Strange consequence of Google ad delivery

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  1. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    It turns out that we recently bought a new car, and afterward, I looked up the owner's manual on the manufacturer's website. Now, I get the same ad over and over every day I'm on Sherdog for the car I already own.

    Google gets paid for delivering the ad, and I don't have to put up with ads for all sorts of different stuff I don't want, but the company paying for the ad gets nothing whatsoever for its money.

    Interesting. But should anyone care?
     
  2. OverCoronavirus Pressure Mayberry = War Room, WR = OT. Shit. Banned

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    I was just thinking about this.
    I bought a guitar online and did fair amount of homework.

    The ads targeted me immediately. You liked that, buy this! Look at this gear you probably want, maybe!

    I think if anything it's gonna get worse. Ads will be loaded into laser-guided sales cannons aimed right at your face.
     
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    I like to search random but alarming combinations of products just to fuck with the NSA.

    Duct tape, metal weights, and 1 gallon jugs of lube was my last red herring search.

    Farming fertilizer, a rental truck, and a gross of black dildos is next.
     
  4. Snoowpy Blue Belt

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    The discussion following this unfortunate error has upped the brand awareness in your mind and you are now discussing this topic at Sherdog. So the ad is still doing it's work.
     
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  7. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    Does anyone adblock around here? I stopped looking at ads years ago.
     
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    Is the missing letter a "t"?
     
  9. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    Yeah.
    Although, amusingly (or frighteningly), things I've searched at home show up in my ads at work (where, yes, I do have to use the Internet for my job, and, no, we do not have admin access to install adblock).
     
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    No, the apostrophe is unnecessary.
     
  11. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    That is messed up for sure. People used to joke about 1984, big brother surveillance state, but now it becomes more of a reality every day, or rather, I should say it is a reality. Government and big corporations seem to have one overriding goal and that is to know everything about you.
     
  12. Clear Winner Big Poppa Pars

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    Google playing 4D chess with their marketing plans.
     
  13. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    That doesn't make any sense. Every time I get in my car my brand awareness is about as high as it can be, don'tcha think?
    The point is I bought the car before I ever saw the ad. It didn't need to do any work.
    Somehow it stopped working and I didn't really notice, just don't care that much, I guess. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  14. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    It's those creepy notifications asking me to provide info to google about places I pass by when I leave location on on my phone that make my skin crawl.
     
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    This post is absolute genius!
     
  16. MusterX Titanium Belt

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    You may need adblock plus, there is adblock and adblock plus, use plus.
     
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  18. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    It's what I have. It had just crashed and I didn't even notice. It's back on now. Thanks, though.
     
  19. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    I think not. As I said,
     
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    So you post from you car?
     

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