West Virginia at risk

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  1. tinytim

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    OK, I just saw a google ad at the top of BB's home page that said this.. .
    I clicked on it, since I live in WV, and it was an page selling flood insurance....


    Here is my question... for those that see these ads, have you seen this one?
    If so does it say "WV at risk" ? or does it say your state is at risk...

    Is it possible for google to read personal info in our profiles and tailor ads to individual members?

    I am not sure I would be comfortable with this...

    If you haven't seen it, please keep your eyes open for it, and let me know.

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    I will answer you post and see if it changes to KY.

    BBob,

    No, didn't change. I guess they got your number now Tim.
     
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    I think it reads the information on the current page, not some personal information stored about you. But if there's personal information displayed on the page (or even contained in the page but invisible to you), then I think it sees that.
     
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    Maybe I should move to KY.... uh.. well, that wouldn't be too bad!
     
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    It's your own fault, Tim. Ever since you mentioned targeting McDonalds for lawsuits. . .well, big brother is watching you!:laugh:

    Seriously, though, I have noticed lately that some BB ads have corresponded to some of our discussions. I can't remember what they were now, but since you mentioned it, yeah, I did notice.
     
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    From the Google site:

    So I was right. It reads the content of the pages.
     
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    I remember now. I had just read something on here about comparing Bible commentaries, then noticed an ad for commentaries a few hours later.
     
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    The funny thing is that people living in other states are more likely to see that ad now, when reading this thread, because the title includes, "West Virginia".
     
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    Could be a tracking cookie... maybe we need...
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    You are right!!

    The funny thing is, I haven't seen it since I started this thread!!! :laugh:

    "OK, Big Brother... show your face, and fight me like a man!!"
     
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    A step up for sure. :laugh:
     
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    Has anyone noticed the Amazon ad that follows you around? I kept seeing items that I had ordered from Amazon popping up when I hit sites that had a lot of advertising. I wrote Amazon and was told it was a "feature" that helps me when I am on an associates site.

    This "cookie" follows you wherever you go on the net, and then tries to sell you items that you are looking at on that site! I asked to be removed from this feature, but so far it is still in effect....Google does the same thing. This is a great reason to have throw away email accounts!
     
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    Where do you guys think the "Wild" in "Wild, Wonderful West Virginia" comes from?
     
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    I haven't seen that particular ad, but I have noticed several ads (text-only ones) that are UK-based. For instrance, I have just seen one for a church in Norwich, Norfolk, UK, another for a Christadelphian meeting in Cardiff, Wales, one headed '"Outstanding" school - HMI' (an ad for a Christian school in Llandudno, Wales), and one about a bible college in Scotland. Yes, I do also see the ones telling me to vote for someone called Huckabee, and those encouraging me to "start a business in my home", both of which are US links, but a good proportion of the text-only ads I see are applicable to the UK.
     
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    From what I understand, when former Governor Arch Moore was in office, he had an advertising firm to come up with that slogan. It has stuck ever since. I will say this much though, it is a whoooooole lot better than.....

    Welcome to West Virginia
    Open for Business

    When my wife drove back from KY see saw that sign, then at the exit where the welcome center is, it said "CLOSED." :laugh:
     
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    I just read where Gov. Manchin is going to ask the state to spend $50k of your money to replace the signs to once again say "Wild, Wonderful West Virginia", based on the results of a contest to pick a replacement. WWWV won over "Mountain State" and "Almost Heaven".

    Story at http://www.timeswv.com/local/local_story_304130649.html

    I also don't like "Open for Business". Why not, "Welcome to West Virginia. Open for Business 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Closed Sunday."
     
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    Tim;
    You got anything you want to say, before you are wiped off the map???

    BBob,
     
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    Help me I'm drowni....... GULP!!!

    I just tried something to see if it works...
    Since David says he gets ads geared toward the UK, I have changed my profile to say I am from UK, I may leave it for a few days...

    I have also deleted my cookies...

    I am just curious.

    I just saw a news item on headline news about tracking cookies, and how some people are becoming more concerned...
     
  19. Magnetic Poles

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    Yeah Tim. We just looked at your cookies. What is all this about your handle "HotPreacher231" on that naughty site!!! :laugh: :wavey:
     
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    Maybe it's not just AdSense at work here. There's a thing called IP Geolocation. A computer checks your IP address (the Internet network address of your computer - every computer on the Internet has one), and uses it to find out your geographic location. You may already have noticed that when you go to this or that web site it magically knows where you are.

    An Ad server can use IP Geolocation to serve up ads that are relevant to your location. In this case, it won't be triggered by the "West Virginia" in the title. And if the technique is IP Geolocation, then it won't work to change your location to UK, Tim. It will still know you're in WV.
     

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