Right now the only banner ad I can see is for Weight Watchers - harmless as far as I am concerned. Far more insidious is the targeted advertising I've seen on this board - I remember seeing a series of advertisments for hi-fi equipment I had been searching for on various websites. Presumably some sort of tracking cookie resides on my computer. However, I'm pretty much immune to advertisments (so I like to think!) and their presence on the page is a small price to pay for free access to the site.
They seem to change. I've got the ProBoards one at the moment and that's usually there when I navigate to the site. However, I get other ads on the login page and usually on subsequent pages visited. I do find it sinister that they should be targeted, as I noted above, perhaps linked to login details on this site?
Post by myghaelangof on Dec 12, 2010 5:33:43 GMT -5
They're watching you!
They know exactly what we're all doing and when!! I've just tried flicking page to page and I seem to get general adverts that could be aimed at anybody, ie: Gas, Telecoms, Careers, Car sales, oh and 4 ladies! None of which I'm looking for. I do tend to find a lot of advertising for dating sites elsewhere as well. I think it is lucrative business for firms playing on the emotions of sad men lol!
Good job we're all a happy bunch on here
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