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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:00 am GMT    Post subject: eh? cafepress Reply with quote



I've seen this image a lot lately from different places.

Is this some type of marketing that is specific to me because of site to site tracking and what I tend to look at?

how else would our dragon appear in a cafepress banner?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:48 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just glad you 'shopped the shirt with the naked ladies out of the picture Wink

In all seriousness though, I think it has to do with a site-tracker. I've managed to trace/deduce the page from your image, but I haven't seen a Cafepress ad just yet. I do, however, get Dutch ads that in no way seem to relate to me safe for the fact that I'm Dutch.
Some advise about something I know very little about: you might want to check your internet-security while your at it, as the fact that someone gets to use such specific data from your pc seems a bit fishy to me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:05 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

that image is from the online comic skullkickers, but I've seen the same banner within yahoo mail as well.

weird...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:26 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe many sites have ads provided by the same source. For example, I see a lot of sites that have theirs provided by google ads, which keeps track of what you do. This way, the site always has ads that specifically target the person visiting the site. So if you googled something about hot air balloons, google ads will find something that might relate to hot air balloons.
Ironically, this might lead to very unfortunate choices of ads. I once got an ad for a dolphin show when looking for an article about an animal instructor that got eaten by a killer whale during a show.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:47 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

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how else would our dragon appear in a cafepress banner?


Well the mylar balloon is a new product...perhaps I was the first to post it...
that and maybe they like it.

maybe it has become the default.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:11 pm GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case anyone cares...

That banner hadn't changed in months, but it just did ...

apparently my machine is linked to the items I've viewed on cafepress and after looking at a single new item... that item is now on my banner ad.

its kinda cool that the ads are that dynamic, but kinda scary too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:03 am GMT    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone should buy the ballon. Razz
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