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Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L

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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:10 AM

Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (13 votes)


Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L website?  I realize that the owner/proprietor of this board wants to make a buck but there is a line which you don't cross.

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Last edited 7/17/2014 7:12 AM by esskaydoubleyoueareell

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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:22 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (16 votes)


They are based largely on your browser history, meaning you likely frequent UK websites. Maybe look in the mirror here...
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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:23 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (9 votes)


Those ads are targeted based on your recent activity.  For instance, the ads showing up on mine are for hotels because I spent some time looking at hotels last night.  Your internet activity is not as private as you might think.

Last edited 7/17/2014 7:23 AM by batlou

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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:32 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (8 votes)


Well . . . you completely whiffed on that one buddy.  I don't ever visit UK websites, nor do I click on the links that are supplied here by other posters.  Perhaps you should invest in an education at ITT Technical before suggesting looks in the mirror.

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MacCard wrote: They are based largely on your browser history, meaning you likely frequent UK websites. Maybe look in the mirror here...
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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:36 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (3 votes)


Fair enough, but I visit U of L websites or other sports related sites like espn/cbssports etc, netflix, youtube and battlenet.com.  Unless others are seeing the banners for UK football on this site then I really see no reason why I am the only one noticing them . . . based on my browsing history that is.

Oh . . . I do also peruse careerbuilder from time to time to see what is out there in our city.

Just to test the theory I refreshed the site about 50 times give or take and the ads at the top of the site had 0% to do with my browsing habits.  I saw mostly ads for insurance, stock sales and business baloney.  None of which are even remotely connected to what I use the internet for.

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batlou wrote: Those ads are targeted based on your recent activity.  For instance, the ads showing up on mine are for hotels because I spent some time looking at hotels last night.  Your internet activity is not as private as you might think.

Last edited 7/17/2014 7:41 AM by esskaydoubleyoueareell

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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:42 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (4 votes)


I've seen 'em a time or two myself, actually and I avoid UK sites like the plague so...I'm not really sure what's going on either but I trust it's not really the fault of the guys running the site.

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Last edited 7/17/2014 7:43 AM by 3rdandBlunder

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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:43 AM

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Thank you for the reply 3rd.  I don't ever view them either and I was just curious.

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3rdandBlunder wrote: I've seen 'em a time or two myself, actually and I avoid UK sites like the plague so...I'm not really sure what's going on either.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 7:54 AM

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A UK fan would tell you that George Orwell predicted this. LOL

Invasion of the body snatchers is up next.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 8:39 AM

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I see the ad as I type this right now and started to notice it about a week ago. I go everywhere on the scout boards except the Ukay board so it isn't due to my browser history either.

Last edited 7/17/2014 8:43 AM by Redshift79

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Posted: 7/17/2014 9:38 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (3 votes)


adblock FTW!

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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:02 AM

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batlou wrote: Those ads are targeted based on your recent activity.  For instance, the ads showing up on mine are for hotels because I spent some time looking at hotels last night.  Your internet activity is not as private as you might think.
I guess that explains seeing hot cougars in pantyhose on my screen.surprised
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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:11 AM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (2 votes)


I was recently searching and looking at UL season tickets and now I have seen the UK banner about tickets so I assumed the ticket search is what brought it to my screen.  It makes me feel dirty and unclean when I see it.  I am thinking about soaking my computer in Clorox to get it off.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:27 AM

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LordChewie wrote: adblock FTW!
This, I never see ads
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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:27 AM

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esskaydoubleyoueareell wrote: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L website?  I realize that the owner/proprietor of this board wants to make a buck but there is a line which you don't cross.

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Ads are sold by Scout, remnant impressions are probably licensed to an ad network.  If anyone buys ad space on Scout through a larger network they'll likely be placed on here at some point.  In other words it's out of the control of the site admins and Jody.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:30 AM

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RedBirdBath wrote: A UK fan would tell you that George Orwell predicted this. LOL

Invasion of the body snatchers is up next.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 10:44 AM

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:09 PM

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MacCard wrote: They are based largely on your browser history, meaning you likely frequent UK websites. Maybe look in the mirror here...

Bazinga!
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:17 PM

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Thanks, it worked. biggrin

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:19 PM

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Mine are of Home Depot, etc...  due to in the middle of home renovation.noidea


screw ukant.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:29 PM

Re: Why are we seeing banner ads for UK football on our U of L Post Rating (5 votes)



esskaydoubleyoueareell wrote: Well . . . you completely whiffed on that one buddy.  I don't ever visit UK websites, nor do I click on the links that are supplied here by other posters.  Perhaps you should invest in an education at ITT Technical before suggesting looks in the mirror.

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MacCard wrote: They are based largely on your browser history, meaning you likely frequent UK websites. Maybe look in the mirror here...




We get these threads every couple of months like clockwork.


Poster asks why he see's ads for uk.


Another poster explains, correctly, that it is based on internet behavior tracking.


Then the OP gets defensive and insults the other guy.


Then additional people give the same explanation.  So here goes.





I am a 12 year IT professional, the last 6 years of which spent working with web based applications.  Just giving some background here.

You are seeing the uk ads because your previous behavior is interpreted by marketing/advertising algorithisms as being such that you want to see uk ads.  This means you either search for, or click on links to, or email about , or like on facebook, or this or that, or something or other yada yada yada, that triggers these ads.

Now maybe the algorithisms are faulty or at least less than accurate.  That is certainly debatable but ultimately not relevant here.

So the final verdict of "you may want to look in the mirror" stands true here.  You may not like it and thats fine, but you cannot debate it.  Nobody is making this stuff up.  It is factual and not open to debate.

Last edited 7/17/2014 12:33 PM by BPSUL

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