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[IMPORTANT] Company Ads Are Following me- What is this?[MUST READ]

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by trushafty38, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. trushafty38

    trushafty38 Regular Member

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    Recently, I went to visit a website. This website was for a company that did PPC. The company went public not too long ago.

    Ever since I visited their website I have seen ads for their company everywhere I have been. Some big name sites. No big deal. I figured they were making a push. Then I started noticing their ads on other sites that have no relevancy to what they are about.

    I think that they have installed some cookie system to display ads for me now.

    Is this possible to follow you with ads?

    are they doing this with some illegal scripting and actually stealing ad space from the big G?

    Any information about this would be great. Im stumped but I know its only me that is seeing the ads. My business partner has not been to this site and these ads do not show up for him on any of the sites ive been seeing them.

    HOW is this happening?
     
  2. extremephp

    extremephp BANNED BANNED

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    Clear cookies by google and doubleclick.net :)

    Google had a system implemented such, which would show you ads, which are related to the sites you visited from google search :)

    Once i searched in google for Sneakers, and visited some sites, and from then, 80% of ads i saw was of sneakers until i cleared the Adsense/adwords cookie :)

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  3. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    I think what you saw was a new feature introduced by Google Adwords about 3-4 months ago, called "Google Adword Remarketing". Find out more information here:
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    http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=173945
     
  4. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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  5. trushafty38

    trushafty38 Regular Member

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    i wonder if it is possible to have ads show up ONLY after they visit your website. This would be amazing way to help ROI.