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Family-friendly advert..... 07/10/2017 at 20:57 #102085
ThatManCalledAr
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Well - it is if anyone actually wants to start a family!
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Family-friendly advert..... 08/10/2017 at 08:37 #102093
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I'm pretty sure adverts are based on your previous browsing history.
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Family-friendly advert..... 08/10/2017 at 08:58 #102094
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I believe they are as they are provided by a system external to simsig. You can hide any individually if you choose to for any reason.

Most of mine tend to be for baby toys and clothes these days, and I've certainly never seen the one in the original post.

Adverts, their perceived appropriateness, and how you can try and manipulate them was gone over on the forum a couple of years ago.

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Family-friendly advert..... 08/10/2017 at 20:33 #102108
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dwaynedibley in post 102093 said:
I'm pretty sure adverts are based on your previous browsing history.
I don't actually believe this to be the case for the following reasons.

1. I have had an advertisement appear for a dating website. I've never visited one!
2. I won't mention the advertisers' name, but I've not been to their website, neither have I searched for a winter coat, or any clothing for that matter.

Interesting.

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Family-friendly advert..... 10/10/2017 at 23:55 #102154
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bugsy in post 102108 said:
dwaynedibley in post 102093 said:
I'm pretty sure adverts are based on your previous browsing history.
I don't actually believe this to be the case for the following reasons.

1. I have had an advertisement appear for a dating website. I've never visited one!
2. I won't mention the advertisers' name, but I've not been to their website, neither have I searched for a winter coat, or any clothing for that matter.

Interesting.
The adverts on this website are Google Adwords (if that's what they're still called). If I go onto the Google homepage and look for a toaster, and then go onto this site, eventually I'll get an advert for a toaster. The fact you've never been on a dating website doesn't exclude the potential for them to come up - but in theory something you have searched for in the past would be more likely.

We do block some ads, mostly those known to be a bit risque, and those that have phrases like "Download now!" or "Click here to install" - which is misleading for a software website.

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Family-friendly advert..... 11/10/2017 at 20:06 #102174
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Interestingly the ad i see in the top corner now says 'get started' with a huge green button, not too dissimilar to the get started in a green box on the simsig splash at the top of the page. Very misleading if you're a newbie.
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Family-friendly advert..... 11/10/2017 at 20:10 #102175
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Funny because I look at the Watford FC web pages frequently and I have never had any ads offering a new striker.......

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Family-friendly advert..... 11/10/2017 at 20:33 #102176
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northroad in post 102175 said:
Funny because I look at the Watford FC web pages frequently and I have never had any ads offering a new striker.......

Geoff
They are all "working" for Royal Mail.

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Family-friendly advert..... 11/10/2017 at 21:18 #102177
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ledgero2 in post 102174 said:
Interestingly the ad i see in the top corner now says 'get started' with a huge green button, not too dissimilar to the get started in a green box on the simsig splash at the top of the page. Very misleading if you're a newbie.
I'll see if I can block that one. Thanks.

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Family-friendly advert..... 11/10/2017 at 22:11 #102179
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dwaynedibley in post 102093 said:
I'm pretty sure adverts are based on your previous browsing history.
I certainly have NO interest in finding an Arab woman to date....nor am I on ANY dating websites, NOR have I searched for anything relating to dating......

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 00:28 #102183
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Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 01:06 #102184
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belly buster in post 102183 said:
Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
Doesn't help the finances of SimSig which is grateful for the revenue from the adverts (presumably generated from the click-through traffic).

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 18:18 #102213
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belly buster in post 102183 said:
Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
No issue with the ads showing - just wondered how it picked up on an Arab dating website one haha!

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 18:45 #102219
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ThatManCalledAr in post 102213 said:
belly buster in post 102183 said:
Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
No issue with the ads showing - just wondered how it picked up on an Arab dating website one haha!
Some are just random, or very tenuously linked to what you might have searched for before. Imagine somebody that has never used Google before, or at least Google sees a query but doesn't have an account to link it to, how would it serve any ads if it didn't have any browsing history? So it has to serve some random ones.

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 19:10 #102222
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postal in post 102184 said:
belly buster in post 102183 said:
Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
Doesn't help the finances of SimSig which is grateful for the revenue from the adverts (presumably generated from the click-through traffic).
Does SimSig only get money from click-throughs or is there money for displaying the ads?

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 19:18 #102223
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KymriskaDraken in post 102222 said:
postal in post 102184 said:
belly buster in post 102183 said:
Just get adblock plus and the ads vanish.
Doesn't help the finances of SimSig which is grateful for the revenue from the adverts (presumably generated from the click-through traffic).
Does SimSig only get money from click-throughs or is there money for displaying the ads?

Kev
Last time I looked it was only click-throughs. I disabled video/Flash ads as they are so intrusive, but I think those may generate a tiny amount of income without clicking on them - more if you do click on them.

Edit: Just had an advert for tractors, and they aren't exactly high on my shopping list or in my searches!

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 21:41 #102231
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Geoff
You must have been looking at good old Class 37's on Google.

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Family-friendly advert..... 12/10/2017 at 23:14 #102235
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northroad in post 102231 said:
Geoff
You must have been looking at good old Class 37's on Google.
I wondered who would come up with that first!

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