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3/18/13 6:56 A

It's easier to ask, which ads do I not see on SparkPeople.

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3/18/13 5:23 A

To be honest I don't see the ads, they are there but I ignore all ads on the internet

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3/17/13 10:44 P

Yep my ads today are based on a search I did two days ago.

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3/17/13 10:02 P

" I suspect that SOME of our ads are selected by our interests (or at least from the words we use)"

Virtually ALL of the ads are selected that way. That's exactly how internet ad services work! They pick up keywords in what you read and what you write, and they look at the commercial pages you've used. I have Ad Blocker so I don't see any. Before I got it, I was getting Red Roof Inn ads for a YEAR because I had looked up inexpensive motels along a MapQuest route ONCE. Don't know why they couldn't figure out that I was probably done with my trip!

SparkPeople uses the same ad service that most commercial websites do. You probably see similar ads on SparkPeople, the news sites you look at, and almost any other website that has ads. It's not just your SparkPeople pageviews that determine what you see here; anything you look at anywhere can feed ads everywhere else.

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3/17/13 9:27 P

I keep getting red ads of the "Parkinson's guy" which I don't understand because I never researched Parkinsons. I don't understand why he keeps showing up. Frankly, I'm tired of seeing his face!

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3/17/13 2:59 P

I tend to notice the adds that are about something I'm looking for. - except the Mrs. Smith pies I notice.

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3/17/13 2:47 P

I sense the ads are there but I don't pay attention to them

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3/17/13 2:45 P

On my computer none on my tablet, ads for Zulily, Sensa, How to Lose Belly Fat with this one weird diet trick. I just ignore them

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3/17/13 2:22 P

I see them all on the pages BUT try to ignore them

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3/17/13 2:21 P

None, I use Firefox for my browser and it has an ad blocker.

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3/16/13 6:05 P

Always see the Chakra one. Kept seeing an add for Body Gospel. I love contemporary Christian music and needed a something to switch up with my Zumba so I bought it. I LOVE it! Well worth the money. Now I'm checking out this Fluidity thing. Really interesting. Caught an infomericial on it the other night. Almost convinced.

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3/13/13 12:24 P

chakra, antibiotics, automobile...

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3/13/13 12:19 P

Personally, there are way too many ads and I find them annonying.

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3/13/13 10:57 A

Right now I am surronded by Mazda

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3/13/13 10:50 A

I don't pay attention to the ad on SparkPeople or any other site...unless they are pop-up types that become intrusive and annoying and force me to close their windows.

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3/13/13 10:33 A

Not lately but I use to see ads for Magic: The Gathering, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons and Victoria Secret.........idk WHY I'd see Victoria Secret ads

Edited by: KJFITNESSDUDE at: 3/13/2013 (10:34)

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3/13/13 8:54 A

Today: Loreal, jimmy dean, ameritrade, sensa (of course), mastercard

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3/13/13 8:44 A

the only one I've noticed lately are PODS, this is because I just contacted them for a quote, I'm moving soon.

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3/13/13 12:26 A

What ads? I go into denial and don't even see them.

Edited by: MCFHARPIST at: 3/13/2013 (00:27)

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3/12/13 11:30 P

i wrote a blog a month ago about my exercise equipment at home is a Rubbermaid step stool and dumbbells. Suddenly I started seeing AMAZON adds for step stools. I suspect that SOME of our ads are selected by our interests (or at least from the words we use)

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3/12/13 6:35 P

In the past, I've seen LOTS of ads for GMO foods. Seriously. Get healthy folks! Fill yourself with frankenfoods! Mmmmmmm!

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3/12/13 5:35 P

too many!
shampoo, Hyatt, cooling,
sometimes I shut it all down and go to FB instead!

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3/12/13 5:21 P

Heartburn ad

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3/12/13 5:06 P

I'm getting Mazda and John Deere tractors today. Very confused by the tractors lol.

Also Manulife Financial, some sort of toothpaste, and something about becoming a registered nurse.

Edited by: BUNNYKICKS at: 3/12/2013 (17:07)

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3/12/13 4:55 P

Other than the ones for SparkPeople products, which we probably all get...

Currently I have:

- car ads : todays are mazda and toyota (I've done a lot of web searches for cars lately)
- the Grand Palladium Jamaica and Bermuda - my vacation is next month
- Red Gate software for sqlserver - I've done a lot of oracle and sqlserver searches lately
- - I do buy from them

Do you all see these, or do we all get different ones? Just curious...

I kind of love the vacation ones...

Edited by: NSPIXIE at: 3/12/2013 (16:56)

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