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Thread: Ad's on QB - the strangest thing!!

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    I've noticed before that the ad's on QB seem to be "smart". I've seen ad's for Turtle food when I read a post about someone who owns/breeds Turtles, I've seen ad's for shoes when I read a post about the shoe quilt, and ad's for wrinkle cream on the thread about ugly fabric. Smart ads.

    And the ad's are not always the same for each person.

    Anyway ... I usually browse the "Recent Topics" list, and at the top of the list was an ad for Couples Resort in Jamaica. I've never seen them advertise here before, none of the posts had anything to do with Jamaica, Couples, or Resorts - but there they were - again, and again and again - every time I refreshed.

    In February I began making a landscape quilt loosly built on the Couples Resort logo (two twisted palm tree's). I've not mentioned the name "Couples" on this board in many months. So I'm familair with the Resort, and the logo - I would have noticed if they had been advertising here. I've been staring at this logo on my quilt since February.

    Here's the REALLY weird part. Remember I said the ad's were "smart" - they pick up that you were reading "Turtles" and advertise "Turtles". Well apparently today it also picked up what I was SAYING - cause just this morning I booked - OVER THE PHONE - our next trip to Couples in October. And no, I didn't have the browser open in another tab with the resort - I had the phone number written down along with my dates etc.

    Can anyone else hear the twilight zone music??

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    I guess Big Brother really is watching us!!!

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    LOL I can hear Rod Stirling's voice :shock: :lol:

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    LOL!

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    the add I see on the bottom of this thread say ' free advertising - see how google can make your buisiness grow'.. . lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    the add I see on the bottom of this thread say ' free advertising - see how google can make your buisiness grow'.. . lol..
    That is what mine says too. There used to be a really creepy one for anti-aging products. Maybe big brother knows me TOO well.

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    Someone on the weight loss thread mentioned belly dancing and now I'm getting ads for belly dancing costumes. Several months I looked at shoes on another site. Now those shoes turn up here daily. I agree it's sometimes a little much.

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    I don't see ANY ads. I have no clue what you're talking about. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser, and it has excellent ad blockers.

    I LOVE Firefox.... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    I don't see ANY ads. I have no clue what you're talking about. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser, and it has excellent ad blockers.

    I LOVE Firefox.... :)
    When I'm home I use Mozilla, at work I'm stuck with IE. You know ... I wonder if I've never seen the ad's for Couples before because I'm used to looking at the QB from home and I don't see *any* ad's. I honestly can't remember IF I see ad's when I use Mozilla.

    Oh great .. now I'm going to see ad's for memory loss homeopathics and alzheimers.

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    I asked my work to switch to Firefox - they did. :) Might be worth a try.

    I don't see adverts. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I asked my work to switch to Firefox - they did. :) Might be worth a try.

    I don't see adverts. :)
    I tried and I did succeed, but had a TON of problems with it because of the Microsoft servers here at the office. They didn't play well together so I uninstalled Firefox.

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    I never see ads either with Firefox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    I don't see ANY ads. I have no clue what you're talking about. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser, and it has excellent ad blockers.

    I LOVE Firefox.... :)
    DITTO DITTO DITTO!!

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    Google can track where you are going and put cookies on your computer so they can target adds to you. I have Firefox and on other sites I get ads for places in South Dakota. I just get the one ad on the bottom of the page here and it is for Google. When I do a search I use startpage.com. They do not record your IP address so Google cannot track through them.

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    I get ads top and bottom of page let me try FREE MONEY< FREE MONEY

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    yes WEIRD $300 off next vacation to Niagara Falls,NY Not the free money I was hoping for!!!

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    Ditto Firefox - no adds

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    I've noticed that too, especially the ones about high heels. Because of a weak ankle broken many years ago, I wear cowboy lace up ropers.

    After remarking on that once on this forum, I instantly started getting ads for cowboy boots and clothing. And some for high heels!!!

    Very clever stuff here on the Internet. Have to be careful what you say online.

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    wondering where in south dakota? i am south of mitchell

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