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rubyrubyruby Thu 31-Jan-13 17:26:05

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cumfy Thu 31-Jan-13 11:35:45

ruby basically yes you are right that some of the ads on AIBU (and AIBU only) are based on your internet browsing.

rubyrubyruby Thu 31-Jan-13 10:40:12

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cumfy Thu 31-Jan-13 01:00:25

No, but they do pick up on keywords in threads.

Helen, I'm pretty certain that on AIBU they have been splitting the Adsense half and half between cookie-based and page-based ad-serving for the last 3-4 weeks.

I thought it was deliberate A/B testing .... but maybe someone just pressed the wrong button.grin

That's why people are being ad-stalked ..... once the cookie sniffers at Google pick up on a profitable keyword on a thread (anywhere on MN) it will follow the victim reader on the AIBU threads they read.

It is only AIBU AFAIK.

tallwivglasses Wed 30-Jan-13 23:57:03

There was a thread about sheewees once and ads for them popped up on my computer for about a month afterwards blush

BIWI Wed 30-Jan-13 20:36:47

What have you been Googling, rubyrubyruby?! grin

You do know we'll all have to see those ads now, don't you?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Jan-13 20:35:34

grin

Dothraki Wed 30-Jan-13 20:18:34

No - they'd just make a mess all over my laptop !

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Jan-13 16:00:42

Dothraki

OK Helen - so why do we never get any for greggs sausage rolls or froot shoots ? Hey ! hmm

Start a thread about them and see what happens...

Dothraki Wed 30-Jan-13 15:56:58

OK Helen - so why do we never get any for greggs sausage rolls or froot shoots ? Hey ! hmm

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Jan-13 15:39:56

Hi rubyrubyruby.

No, but they do pick up on keywords in threads.

Hence, all the ads for immigration lawyers on the recent Alternative British Citizenship Test thread. grin

rubyrubyruby Wed 30-Jan-13 15:17:40

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