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Topic # 127513 13-Aug-2013 10:44 Send private message

Recently I have noticed the ads being presented to me are no longer relevant.

Previously I thought google knew me pretty well, we hang out often and google knew what I liked, but it seems recently that it's losing interest, giving me ads that I don't want, for services in  places I am not 

Is it something I've done? I just don't feel like we're connecting any more.



Seriously though, ads used to be well targeted to me and location specific whereas all I get these days are ads which should be aimed at Americans. 

I've recently switched between a couple of different pcs and android devices and wonder if I've somehow declined targeted at and ads?




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  Reply # 876339 13-Aug-2013 10:51 Send private message

Did you, at some point, opt out of interest based ads? http://www.google.com/settings/ads



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  Reply # 876346 13-Aug-2013 10:53 Send private message

Thanks James, but nope I am still opted in.

I would say that the ads are probably still interest related but definitely not location specific




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  Reply # 876348 13-Aug-2013 10:54 Send private message

I got ads for some German Hammer made out of a tank served to me last week on GZ, ... :)

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  Reply # 876351 13-Aug-2013 10:58 Send private message

Are you using any sort of geo-unblocking (unblock us etc) that could be affecting your geolocation?




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  Reply # 876355 13-Aug-2013 11:02 Send private message

Subscribe to GZ and say goodbye to ads.

For all other sites use ad-block :p



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  Reply # 876398 13-Aug-2013 12:29 Send private message

Inphinity: Are you using any sort of geo-unblocking (unblock us etc) that could be affecting your geolocation?


Nope, and I'm pretty sure that I am getting the same experience on home connection (Telecom) work connection (Telstra/now Voda) as well my Telecom  3g connection




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