Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


579 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 197


# 250936 1-Jun-2019 15:05
Send private message quote this post


Create new topic
BDFL - Memuneh
63900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14369

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2249591 1-Jun-2019 15:08
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Let's not discuss which sites you visited before (it doesn't matter - I checked the site with that image and it's actually a fashion ecommerce site)...

Next time you see this, right click and copy the URL. Send to me via PM and I will block it.





22263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4785

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2249595 1-Jun-2019 15:38
4 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Things like that appearing might make me decide to view ad's here ;)





Richard rich.ms

gzt

10817 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1814


  # 2249596 1-Jun-2019 15:39
Send private message quote this post

The advertiser violated Google terms of service*. Click the X and there is usually an option to report it.

*Unless Geekzone specifically allows the ' negligee' category or whatever it's called. I don't think Geekzone does.


BDFL - Memuneh
63900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14369

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2249599 1-Jun-2019 15:46
Send private message quote this post

I don't think there's specifically a "negligee" category in the list... We do block some categories and specific URLs.

 

Also, most interesting is if we host an image like that Google won't show ads on the page. But they have no problems using those type of images in ads... Go figure.





BDFL - Memuneh
63900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14369

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2249600 1-Jun-2019 15:54
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Also, so it's clear, ads can be targeted to either the user or the page content. Looking at our account, user-targeted ads are a minor part of the ads displayed on these pages. 

 

This means that if you let ads appear (i.e. not using an adblocker or as a subscriber still have the option to show ads set) then most ads will be related to the content... So if you are looking at the transport sub-forum pages you will see ads for cars, if you are looking at the travel sub-forum pages you will see ads for travel agencies, airlines, if you are looking at the home theatre sub-forum pages then you will see ads for TVs, consumer electronics and so on.

 

This is good because content-related ads lets you discover products and services that are relevant to the discussion.

 

Very few ads are targeted to users' viewing but those may appear (hence my joke on the first reply). These are ads where the reader visited another website before and that other business pays a premium to "follow" the user in other sites (like when you visit a Las Vegas hotel website and then start seeing ads for Las Vegas buffet everywhere).

 

Usually these advertisers don't pay enough to replace the content-targeted ads (the ones that look at page content instead of visitor's viewing habits) but sometimes they appear if the ad auction for a specific page doesn't get enough interest (ad auctions happen during those milliseconds needed to load a page and sometimes a page is too new for Google to decide what to put in there so the second paying category wins).

 

It could be the OP visited a women's clothes site before, or someone using the computer did, or searched for a specific clothes item, and so on. 

 

Anyway, I wouldn't worry too much either way because the ad you saw are the exception. We serve millions of pages/ads a month and those may be just the fringe. Unless you are decidedly offended by that, I wouldn't worry too much. 

 

I would worry A LOT if the ad was malicious in nature and loading malware - which is not the case here, really.

 

Does it make sense?





Fat bottom Trump
10214 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5033

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2249688 1-Jun-2019 19:28
5 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

That image is not something I would choose to view but anyone who is offended by it must have had a very repressed childhood.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


867 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  # 2249710 1-Jun-2019 20:21
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

That image is not something I would choose to view but anyone who is offended by it must have had a very repressed childhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is something that you want on your screen in the workplace. 

 

I have it showing up on mine as well.  I xed the ad, reported it to google as inappropriate, refreshed the screen and it is back. 


22263 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4785

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2249712 1-Jun-2019 20:24
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Its an ad that you have no control over. How is that inappropriate for a workplace?

 

Do you work with a bunch of wusses? Its not like your hitting up red tube and have that running in the corner of the screen!





Richard rich.ms

867 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  # 2249713 1-Jun-2019 20:26
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

richms:

 

Its an ad that you have no control over. How is that inappropriate for a workplace?

 

Do you work with a bunch of wusses? Its not like your hitting up red tube and have that running in the corner of the screen!

 

 

I am a male teacher at a private girls school and many of my colleagues are 50+ year old women.  So yes it is inappropriate in my workplace.


489 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 182

Subscriber

  # 2249724 1-Jun-2019 20:54
Send private message quote this post

1) You could subscribe, then you wont see any ads

 

2) I know a few 50+ women and that ad wouldn't worry them

 

3) I guess you should stay off any internet site while you are at work.

 

 


BDFL - Memuneh
63900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14369

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

867 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  # 2249728 1-Jun-2019 21:05
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

djtOtago:

 

1) You could subscribe, then you wont see any ads

 

2) I know a few 50+ women and that ad wouldn't worry them

 

3) I guess you should stay off any internet site while you are at work.

 

 

 

 

Option 4 re enable ad blocking (not my preferred option)

 

I don't see this ad (or similar on any other site) 

 

The image is borderline pornographic 


867 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  # 2249729 1-Jun-2019 21:07
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

In any case I have blacklisted that specific domain.

 

Back to normal, folks.

 

 

Still there


BDFL - Memuneh
63900 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14369

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2249775 1-Jun-2019 22:49
Send private message quote this post

blackjack17:

 

freitasm:

 

In any case I have blacklisted that specific domain.

 

Back to normal, folks.

 

 

Still there

 

 

Your reply came four minutes after I blacklisted it. No operation is instant with Google. Everything takes time. But it was blacklisted from my side. 





Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.