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PoppyMumsnet · 10/04/2017 14:50

Here at MNHQ we’re interested in your thoughts about online advertising. All those who complete survey will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 voucher.

Please complete the survey here.

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mizu · 10/04/2017 17:48

Phew, that was a bit time consuming Grin hope I win.

Name7 · 10/04/2017 19:17

It's not time consuming. I think there are many people clueless to how advertisers target us online. Penguin bollards anyone?

HarrietSchulenberg · 10/04/2017 19:28

Targetted advertising fails dismally with me. I either scroll straight past or actively boycott the item/brand if it's a repeat offender.
I no more buy through online advertising than I do from door-to-door salesmen.

RedGrapeCornSnake · 10/04/2017 21:16

Also not a fan of adverts following me around. Just because I've shown an interest in something it doesn't mean I want to be pestered about it when I've moved on

PickAChew · 10/04/2017 22:47

I'm always rather amused by the "targeted" ads for the naff M&S products that have been the subject of MN threads!

Jux · 11/04/2017 02:00

Agree, PickAChew. If it messes with their data, that's great!

Swifey · 11/04/2017 08:09

All done

Lettherebesun · 11/04/2017 09:01


DJBaggySmalls · 11/04/2017 10:27

That was interesting Smile

WinkyisbackontheButterBeer · 11/04/2017 14:17

All done. I have to say I've ended up with some interesring adverts pop up thanks to mumsnet. Blush

BoodlesMcToodles · 11/04/2017 20:13

Not too bad- done!

TeenAndTween · 11/04/2017 21:22


I don't like it when I've helped DD search for stuff for her college course and then get bombarded by ads for stuff I really have no interest in whatsoever!

tinyterrors · 11/04/2017 22:11

I hate being bombarded by adverts about something I've briefly looked at, usually thing on threads on mn, especially as there's no way to turn them off.

I'd be a lot happier about targeted adverts if there was a way to edit the data to remove adverts for things I'm not interested in but may have looked at for a reason, one example is penguin bollards. Adverts for those followed me around the net for years after searching them when reading the mn thread.

EvilDoctorBallerinaDuck · 11/04/2017 22:31


EvilDoctorBallerinaDuck · 11/04/2017 22:33

Should I be pleased that I missed the penguin bollards? Confused

Snowlion84 · 12/04/2017 10:46

Really cross about this, need a sane outside perspective! am v sleep deprived this morning so could be overreacting and being unreasonable...

My Dh has a really bad habit of leaving used dental floss and used contact lenses all over the place ( on radiators, bedside table, floor etc.) and never putting them in bin. I always have to do it for him. Totally gross imo, especially if I tread on a soggy contact lens or have to pick a dry one off the table. have asked him not to do this on so many occasions.

This morning he left used dental floss draped over the back of the loo. I put in loo and told him about it. Was about to flush, when he marched in and said he'd left it there deliberately so he could put it in bin later as not good to flush it (when was he going to do it?! Bin is just in next room) then made me remove said floss from toilet with hand and put on bathroom floor so he would put in bin later. Am so p*ed off that he thinks it's ok to tell me to do that but won't have courtesy of putting it in the flipping bin when he already knows how much I hate it! Yuk!

Ok I know it's just a small thing and I'm probably overreacting but ARGHHHH!

Rant over, feeling bit Better now.

What are the really annoying minor things that your OH does that drive you mad?

TupperwareTat · 12/04/2017 12:46
That1950sMum · 12/04/2017 15:12


FeelingSmurfy · 12/04/2017 23:03


EvilDoctorBallerinaDuck · 13/04/2017 05:30

Confused Snowlion

lljkk · 13/04/2017 18:08

One thing I've noticed is I'll research something... say for some reason I want to know how fast mobility scooters go. Then afterwards I'll get heaps of ads for the sodding mob-scooters. Hilarious. I never wanted to buy one & possibly never will.

ipswichwitch · 14/04/2017 10:36

Done. I'm not keen on targeted advertising. Me and DH share an iPad and the last thing I want is for ads to pop up for products that are intended for a birthday present!

lljkk · 15/04/2017 11:03

I dunno... if not targeted advertising then what would I get? Ads for weight loss programmes, Hello magazine, handbags & fake news stories about celebrities? Those ads are what many websites are overwhelmed with (all dreadful & irrelevant to me).

Jux · 16/04/2017 10:23

What I don't like about targetted advertising, and predictive search come to that, is that they both narrow your horizons. Without them, you may find that there are things you didn't even know existed but which are really really interesting. As it is, with predictive searches, I get what is deemed by an algorithm to be more or less what I want with few side trips, and with targetted adverts I just see lots of thing very like lots of thing I've already seen.

I want my horizons to expand.

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