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Well that didn鈥檛 last long.
So the question remains, how to you get rid of the ridiculous ads that borderline on smut from your screen?
Every page, every day the same dumb ads that will never pertain to me.
Sometimes my kids are looking at these pages with me to see pictures of what others are killing, and these perverse ads take up as much screen as the actual content.
Why are they even here?
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They either learn it here or at school,.
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depends on what people search for on the internet. then those type of ads pop up on other sites.
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depends on what people search for on the internet. then those type of ads pop up on other sites.
Not on mine here or elsewhere.........
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i use, ad blocker plus
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Well that didn鈥檛 last long.
So the question remains, how to you get rid of the ridiculous ads that borderline on smut from your screen?
Every page, every day the same dumb ads that will never pertain to me.
Sometimes my kids are looking at these pages with me to see pictures of what others are killing, and these perverse ads take up as much screen as the actual content.
Why are they even here?
Clear the cookies from your browser and eliminate browser tracks.
Get a free ad blocker.
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Clear the cookies from your browser and eliminate browser tracks.
Get a free ad blocker.
This works.
A while back I was getting toenail fungus ads exclusively. Never googled it, never clicked but that was about the only ads that popped up on HPA for some reason. Pretty gross and I feel bad for those who have it but I don鈥檛 want to look at it.
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Well that didn鈥檛 last long.
So the question remains, how to you get rid of the ridiculous ads that borderline on smut from your screen?..........
Why are they even here?
... the internet is smart...it knows all.
All my ads are hunting/ outdoors related...
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... the internet is smart...it knows all.
All my ads are hunting/ outdoors related...
Well the latest ads are for Back to the Future musical tickets, Subarus, Spanish health and wellness (in spanish), Sunscreen, Waterpik sonic fusion, Luvs diapers, a sleeping mask, a foot massager and Tom's toothpaste.
I don't think the computer knows me as well as it should.
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....so your feet don't hurt?
....you didn't brush your toofs today?
....you didn't have a restless night of sleep?...wke up looking like crap
....you didn't have a close call in the"restroom" department?...and thought if you only were wearing a diaper..
...you didn't have something stuck in a toof?
...you weren't in the sun the past couple days?
...you weren't worried about illegal immigrants health?
...you didn't see some yellow labs recently? (Subaru)
...you didn't see a town square clock or looked for parts for your DeLorean? Or interested in the "theater"?
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i see a car ad, a shoe ad, and an ad for conceal carry holsters and state gun laws if traveling with a gun.
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The ads are very poorly matched to the audience of a huntin, fishin, campin, boatin website.

I don't know enough about the online ad business to know WHY that is the case or how to fix it.

It seems like the technology should allow the website owner to choose the ad content categories to make them more relevant.

And just click a "Family Friendly" button to keep it clean.
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i see a car ad, a shoe ad, and an ad for conceal carry holsters and state gun laws if traveling with a gun.
Between my virus protection and uBlock I don't get any of that junk.
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In the past the ad blocker that I got for free on the innernet took out the majority of the ads for me. Now that I have a Premium Membership I don't see any ads, banners, or anything else related to advertising. All I see are posts and replies, just what I come here for and nothing else.
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i use, ad blocker plus
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The ads are very poorly matched to the audience of a huntin, fishin, campin, boatin website.
From what I understand, the ads on here are part of a Google advertising program, which is based on the individual's browsing history.
As previously suggested, clear cookies and cache from your browser then immediately download a free ad blocker such as Ad Blocker Plus.
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In the past the ad blocker that I got for free on the innernet took out the majority of the ads for me. Now that I have a Premium Membership I don't see any ads, banners, or anything else related to advertising. All I see are posts and replies, just what I come here for and nothing else.
Same thing here.
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So thinking about this my wife has purchased, and I鈥檓 guessing researched, one of those spike acupuncture pads and a hand held massagers in the past months.
Maybe that鈥檚 where the stuff originated from, but no matter how many times I 鈥渞eported鈥 the ads they came right back.
interestingly, enough, after talking about it here 90% of those ads no longer show up. Now it is just completely random products. I don鈥檛 mind the ads, I can scroll right by them without thinking about it.

foot powders, MGM, Ram trucks, and online video games are the flavors of the day.
From what I understand, the ads on here are part of a Google advertising program, which is based on the individual's browsing history.
As previously suggested, clear cookies and cache from your browser then immediately download a free ad blocker such as Ad Blocker Plus.
But using Ad Blockers takes away the monetary support for the website. Their money comes from advertising.

Back in the day when everyone got magazines like Outdoor LIfe and Field and Stream, the ads weren't a problem because the ads were relevant to outdoors pursuits, they weren't disgusting and repulsive, and they didn't blink, flash, and pop up. So you could actually READ the content.

It seems like websites could do something similar. Maybe Google Ads don't allow that type of customization. If not, they are leaving a big opportunity for a competing ad service that DOES allow that.
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