posted on Feb, 21 2017 @ 08:21 PM
originally posted by: Gyo01
a reply to: schuyler
I didn't think ATS did targeted ads for some reason. The ads always seemed sponsored. Religious, conspiracy, military flashlight, etc...
ATS isn't in charge of the ads. They contract with an ad "service" that does the actual work. This "service" looks at your cookies, determines if
there is a "hit" and proceeds accordingly. Some cookies are more persistent than others. I looked at generator ads a while back in my search for a
home generator. I saw the ads afterwards for about three months, which seems to be a common amount of time. I have been looking for a car recently,
and now I see ads for my own close dealership, which I have visited, as well as others across the country. I have always thought it was a bit strange
that when I do my web research, then subsequently buy a product, the ads keep appearing after I have completed my research and purchase. Of course,
they don't know (fortunately), but it's still a day late and a dollar short for the advertisers. Try looking for a refrigerator, and you'll see
refrigerator ads. It's the nature of the beast. These days I am seeing Trip Advisor ads at the top of ATS because I recently booked a trip with them.
I'm flying to Bowling Green, Kentucky in April to pick up that car!