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How do I stop getting 're-targeted' by Google ad

Been three months since I bought their service

     

vik_c

5:45 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I went to London for a holiday in April, booked a room in March in a hotel after reading reviews and searching on Google. Since then wherever I look, there's an ad by the hotel offering me discounted rooms. It's really funny especially since I used more than one computer to do my research. I've been seeing ads of every size and type every day for the last three months from this same hotel. How do I fix this?

Leosghost

5:51 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Clear your cookies..and change your IPs..and go here [networkadvertising.org...]

legaleagle

8:32 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)



Most likely a flash cookie stored in macromedia, there bloody annoying and hard to get rid of. Try a add on for firefox called "better privacy" that should clear them

Leosghost

8:45 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Only if that is what it is, an LSO [en.wikipedia.org...] commonly referred to as "flash cookies",
and only if you use firefox..
However if you go to [nirsoft.net...] you can download "FlashCookiesView" freeware for windows ( if that is your OS ? ) and see what LSOs you have..and deal with them as you wish..

And if it isn't..do as I suggested above..and then ( even if it is an LSO ) visit the "optout" page I linked to in my other post "above" to help avoid being tracked again..:)

smallcompany

9:01 pm on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

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G keeps targeting me for whatever I promote as an affiliate. LOL
Zero success for G and display advertisers. :(

For me, content related targeting is much better, as the possibility of me visiting that specific page for its content is much higher than the chance I came there accidentally (looking for web hosting and ending up on lingerie site).

In fact, if I run adsense ads or use display network respectively, I would prefer content related ads/sites only.

incrediBILL

8:52 am on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Try disabling IBA (Interest Based Ads) in your Google preferences.
Opt-out here: [google.com...]

PCInk

10:27 am on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Companies can use code from their AdWords accounts to take people back out of retargetting, in the same way you add them to the list in the first place.

Most people don't know about it and of those that do, many won't bother because it is complicated to set up.

vik_c

11:07 am on Jun 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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However if you go to [nirsoft.net...] you can download "FlashCookiesView" freeware


Thanks. Done!

Companies can use code from their AdWords accounts to take people back out of retargetting, in the same way you add them to the list in the first place

I did think there would be some way. It's a waste from their point of view too, targeting someone who's already made a purchase with their ads. Google loses out as well.
 

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