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Frank Lee 06-11-2013 06:14 AM

Turning the tables on google
So the other day I was researching Vespa scooters online cuz my buddy just got an early '60s unit; after that everywhere I went online- here, homepage, everywhere- got completely dominated with Vespa ads.

OK I like Vespas but I did my searches and now I'm done with them. I don't want to see them in every ad. :mad:

What to do?

First, what sort of ad wouldn't I mind being bombarded with?

A few google searches for Victoria's Secret = problem solved! :thumbup:

MetroMPG 06-11-2013 09:55 AM

Clever, clever! They are insidious, aren't they?

I have a love / hate relationship with Google. They help pay the bills, but I am slowly coming to the conclusion that they aren't living up to their goal of "not being evil."

euromodder 06-11-2013 10:35 AM

Use 2 different browsers - works with every search website.

One with which you only search on Google / Bing / ... , then drag a result-link to another browser altogether to open it there.

For images, I have to click the image first as it links to Google, not the originating website.
Then on the resulting Google page, drag the link "Website for this image" to your clean browser.

euromodder 06-11-2013 10:38 AM

As a sidenote, since naming my li'l up! GasDwarf, half the images when you search for "gasdwarf" (a relatively small, gaseous planet) link to ecomodder :rolleyes:

With the name Gasdwarf in the sidebar on a few 1000 messages, the Google bots apparently think ecomodder is a prime source of info on these :o

Xist 06-11-2013 11:15 AM

Someone name their car "Justin Beiber!" :D

Xist 06-11-2013 03:12 PM

For the record, I named my car hoping to bring bacon afficionados to the site. It cannot hurt, right? :D

markweatherill 06-11-2013 06:33 PM

It's possible to opt out of personalised Google ads.

But I just block as many ads as I can with the hosts file.

Xist 06-11-2013 07:24 PM

I have a HOSTS file from A detailed guide for using the MVPS HOSTS file and I have a difficult time using anyone else's computer, although I think that I have other utilities that also reduce the ads that I see.

I love the giant ones that cover the page that you just open and do not go away easily, or anything with sound.

UltArc 06-11-2013 07:36 PM

I forgot this site had ads lol

Everyone once in a while when I show a friend something [on their computer] I see them and remember.

sid 06-11-2013 10:29 PM

Clear your cookies every time you turn your computer off. You can set your computer to do this automatically.

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