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Clever ad targeting!

Or maybe Google is trying to tell me something....

     
8:22 pm on May 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I was just testing something out on my site in IE11. Lets just say I didn't worry too much about IE when initially designing the site, so it doesn't work well (that is putting it nicely). Google seems to know that, because they were showing me ads with the headline "Switch to Google Chrome".

Is this good targeting or is Google hinting that I should be fixing this?
9:09 pm on May 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Lets just say I didn't worry too much about IE when initially designing the site, so it doesn't work well
If your markup validates [validator.w3.org] then there should be very little difference in any of the major browsers besides some slight spacing differences by HTML code (<br> for example.)

Google seems to know that, because they were showing me ads with the headline "Switch to Google Chrome".
The "Switch to Google Chrome" ad is shown often when you access pages using browsers other than Chrome & you are signed in to your Google account or have their tracking cookies.
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If your markup validates [validator.w3.org] then there should be very little difference

@keyplyr the issue isn't the html it's the JS.

The "Switch to Google Chrome" ad is shown often The "Switch to Google Chrome" ad is shown often

I wasn't really being serious, hence why this is posted in Foo. Yes it is true that one often sees these ads, and probably has more to do with a lack of interest from contextual advertisers than Google's ability to target. But it does make you wonder.
 

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