londrum - 5:12 pm on Sep 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
google aren't going to change it, so you just have to work with it. interest-based ads make them more money.
imagine a situation where a supplier wants to advertise his "golden widgets". there are only so many golden widget sites on the web. so google will only get money out of the advertiser so many times.
but with interest-based ads they can potentially show the ad everywhere. they are not limited to certain types of site anymore. they can get much more money out of the advertiser, because the extra clicks will blow through his budget quicker.
as a publisher, we just have to accept it even though it might not do us any good. that's just the way it is.