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Google thinks I am 18-24!

  1. shibashake profile image84
    shibashakeposted 5 years ago

    Awww, I didn't know Google was so good at flattery! big_smile

    http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

    This shows the ad-demographic (age and gender) as well as ad-categories that are stored in your Google cookie. Kindda fun to see.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good link!

      According to google, I must still be young at heart!

      Your demographics
      We infer your age and gender based on the websites you've visited. You can remove or edit these at any time.
      Age: 35-44
      Gender: Male

      And they know that I'm not a gurl. big_smile

      1. shibashake profile image84
        shibashakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I think it is because blue is a boy's color. big_smile

      2. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I totally thought you were a gurl!

    2. leroy64 profile image81
      leroy64posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Google thinks that I am an 18-24 year old female.   Maybe I need to go to different sites.

      1. shibashake profile image84
        shibashakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I dunno, I kindda like being an 18-24 year old female!

  2. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    They think I'm 45-54.  I'm about to turn 64, so that is not too far off. They are pretty good on everything else.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are young at heart as well.

      1. lobobrandon profile image82
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How do you find out your age? I couldn't

        1. lobobrandon profile image82
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          This is all I get:
          And most of the categories are what  I researched to write for my clients tongue SEO and apparel for instance

          Ads on the web
          Make the ads you see on the web more interesting
          Many websites, such as news sites and blogs, partner with us to show ads to their visitors. To see ads that are more related to you and your interests, edit the categories below, which are based on sites you have recently visited. Learn More

          Your interests are associated with an advertising cookie that's stored in your browser. If you don't want us to store your interests, you can opt out below. Your ads preferences only apply in this browser on this computer. They are reset if you delete your browser's cookies.
          Watch a video: Ads Preferences on GDN explained


          Your categories
          Below you can review the interests and inferred demographics that Google has associated with your cookie. You can remove or edit these at any time.
          Arts & Entertainment - TV & Video - Online Video
          Arts & Entertainment - Visual Art & Design - Design - Graphic Design
          Business & Industrial - Business Services - Writing & Editing Services
          Food & Drink - Cooking & Recipes - Fruits & Vegetables
          Home & Garden - Gardening & Landscaping
          Internet & Telecom - Search Engines
          Internet & Telecom - Web Services - Search Engine Optimization & Marketing
          Jobs & Education - Education - Standardized & Admissions Tests
          Reference - Humanities - History
          Shopping - Apparel - Casual Apparel - T-Shirts


          Your demographics
          No demographic categories are associated with your ads preferences so far. You can add or edit demographics at any time.


          Your cookie
          Google stores the following information in a cookie to associate your ads preferences with the browser you're using:
          id=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

          Visit the Advertising and Privacy page of our Privacy Center to learn more.


          Google is a participating member of the Network Advertising Initiative and follows the industry privacy standards for online advertising. You can opt out of this cookie, as well as other companies' cookies used for interest-based ads, by visiting the aboutads.info choices page. If you want to persist your opt-out of interest-based ads from all NAI member companies, you can install the Keep My Opt-Outs plugin.

          Google may use your Google account information, such as items you +1'd on Google websites and across the web, to personalize content and ads on non-Google websites. If you'd like to control how you see +1 recommendations from people you know, and how your +1 recommendations are shown to others, please visit the +1 button settings page.

        2. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          It must think you are ageless.

          1. lobobrandon profile image82
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ya older people are becoming 18 - 24 so a 19 year old isn't born yet tongue

  3. Rising Caren profile image80
    Rising Carenposted 5 years ago

    Hmm, google thinks I'm a 25-34 year old male.

    I'm a 22 year old female. I guess all those math, biology, gaming, and computer science websites must be giving off the impression that I'm male.

    That's what I get for being a nerd.

    1. shibashake profile image84
      shibashakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They must be using the Teen Talk Barbie algorithm. big_smile

      "Math class is tough!" ~~[Teen Talk Barbie]

  4. profile image0
    SirDentposted 5 years ago

    Google thinks I am a female age 18-24.  No idea why.  I have my age on my Google+ profile, I think. . .

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It was probably those lingerie sites... big_smile

      1. profile image0
        SirDentposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Arts & Entertainment - Fun & Trivia
        Books & Literature
        Books & Literature - Poetry
        Business & Industrial - Advertising & Marketing
        Business & Industrial - Small Business - MLM & Business Opportunities
        Internet & Telecom - Email & Messaging
        Internet & Telecom - Search Engines
        People & Society - Family & Relationships - Family - Ancestry & Genealogy
        Reference - General Reference - Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
        Shopping - Consumer Resources - Coupons & Discount Offers

        I didn't think to copy those before.

        1. shibashake profile image84
          shibashakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Probably need more cars and sports to throw you into the manly man side. Real men don't shop - unless its for electronics. big_smile

  5. leroy64 profile image81
    leroy64posted 5 years ago

    You mean checking out the menu on the Hooter's web site doesn't count?

  6. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    They nailed mine!

    1. JimmieWriter profile image89
      JimmieWriterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too!

  7. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    They have me as an 18-24 female.  (Maybe I'll leave it.  They're about the only ones on Earth who have me figured for that age. )   big_smile   I'm 59.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are another young-at-heart person. smile

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        59 is the new 18-24.   smile

    2. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, the other day a Walmart checker said "Thank you, young man" to me.  When I got to Hannaford's, I tried to convince the checker there to say "Here's your receipt, geezer" - just to rebalance the universe - but she would not.

      1. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  8. LeanMan profile image82
    LeanManposted 5 years ago

    No info on me, only what subjects I search...... I guess as I am searching from the Philippines I am not important to their data!!

  9. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Google is making me older than I really am! They say 35-44 - really, only a year off on the lower end, but I'd rather be in the 18-34 demographic. smile

  10. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    mine was right on.....not sure if i like that since my searches are being tracked

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Good point.  Maybe I'm better at hiding than I thought.  (I'm kind of impressed that LeanMan appears to be a wizard of personal-data secrecy.   A lot of the rest of us would like to feel less "understood" by Google too.  )

  11. EmpressFelicity profile image83
    EmpressFelicityposted 5 years ago

    It thinks I'm a 35-44 year old female (it underestimated my age by a decade, but I'm more than happy with that lol).

    So can someone please tell me why the email spam I get is targeted almost entirely at males? (It mainly consists of advertising for gadgets and cars, and young women saying they want a relationship with me.)

    1. leroy64 profile image81
      leroy64posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think the people who compile the email lists for spam probably don't check them very closely.  Google thinks I am a female 18-24, despite the information and picture on my profile; but, I am still get those emails selling "wives" from various countries.  Also hair loss remedies, and other male afflictions.

      1. Rosie2010 profile image82
        Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        leroy, Google thinks I am a MALE 18-24.. I know for sure I am NOT  a male and certainly not 18-24... well, once upon a time I was... 18-24, not male of course.  Maybe too much Facebook?  Is going to Facebook once a week too much?  Well, at least I don't get emails selling wives from various countries, nor hair loss remedies and other male afflictions. lol

        1. leroy64 profile image81
          leroy64posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL - It appears Google does not know everything.

  12. Wirelessguitar profile image60
    Wirelessguitarposted 5 years ago

    I didn't know you could find this stuff out! Surprisingly accurate for me.

  13. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I have my browser set so that I'm not tracked.  It's much nicer than having web sites snoop on you.

  14. melbel profile image90
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Like Relache, I'm not tracked.

  15. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    I was also classed as 18-24, which puts it at up to 40 years inaccurate.

    I deleted all the "interests" stored for me. Only one of them was even close.

    However, when I tried to use the opting out feature, I was invited to download yet another cookie, which would enable further spying!

 
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