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ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 03:47 AM

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  1. Gio RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 04:57 AM

    I've learned to not scroll down that far. Truly disgusting.

    1. carolinadawg RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 08:06 AM

      Adblock

      Oh, and CH doesn't get to pick the ads that show up.

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        Gio RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 08:55 AM

        Yes, I thought I had but I have since reinstalled Adblock Plus and it's now working. Again.

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          ChillyDog RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 11:30 AM

          If CH isn't in charge of their own advertising, who is?

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            Gio RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 12:35 PM

            CBS Interactive Inc.?

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              mcsheridan RE: ChillyDog May 1, 2014 02:58 PM

              Chow is a client of an outfit called "Outbrain.com", that provides content to a whole host of different websites. You can see their link below the From Around the Web content - "Recommended by" and a tiny icon.

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            Bloominanglophile RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 08:14 AM

            My first post on Chowhound, which I have been visiting for quite awhile. Too bad it's in agreement with something that isn't flattering about this site. Personally, I'm tired of seeing the ad for the 2014 Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival!

            1. carolinadawg RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 08:46 AM

              Download Adblock.

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                Midlife RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 11:35 AM

                I never see ads on my PC where AdBlock works. Unfortunately I haven't found anything available to do the same on an iPhone.

              2. carolinadawg RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 12:54 PM

                Chilly dog - Most web advertising is pushed out to websites in a customized fashion based on your individual internet use. Companies that do this include Google. The owner of the website isn't aware of which user sees which ads...I've never seen most of the ads people complain about.

                The following provides more information

                http://www.theatlantic.com/technology...

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                  tcamp RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 02:09 PM

                  So the OP's question really ought to be "what have I been searching for or conversing about that has resulted in me seeing this scary ads."

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                    carolinadawg RE: tcamp Apr 24, 2014 02:42 PM

                    Yes, by and large that's true. No comment on what ads I see, lol.

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                      ChillyDog RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 11:24 PM

                      Rainbows & unicorns?

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                      ChillyDog RE: tcamp Apr 24, 2014 11:20 PM

                      Thanks, for the life advice but I didn't have a question.

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                        Midlife RE: ChillyDog Apr 25, 2014 09:08 AM

                        Well, actually you did.

                        "If CH isn't in charge of their own advertising, who is?"

                        I've noticed a few posts from Mods asking for details on 'offending' ads, and also a couple of comments to the effect that they can modify what shows up. It's pretty clear that some ads I see on sites are directly related to searches I've done recently, and not on the site where the ad shows up. Big brother?

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                          LindaWhit RE: Midlife Apr 25, 2014 11:29 AM

                          Big brother?

                          Yes. Or at a minimum, targeted one-to-one advertising, with some ad placement companies doing it better than others. It's the way of the world for Internet advertising. Only way around it is AdBlock Plus.

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                            Gio RE: LindaWhit Apr 25, 2014 12:16 PM

                            <"...targeted one-to-one advertising...">

                            In my case, for the short time I saw them, someone in those advertising depts. was doing a really rotten job of targeting. LOL Certainly no bull's-eyes.

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                              LindaWhit RE: Gio Apr 25, 2014 12:34 PM

                              Yup, not all of them are decent at their targeting, OR the ads are just being served to as broad a spectrum as possible - which usually isn't what the client wants and not what they paid for.

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                      ChillyDog RE: carolinadawg Apr 24, 2014 11:18 PM

                      So if I hadn't been reading celebrity gossip and articles that mock Walmart customers, I wouldn't be seeing these? That's what you're saying?

                      The feminine hygiene products one (others have complained about this) just popped up. Trust me, I have not been reading anything on that subject either.

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                        carolinadawg RE: ChillyDog Apr 25, 2014 03:22 AM

                        I never claimed the companies that push the ads do a good job, necessarily. :-)

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                          tcamp RE: ChillyDog Apr 25, 2014 06:59 AM

                          Aw, I'm just joshing. I keep seeing a horrible picture of a reddish cauliflower with a huge slice out of it. It looks like brain surgery gone horribly wrong. I did recently search for cauliflower rice recipes.

                          Also, no comment on the fat reduction pics.

                          Ad pushing is definitely not a fully mature proposition. I have ad block at home but can't install on my work computer.

                      2. Pata_Negra RE: ChillyDog Apr 24, 2014 12:59 PM

                        install ABP and tweak it. you'll never see rubbish again.

                         
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                          Midlife RE: Pata_Negra Apr 24, 2014 02:30 PM

                          Again............. ABP does not seem to have a version that works on iPhones. Does any ad-block software?

                          I'm getting really sick of that horrendous pic of what I assume is Kelly Osbourne. I'm afraid to click on it to find out. ;o]

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                            Samalicious RE: Midlife Apr 24, 2014 04:20 PM

                            There are several ad blockers for iPhone. Google "AdBlock for iOS " for starters.

                        2. jrvedivici RE: ChillyDog Apr 25, 2014 07:19 AM

                          Back-boobs!! Nothing better for slow dancing!

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                            LindaWhit RE: jrvedivici Apr 25, 2014 11:29 AM

                            You crack me up. :D

                          2. mcsheridan RE: ChillyDog May 1, 2014 02:54 PM

                            I know I'm probably a minority opinion, and it certainly has to do with the ads/stories I see, but I do actually click on them from time to time.

                            What makes me cuckoo is when I've finished reading a thread and then clicked on the back button, and I *just* catch one I'd like to read; but when I go back to the thread page, no matter how many times I refresh, it's gone forever. Other ads/stories show up again and again, but the one I was curious about, no.

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