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#1 sprout

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

I get a lot of Belgian content in the little adverts here - the post office saying that they can redirect my mail when I move (been there done that) various mobile phone networks etc.

At the top of this very page is a Dutch porsche specialist <bigeyes>

I presume that readers in blighty are getting ads for more Brit like stuff.

But what intrigues me is that Noesis seems to be quite UK focused - so have they been waiting for a token Belgian to arrive to unleash their continental content? Or is there a Noesis Europe hidden somewhere?

Enquiring minds want to know,

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#2 clzoomer- chuffed

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

I'm getting ads for Western Canada so I assume it's all about the IP addys?

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#3 hygienicdispenser

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:09 PM

Yesterday I got an advert for Peter Gabriel's new album, which earlier in the day I'd been looking at on Amazon. Coincidence or tracking cookies?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:15 PM

I currently have an advert for "Universal Orlando-the Wizarding Workld of Harry Potter." since that is in Florida I would imagine only US residents are seeing that one.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:16 PM

Brian's Danish, and he and Aly spent a long time living in Denmark and then Germany. Noesis Chat is certainly European and also multilingual.

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#6 Edward the Bonobo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

The way these ad thingies work is that sites subscribe to ad servers which, yes, read your IP. And the way that the Ad Block Plus add-on for most known browsers works is it keeps a list of all the ad servers and...well...blocks them. And then tidies up the page so there's no unsightly gap where the unsightly ad used to be.

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Adblock_Plus


Sheesh! You're looking at the web with adverts?

Chrome: https://chrome.googl...cnamgkkbiglidom

Firefox: https://addons.mozil...n/adblock-plus/

IE: http://simple-adblock.com/

Safari: http://safariadblock.com/

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#7 Edward the Bonobo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:41 PM

Yesterday I got an advert for Peter Gabriel's new album, which earlier in the day I'd been looking at on Amazon. Coincidence or tracking cookies?



There may be a clue there in the word 'new'.

Myself, I often find that I become interested in a product at just the same time as it's the focus of a marketing campaign. Spooky! ;-)

Basically, they're leaving cookies in your head.

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#8 hygienicdispenser

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

Thanks Ed, I'm not actually completely thick. Can come to those conclusions without your help. AdBlock? Can't be bothered, adverts generally just wash over me.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:50 PM

I got half price peanuts at a superstore, rude I thought

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:18 PM

I have ad block plus. And I don't see any ads. I don't miss them, either. There is something like a filter for Opera, but it doesn't filter anything I can make out, so I don't use Opera very often for this reason (among others).
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#11 hygienicdispenser

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:28 PM

Right, had a cup of coffee and calmed down. Sorry if I was a bit sharp Ed, but you do have a habit of being slightly, um, confrontational in your posting style.

I also had a look in my cookie list, and cookies from Doubleclick.net were there. To quote from wikipedia re Doubleclick:

"browser HTTP cookies are set to track users as they travel from website to website and record which commercial advertisements they view and select while browsing."

Targeted ad serving is their business.

But my earlier post was not being all conspiracy theoryish, it was merely a comment.

#12 Edward the Bonobo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:19 PM

When I'm being confrontational I leave the emoticons out. ;-)

And actually...I hope I'm only ever confrontational* when I'm confronting an opinion. I don't willfully imply people are stupid for the sake of it.











* As in 'potentially seen as confrontational'. In my own mind I'm not actually confronting - just talking.

Edited by Edward the Bonobo, 13 October 2011 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:30 PM

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#14 Edward the Bonobo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:35 PM

You've not been lurking at the same sites as I have, obviously.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:50 PM

My deals are cruisedeals.co.uk and PS3 - so tracking cookies ain't on my computer cos i've been nowhere except here, facebook and chat :o

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:56 PM

I commented on FB once about the use of the word "addicting" in ads for games and when I posted the comment, all my ads turned to Games Ads. It's almost as if they knew.....

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:09 PM

I have not noticed the adverts much here on Noesi, the only time adverts bother me, is when I am reading my emails and it slows the system down.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:18 PM

Lea: You will probably have the doubleclick cookies, because it's this site that's handing them out. They are (in my opinion) basically harmless however. They only really do anything if you click on adverts - they'll use that info to feed you ads for similar sorts of products.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:48 PM

Google and Zoosk adverts now - hmm... I just don't do adverts, they just irritate me :o

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:25 PM

I'm getting Birmingham Food Fest at the top of the page (I'm in the Midlands so it is relevant), Vodafone free sims after the first posting (I use a mobile, doesn't everyone? Too generic) and Pet Plan at the bottom (I have bought pet insurance on-line, but nearly a year ago - are they reading my recent emails offering more quotes?).

I have noticed recently, though, that shopping searches I've done recently are coming back to haunt me in ads. Better be careful what I look for!

(Immediately edited by me as there doesn't appear to be a preview and I only spot the typos after I've hit post)

Edited by deborahb342, 13 October 2011 - 05:26 PM.


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#21 Mu Beta

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

Noesis seems to think I'd be interested in American Cable TV or a Caribbean cruise.

That's pretty much as far from targeted advertising as you can get.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:09 PM

It obviously makes sense to aim the ads at people who are likely to be interested in them, so I don't mind - I might be made aware of something I may not otherwise have heard of, but which is within the realms of my interests.

Having said that, I find ignoring ads just as effective as installing an adblocker. I have noticed coloured banners across the page, but couldn't for the life of me tell you what they were about. I'll keep an eye out from now on and let you all know if they're German.
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:11 PM

Mu Beta - has someone else been at your computer?
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

No, but I do have a notoriously difficult-to-find IP.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:24 PM

OOOOOOH its now email marketing helping splendora.com for $8.50 so maybe my IP is constantly changing...

then again I have match.com and zoosk still on my page, maybe i should check my marital status on here...

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

Generally, advertising is a major intrusion, coming in second after telephones but I have to say it is handled well here, not so objectionable at all.
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