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When I've been reading road.cc on my phone, the last few days, every story has an ad for Red Bull (that well known cycling recovery drink?). Is everyone else getting this or is something odd going on with targeted advertising?

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Yorkshie Whippet [639 posts] 1 year ago
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You are lucky, I'm bounce to gambling sites or app downloads almost every time. Therefore  the ads I see are for gambling sites.

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ktache [851 posts] 1 year ago
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At least the red bull ad I get features a bicycle, and doesn't force me to watch it.  There are some that pop up in a tiny box , mostly at the bottom of the page that will not let me move the page away from it, so making the article and comments impossible to read.

I do not want to use an ad blocker as I realise that ads are the way this wonderful site gains enough revenue to operate.

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brooksby [3387 posts] 1 year ago
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@ktache: I don't use an adblocker for the same reasons, but on my iPhone they *do* auto play (which is really f-ing annoying).

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srchar [925 posts] 1 year ago
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IMHO, if the ads spoil the site, you are justified in blocking them.

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SingleSpeed [429 posts] 1 year ago
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I am a huge fan of editing your localhosts folder.

I've been doing it for years and have a completely Advert free internet browsing experience, I now avoid paywall sites and sites like Singletrackworld which actively go about banning forum members for using adblockers, ultimately they will lose revenue from such tactics.

 

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CygnusX1 [869 posts] 1 year ago
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I hadn't noticed any RB adverts until I read this forum post - there's one on this page for me well below the fold (just above the footer).

Recently been seeing ads for thermal imaging sensors (presumably linked to reading hidden motor articles from a year or so back?).

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Kristina29 [10 posts] 2 months ago
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I usually get only bike related ads..

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chrismartin12 [1 post] 3 weeks ago
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even i dint notice any red bull ads.

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CygnusX1 [869 posts] 3 weeks ago
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You do realise that this thread is a year old and that ad campaigns are very ephemeral?

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brooksby [3387 posts] 3 weeks ago
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CygnusX1 wrote:

You do realise that this thread is a year old and that ad campaigns are very ephemeral?

They probably didn't.  On the other hand, I still get a *lot* of Red Bull ads...

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CygnusX1 [869 posts] 3 weeks ago
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brooksby wrote:
CygnusX1 wrote:

You do realise that this thread is a year old and that ad campaigns are very ephemeral?

They probably didn't.  On the other hand, I still get a *lot* of Red Bull ads...

I don't, so its probably down to tracking cookies and your past browsing history - at least its not ads for porn sites - that would have been embarassing.