...

volvo Learned how to drive with a Volvo 240, otherwise I don't see any connection to it

halebop swedish phone company. Their ads target people under 15...

bregott lactose free I am lactose intolerant, but I don't like bresvårt.
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#25
Australian Unity - Health insurance.
Prime scratch cards.
You are the 999,999th visitor!!!!!!
You are the 999,999th visitor!!!!!!
iReal insurance, specifically about funeral coverage.

Apparently I'm really luck but about to be very unlucky.
#26
Only at M&S
McCains Jackets
Barclay Card
TalkTalk Broadband
Threadless T-shirts

It's a family shared computer, so the Barclays, TalkTalk and M&S are all not mine.
I was looking at Threadless a couple of days back, and McCains only started after I viewed this thread.
RIP Adam
#27
American Express green card (?)
ManageEdit ADaudit plus (I have no idea what this is?)
ManageEdit ADaudit plus
ManageEdit ADaudit plus
Norton virus scanner
~And the raindrops in the cars

Keep on falling from off the bars

Blocking out a good song

Playing on the radio~
#28
george benson signature
zinc finger coordination geometry
hepatic first pass
CYP450 radical oxidation mechanism
mael mordha discography torrent
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#30
Volvo, volvo, volvo, halebop, volvo.... wtf? I have googled volvo though, was looking for work there, but really

But I'm pretty sure I've turned that off, so it's probably just random.
Last edited by flxjhnlrssn at Mar 22, 2012,
#32
Disneyland, AFL, Scratch cards, share trading, share trading
I am confused
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#34
Something called Nina Ricci
Michael Parkinson's aged 50-85 life cover
Some holiday thing called Marriott
Barclays stockbrokers
Work in a fast paced multilingual environment and I could be head of languages in 4 years
#37
1. Full Sail University
2. Snickers
3. Puerto Rico vacation???


That's all I get. Every time I refresh or go to another page it keeps showing me Snickers and Puerto Rico.
#38
Marks & Spencer - New Ladieswear collection
McCain jacket potatoes
NHS Be clear on cancer - blood in your poo?
Interactive investor
Play
#39
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halebop swedish phone company. Their ads target people under 15...
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Someone is trying to sell you a comet.
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#40
-RedTube Premium
-Porn Hub Gold
-XXX Sexy Single's
-Spearmint Rhino in Dallas
-Hook Up Tonight
WARNING:
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