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Ads on OzBass??

Post by Soong » 04 Feb 2017, 11:16

May I ask Phil, how is the advertising sourced on this forum? I've seen some questionable things on here.
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Re: Ads on OzBass??

Post by irvinz » 04 Feb 2017, 11:42

Banner ads on the top of the forum? Looks like it's just whatever is your personal browsing history.

I.e if I'm searching coffee machines/vacuums I would get good guys or Harvey Norman ads. Or if I'm searching on gear, I get lots of ads from bass related/gear sites. Mileage may vary.... but I think that's the jist of it

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Post by Soong » 04 Feb 2017, 12:08

I get everything from gear to cruises to filipino dating sites :shrug:
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Post by narcdor » 04 Feb 2017, 12:59

When I was looking at engagement rings the ads lasted for about 12 months. Cars lasted quite a while too. I can tell when my wife has been using the computer, clothes, shoes etc. If you regularly clean your browser cache and log out of gmail/google and Facebook etc regularly they tend to be more random.
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Post by NotTheFish » 04 Feb 2017, 13:02

You can add an extension to your browser called "Adblock" and then you don't see any.

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Post by MilesJackson » 04 Feb 2017, 13:24

+1 for Adblock, I wouldn't use a computer now without it.

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Post by jamiesdad » 04 Feb 2017, 14:23

I get random ads as I use ccleaner which keeps the cache clean on my browser
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Re: Ads on OzBass??

Post by MrChameleon » 04 Feb 2017, 14:36

I wonder if using an ad blocker on OBF reduces the revenue that is used to help maintain it?
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Post by Phil » 04 Feb 2017, 16:06

They're google ads, indeed you'll get stuff related to your search history. The revenu from the ads pretty much pays for the webhost costs but I won't hate you if you get an adblocker :D

If there's particular ads you don't like click the 'i' on the banner and I believe you have options there to block the advertiser.

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Post by RedVee » 04 Feb 2017, 18:59

Phil wrote:They're google ads, indeed you'll get stuff related to your search history. The revenu from the ads pretty much pays for the webhost costs but I won't hate you if you get an adblocker :D

If there's particular ads you don't like click the 'i' on the banner and I believe you have options there to block the advertiser.
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