AndyA - 7:37 pm on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Went back and checked the company website I visited. It is using Google Analytics.
So, Google is using its analytics service to display interest based ads based on sites people visit. Can you say "Big Brother is watching?" I will say I don't much care for it, not at all. And now that I've visited the site again, I'll probably see nothing BUT ads for that site.
Note to Google: I. Am. Not. Interested. In. This. Company.
I was curious about a person I used to know, and that's it. Interest over. No more ads.
If anything, this just proves to me the interest based ads don't work, because I normally have ZERO interest in the field this company does business in. So, any ads Google shows me for it are WASTED.
Edit to add: The site does not use AdSense, nor does it have any ads on it at all, so it has to be Analytics.