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sanj

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Canon Rumors is watching
« on: April 26, 2018, 08:26:03 AM »
I searched yesterday to live aboard in Thailand and today Canon Rumors is advertising is showing a live aboard ads...

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Canon Rumors is watching
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 08:26:58 AM »
CR doesn't watch or care. It's Google AdSense.
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 09:47:44 AM »
CR doesn't watch or care. It's Google AdSense.

It is on Canon Rumor's front page. So yeah, I conclude (whatever the tool may be) that they are interested in what I search on the net and give that information to advertisers. Thats all what I am saying.

I am also ok with this, as this is the way Internet seems to work. We do not have privacy.

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 11:12:08 AM »
Its Google that is watching.  And, yes, the CR site is supported by ads, and they are usually based on what you have viewed in the past.  If you clear your web browser, then you will get photography ads or whatever Google decides to send.

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 11:16:37 AM »
Buy something for your wife for Valentine's Day and you'll still be getting ads served up in April. :)

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2018, 11:24:28 AM »
Or use Adblock plus (sorry Craig).

Google Adsense is like a network. It is used on most of the websites on the internet that advertise. When you go to a website, you leave a little trace of you behind (a cookie) that Google knows about. Google can then use that information later to serve you some ads on a completely different website. I disable cookies except for sites I allow and I definitely do not allow Google cookies!
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »
CR doesn't watch or care. It's Google AdSense.

It is on Canon Rumor's front page. So yeah, I conclude (whatever the tool may be) that they are interested in what I search on the net and give that information to advertisers. Thats all what I am saying.

I am also ok with this, as this is the way Internet seems to work. We do not have privacy.

The actual conclusion is that CR leaves a little gap on their design so that Google algorithm can place an ad based on your browsing history and when someone clicks on that ad, Google gets a cut and CR gets a cut of that cut.
I doubt CR even know what the ad is.
Where that ad leads, neither Google nor CR care.

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2018, 12:08:50 PM »

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2018, 12:29:31 PM »
I doubt CR even know what the ad is.
Where that ad leads, neither Google nor CR care.

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2018, 12:43:17 PM »
CR doesn't watch or care. It's Google AdSense.

It is on Canon Rumor's front page. So yeah, I conclude (whatever the tool may be) that they are interested in what I search on the net and give that information to advertisers. Thats all what I am saying.

Yes, but what you are saying is incorrect.
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 01:43:56 PM »
In this day and age people ought to know google is watching. So is facebook and other search engines. If you are okay with this as you say, then why a paranoid post? I think this topic has come up before. I get ads all the time that are obviously because of what I have searched. I even get related junk mail sometimes.

Craig has to make money too, but he's not the one watching your searches. No man has that kind of time and the related revenue wouldn't pay for that kind of time.
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 02:17:25 PM »
(Craig) but he's not the one watching your searches. No man has that kind of time and the related revenue wouldn't pay for that kind of time.

Maybe Craig is really interested in living on boats in Thailand too?  ;) ;D
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 02:38:13 PM »
Mine thinks I need a belt for my pants.  If AdSense was working the way it should, it would show me ads for the perfect pellet smoker so I can get some good ribs and brisket.  ;D

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 08:52:51 PM »
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2018, 09:12:54 PM »
(Craig) but he's not the one watching your searches. No man has that kind of time and the related revenue wouldn't pay for that kind of time.

Maybe Craig is really interested in living on boats in Thailand too?  ;) ;D

I get Russian Bride ads all the time. I wonder why?  ;)
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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2018, 09:24:10 PM »
Sanj, as Neuro says it's Google, not CR. Adsense used to be contextual, that is, ads for camera stuff would be shown on a site like this, but then interest based advertising (IBA) took over. If you search for something, you are then bombarded with ads for that subject wherever you go. I find it really creepy when ads follow you around from site to site, but apparently it works.

Back in my Thailand liveaboard diving days I had a couple of very good trips to the Similan Islands out of Khaolak with Sea Dragon - http://www.seadragondivecenter.com/

Things change and I don't know how the company compares these days, but my experience from several years ago was very good. The only problem nowadays is excess tourism and overdiving. The Thais have decided to shut a beach on Phi Phi island because the environment was being destroyed by tourists, and Boracay island in the Philippines will also be closed for six months for the same reason.

Although I live in Thailand, my diving days are over for various reasons - scarred retina, asthma, wife, kids, money, etc.

On my first trip to the Similans in 1996 there was hardly anyone there, but that all changed shortly afterwards. The attached shots from 1996 were taken with my old A1 and scanned in.

Have a good trip!

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Re: Canon Rumors is watching
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2018, 09:24:10 PM »