|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|
I came across this ad on another Members Hub last night. Truthfully, I was a little surprised at the language and the tackiness of the Ad. I don't think it sets a very nice tone on these pages at all. Truthfully - it offends me.
'(2 people spied on you) Yeah, it sucks and it’s pretty weird when you don’t know that you’re being spied on online. People and companies spy on you by planting cookies on your browser. But they.re not friggin choc-chocolate chip cookies or something delicious like that. These cookies are crummy and allow the sites to follow you around the web. To see who’s spying on you, check out our Spy Guard. It’s pretty cool. It’s free and the results will shock you. See Who!'
Are cookies being collected in order for Google Ads to be placed on our Hubs. I have been wondering for days about this - because Ads have begun appearing on my own Hubs which are directly related to personal searches I have made recently in relation to a holiday I am planning to go on. The same sites I used to search for this accommodation are being placed on my own Hubs.
Can anyone shed any light on this and if so is anyone else seeing this Ad or is it just me?
Sallybea, sorry to say this, but you are more than a decade behind the realization about internet "cookies," and yes, Google displays ads based almost entirely on what you are doing online.
Here's a video from 2011 that explains Google ad preferences,
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/11 … he-answer/
More than a decade - ouch!
relache, I have probably known about cookies for at least as long as that but for some bizarre reason being new to this site, I did not relate the Ads being placed on my Hubs to anything I had ever searched for myself until recently. Does that mean that the writer of the Hub I mentioned above has really been spying on people!! What purpose do these Ads serve - since none of us is meant to click on our own Ads? I certainly would not.
I could understand someone wanting to click on an Ad related to the actual Hub contents but why on earth would people other than me be interested in what I have been searching for if it is unrelated to the Hub. Maybe I think too much!
The video does not tell you how to change your preferences on HubPages in order for you to prevent Ads like the one above and including one with a Filipino Dating Site which I can say categorically, that I have never visited! Can you one change your preference for Ads placed on HubPages?
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The ads you see are NOT the ads others see.
Google ad placement doesn't differentiate between sites you're a member of and sites you are not. It just delivers ads based on how advertisers have decided to target their audience.
The Filipino ads (which I NEVER see) are probably being targeted based on location.
I explained the different types ad targeting on one of your other forum threads on this topic.
If you click on an ad that interests you on any website that has AdSense, that ad will follow you around wherever you go, so you will see that very ad on your hubs and in other websites. I know this because I clicked on an ad that interested me on a website and now I see that ad on all my hubs! Google knows what kind of things interest you based on what ads you click on, what searches you make and so on.
by Juliette Kando FI Chor3 years ago
I know we are all here to make some money, but having 10 ads on a page slows down loading time to such an extent that readers just don't have the patience to wait for a page to load. So they click away without...
by Bible Studies7 years ago
I got into an interesting discussion on another thread, and thought it would make a good thread itself. The question of the day is how do you feel about other hubbers clicking on an ad in your hubs?Personally I really...
by Cassandra Mantis5 years ago
I like a great feature in "Crackberry", the Blackberry website for a cool ads feature. They have Google ads sponsored by Google appearing every 10 or so comments down a comments section. I won't add links here...
by Len Cannon7 years ago
So, long story short I was chosen to be a part of the beta for the new HubPages ad program (for reasons beyond my ken) and really want to let everyone know there is nothing to worry about. We're free to talk about it...
by Brie Hoffman6 years ago
I just switched to HP from adsense and have noticed that there are some ads that I find offensive (for women in Russia for example). I find it interesting that HP will ding me if I put something off-color on my...
by timax557 years ago
i made a hub about paying social networks but i could not found ads on my hub i have not google adsense account but amazon assocites & kontera acoount are active but there is not such ads.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.