That is exactly the point I was trying to make in my longwinded post. (sorry about the typos btw) Interestingly enough when looking for sample filler ads,I looked up a few terms that I assumed did not have much of a monetary value. Sure enough you saw almost the same untargeted ads each time. The odd thing is though none of them were placed by affiliates they were placed by an agency or directly by the merchant. Yet again I have to ask why this problem is being blamed on the evil affiliates when the worst examples of these ads I find are placed by agencies.