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Google Ads

  1. ytsenoh profile image87
    ytsenohposted 4 years ago

    I want to preface this, first, with I'm hoping I have placed this question in the appropriate group.  It's becoming more apparent to me that the Google ad images (not "Related Searches" column) no longer relate to hub subjects for my hubs.  I was amused to just figure out that the ads on my hubs that I see seemingly appear to be related to sites I have visited today.  Is this how it works now?  Just making sure I'm not going wonky.  Thanks!

    1. WryLilt profile image80
      WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. Google will display adverts based on your search history. If it can't track that, it will show you adverts related to common keywords found on the page.

      This is why it's not a great idea to overstress about advert content - everyone can see something different based on their location or search history.

      1. Simone Smith profile image91
        Simone Smithposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Well-put! Thanks for clearing that up, WryLilt!

        This is also why I go out of my way to visit jewelry shops. wink

      2. ytsenoh profile image87
        ytsenohposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the responses in confirming the oddity I thought might be taking place.  Could be beneficial to someone.  No stress here.  I expect Google to be serving dinner in the next decade or less.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image82
      galleryofgraceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Google tracks you everywhere you go!

  2. tillsontitan profile image89
    tillsontitanposted 4 years ago

    Thanks ytsenoh, I learned something from your question!

  3. Writer Fox profile image56
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    Use an encrypted search and you won't get personalized results:

    You will, however, be shown ads based upon your IP location (city, state, country, whatever).

    1. ytsenoh profile image87
      ytsenohposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Writer Fox, thank you.