m0thman - 8:02 pm on Jul 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
Every site I visit for the last 3 days that has adsense on it shows me the same damn advert for a certain hosting website - Google is way off in it's targetted advertising is all I can say, dump your stupid targetting advertising and go back to interest based adverts. If I am on a website about buying chicken eggs I am not going to buy web hosting.
Interesting you should mention that. I met with my sister at the weekend and she doesn't really know much about AdSense or ads for that matter. I was talking about work and some of the problems we're facing at the moment and she commented that she had noticed the same ads for fridges and freezers on a lot of the pages she had visited. She HAD been shopping around for one and I believe made a purchase, but the ads were all still showing her what she WAS interested in some time ago. Even the 'common folk' out there are presumably starting to notice ads following them around. According to my sister she just ignored them because she was no longer interested.
Personally, I can't in all honestly believe that interest based targeting is working, for visitors, advertisers or publishers. Presumably it's working for someone though because it's still there.