August 28, 2011

Ads on Linux.com

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It's OK when the ads are about Linux or hardware etc when it's related to the content of this page, but I experience that it's not the case.

I get ads for dating services like filipinocupid.com and Chinese dating service stuff.

Do I really have to block stuff??

I see it's Google AdChoices that put them there.

"The AdChoices icon appears on sites that use Google's AdSense program to show ads. While Google often shows you ads based on the content of the page you are viewing, we also show some ads based on the types of websites you visit, view, or where you interact with an ad or other Google product supported by Google's advertising services. In doing this, Google doesn't know your name or any other personal information about you. Google simply recognizes the number stored in your browser on the DoubleClick cookie, and shows ads related to the interest and inferred demographic categories associated with that cookie. It's our goal to make these ads as relevant and useful as possible for you. Google doesn't create categories, or show ads, based on sensitive topics such as race, religion, sexual orientation, or health. " - google

I recently removed all my previous browser data, maybe it's affecting the ads? Google mastermind: He is browsing Linux sites aha he needs more Asian dating sites adds!

What adds do you see? Are you all blocking it or anyone experience the same shit as me? Do Linux.com really need these adds?

Edit: my categories in Google Ads Preferences was:

Arts & Entertainment - TV & Video - Online Video
Computers & Electronics
Computers & Electronics - Programming
Computers & Electronics - Software - Operating Systems - Linux & Unix
Internet & Telecom - Service Providers - Cable & Satellite Providers
Online Communities - Forum & Chat Providers