Leosghost - 3:35 pm on Mar 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
It's awful! And you CAN'T opt out.
I selected non-interest based ads in my Adsense admin area over 3 weeks ago. Users (and me when I'm on my sites) still see adverts for other websites they've visited recently.
I've kept saying that ever since it was confirmed to me in a thread here by an old adsense advisor, when it first appeared as an option in the admin panel..( you can't opt out of interest ads being shown on your own sites..see below* ) some people just don't want to believe it..
Google worded it just carefully enough to fool them at first read..and even when confirmed by Google ( because I asked for "clarification" of their vague wording ) that you can't opt out of having interest ads being shown on your site ( *but you can "opt out" of having the content and subject matter of your site used to influence what visitors see on other sites running adsense..that is what you are "opting out of" ) some people still prefer to be fooled..
Or to believe that the adsense they see on their sites is what others are seeing..
"my cat is black, my neighbor's cat is black, my mother's cat is black, therefore all cats, even the ones I cannot see, are black"..
I know the sites of some people on here..I also know that some of them have "opted out" of showing interest based ( or remarketing )..In some cases ( but not all cases ) I know this because I have ( they have given for various reasons ) access to their adsense admin panels..
I still see ads on their** sites based upon my personal "interest based" surfing..or remarketing ( I recently purchased cards from vistaprint 20% of all ads on any site I see are now for vistaprint, which is damn stupid of them, because they are also emailing me constantly with their offers )..as long as the ad format(s) on the adsense sites corresponds to one that vistaprint use for their adwords..
**I also see them on mine, and I had it switched off from day 1..( even when it was confirmed by ASA that it did not do what it said on the tin.. I left it as was, just in case G ever decided to get "ethical" )..I'm not holding my breath in anticipation ..