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How does the website determine what adverts to show me??

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 6:44 pm

I get an odd mix of UK & Singapore ads.

Singapore dating sites??

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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 03 Apr 2013 7:33 pm

Same technology as this...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:16 am

^ +1! :lol:

Location is down to your ip address. The gay-boys in the dating ads that's from having analysed your previously stated preferences I suppose [er ;)].

[Ahem] More seriously. The dating pics are the only ad I get up, but I connect directly to the local ISP. However if you are using a proxy-ip, to connect as if you are in the UK, usually used to circumvent SGn etc web-censorship (and BBC iPlayer blocking etc), then IME it is common for such a proxy network to put local ads from the proxies location into your header as a 'banner'

If it's getting to you, you can look into installing a piece of software called an ad-blocker (web-search it). The dating ads to the right don't actually bother me; however having a scrolling sidebar AND header can become such a distraction it become something of a PITA.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 6:08 am

yep, same as Google ads (or whatever network) anywhere. It will be based on your IP's location, previous sites you've visited (tracking cookies), google search terms, Facebook likes, etc.

The dating ads on the side of the site are static. Your ad blockers won't even even automatically block them.

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 8:58 am

...in the mean time, enjoy the slot machine game of duck faces and bishonen wannabes on your right then :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 3:17 pm

the lynx wrote:... bishonen wannabes


Who dat/dey?

[Thinks: Must be getting old lah <sigh>]

:cry: :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 3:27 pm

JR8 wrote:
the lynx wrote:... bishonen wannabes


Who dat/dey?

[Thinks: Must be getting old lah <sigh>]

:cry: :lol:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bish%C5%8Dnen

Usually applies to Asian men in the slot machine on our right.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 04 Apr 2013 4:43 pm

the lynx wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bish%C5%8Dnen

Usually applies to Asian men in the slot machine on our right.



Eeh dirty what! :o

[Thinks so why do Japanese call a TV: 'Terrebishon-setto' heheh... ]

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 07 Apr 2013 5:55 pm

I have related question: why, for probably 2 months or so, I have been receiving many Indian targeted adverts on my cable (Starhub)? I am mostly watching NG and Discovery channels so I don't know if this is only these channel focused or all over the band range.

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Postby Pal » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:10 am

Now the faces of the dating ad (slot machine) will appear randomly :)
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