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Forum topic by MrUnix posted 07-03-2012 02:11 AM 1170 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2012 02:11 AM

For a while now, one of the random ads that appear on this site seems a little out of place.. I understand the wood working related ones like the big Laguna one up top, or the various suppliers of woodworking accessories and such. But this one.. well.. now that I think about it, it might just have something to do with “wood” after all!! :-O

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Brad

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 03:24 AM

I like the “wood” ads. We should have more.

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 05:30 AM

When you do a search for something; say pop rivets these searches place “cookies” in your browser. These cookies link the searches to LJ and propagate to the LJ community.

Try searching for something really weird product and/or service, out of your normal interests and I will bet you “dollars to donoughts” that these searches will show up on LJ.

Recently I searched for Laguna tools and Lithium Ion powered lawn mowers, lo and behold these products showed up on LJ.

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 06:44 AM

I was searching Graphics Cards, Processors and Motherboards for my computers and I keep getting ads for those kinds of things. There’s an ad for laptops on the right at the moment.

How to explain the underwear ads?
I’m not sure.

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#4 posted 07-03-2012 07:20 AM

I use an ad blocker so i don’t see any of those ads. A lot of browsers will track where you go and what you search and show specific ads that might be to your liking. delete all your cookies and you’ll see something else advertised.

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#5 posted 07-03-2012 07:21 AM

Tyrone,

Some ads are placed there directly by the advertisers and some follow you searches.

I use my tablet and my PC for LJ and the ads are different depending on what I searched for on the two computers (I don’t like calling the machines because they have no moving parts).

On the other hand perhaps you have one of those newfangled computers, it is reading your subconscious and is searching for underwear!

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#6 posted 07-03-2012 09:06 AM

I’ve just noticed that quite a lot of my “rag pile” – that I use for oiling, waxing, polishing etc etc are actually old undergarments of various types.
Perhaps the idea of the advert is to make you think about what you’ll do with the underwear after the elastic has gone?

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#7 posted 07-03-2012 01:56 PM

I’ve seen them show up on other woodworking related sites, too. But if I were the business owner I’d be PO’d that someone is wasting my advertising dollars promoting my product to a community that is less likely to buy my product.

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#8 posted 07-03-2012 02:40 PM

Jeff in Huntersville

They only pay by the click, no click, no pay!

That’s where companies like Google, Yahoo, and hopefully for Facebook get their money.

I say hopefully because that is Facebook’s only source of revenue at this time.

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#9 posted 07-03-2012 02:47 PM

Have you done any searches for ‘Ladie’s feminine undergarments’ lately? That would explain it!
I bought my wife a new laptop case last Christmas… I’m still getting ads for cases, luggage, etc.

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#10 posted 07-03-2012 03:00 PM

I welcome this kind of ads. Beats political claptrap on non-shop talk.

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#11 posted 07-03-2012 03:03 PM

I don’t think cookies have anything to do with the ad. If you do a Google search for Tormek and Google puts a cookie saving your search history on your computer, no other website is supposed to be able to read that cookie because the cookie knows which website saved it to your computer. I used to be a web programmer, though it’s been a few years and maybe technology has changed, but that’s how cookies worked at least 6 or so years ago.

Now, I did do a search on LJ for tormek yesterday and this morning when I came back, I have seen Jet and Tormek sharpener ads.

Jarod

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#12 posted 07-03-2012 04:55 PM

This topic has come up before.

It has something to do with this garmet being called a body SHAPER.

The google ad thingy is too stupid to know the difference between a wood shaper and a body shaper.

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#13 posted 07-03-2012 05:22 PM

Anyone want to start a thread on Stanley ‘breast drills’? Yee Haw…

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#14 posted 07-03-2012 05:28 PM

Camel hunting would be more fun…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#15 posted 07-03-2012 05:31 PM

I’m sure that DKV “would walk a mile for a Camel” as the old ad goes. How very Bactrian of him!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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