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3,457 7/5/12 2:01 A
I don't pay any attention to them
I get all sorts of weird ones
Fitness Minutes: (8,249)
7/5/12 12:44 A
I see ads that make me feel odd time to time... But I just don't click it if I don't like it.
They're a private company. They have to make money... and I suppose most of their revenue comes from advertisements, even though they're also selling books and DVDs.
Edited by: CHIHAYA at: 7/5/2012 (01:32)
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3 7/5/12 12:17 A
Yep what you say about a sports site is happening to me as far as the ads. I bought a tread climber last week so all this week I am getting ads from Bowflex lol.
Fitness Minutes: (33,056)
1,805 7/4/12 11:47 P
Yeah, Spark uses Google ads, and Google just tries to match up your interests based on your browsing history and the current content of the site. So it makes sense that they're going to advertise a restaurant to you on a site that's all about food. Just like if you were to visit a sports site they'll probably advertise places to buy sports gear.
You can either block the ads (what a ton of people do) or ignore them.
- Occupational Therapist - Not as devoted to Sparking as I used to be - Powerlifting novice since 2009
Fitness Minutes: (7,854)
974 7/4/12 11:42 P
One word: ADDBLOCK
I've never seen a single add on this site
4/15/12 Platte River half marathon - Done 5/4/12 Greenland 50K - Done 7/29/12 Loveland Little Sprint Triathlon - Done 9/3/12 (54th birthday) - American Discovery Trail marathon 11/4/12 NYC marathon 12/1/12 Rock Canyon Half marathon
Spark don't pre-choose, or even authorise, the ads you see. They subscribe to an ad service which sells the ads for them, and the ones you see are driven by what key words are on the page. It's called context-sensitive advertising.
So on food pages, you see a lot of food ads, yeah.
Nothing wrong with pasta. Everything in moderation.
37½ y/o. - 7 yrs. smoke free!
7/4/12 1:14 P
Some of the ads are advertisers, but other ads are based on the cookies of your computer. I get a lot for fashion websites I've visited, but yeah, it's not based on SparkPeople, but rather your computer
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