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    13 Mar '13 18:441 edit
    I have a numbered/signed limited addition print by Robert Bateman that I purchased 25 years ago. Yesterday I thought, "I wonder what it's current value is?" so I goggled it and found a place that sells them. Now, as a nonsubscriber I have advertisements appear when I play. Well what ad should appear today but the site which I googled yesterday concerning my print. Does RHP track my internet googles?



    Nonsubs only reply or former nonsubs of course.😀
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    13 Mar '13 18:57
    Nope. I've never goggled anything in my life.
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    13 Mar '13 19:03
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I have a numbered/signed limited addition print by Robert Bateman that I purchased 25 years ago. Yesterday I thought, "I wonder what it's current value is?" so I goggled it and found a place that sells them. Now, as a nonsubscriber I have advertisements appear when I play. Well what ad should appear today but the site which I googled yesterday concerning my print. Does RHP track my internet googles?
    I googled for a replacement 4-pin 26 watt CFL on Tuesday, and yesterday had a pop-up ad for exactly that. (I forget the link I was at when that happened, but it wasn't RHP.) A few months ago I googled for a Bose system and had popup ads for the exact same system for days.
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    13 Mar '13 19:18
    I didn't mention that when I googled it I was on the RHP site. As I type this that same ad appears here now. As William Shatner says, "Weird or what?"
  5. Dublin Ireland
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    13 Mar '13 21:27
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Nope. I've never goggled anything in my life.
    Have you ever googled your boner?
  6. Dublin Ireland
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    13 Mar '13 21:30
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    I didn't mention that when I googled it I was on the RHP site. As I type this that same ad appears here now. As William Shatner says, "Weird or what?"
    I googled something recently and then I got an e mail
    a few hours later asking if I was in need of a certain product.

    I had not asked for anything. The e mail was totally unsolicited.

    I think what happened is this.

    My browser is google chrome and my e mail is g mail.

    I think that google chrome sees all and knows all about your business
    and as such makes a point of targeting you with this kind of marketing
    strategy.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    13 Mar '13 21:41
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I googled something recently and then I got an e mail
    a few hours later asking if I was in need of a certain product.

    I had not asked for anything. The e mail was totally unsolicited.

    I think what happened is this.

    My browser is google chrome and my e mail is g mail.

    I think that google chrome sees all and knows all about your business
    and as such makes a point of targeting you with this kind of marketing
    strategy.
    Did you ever stop to think that maybe Google wouldn't know your business if only you didn't use Chrome and Gmail?
  8. Dublin Ireland
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    13 Mar '13 21:43
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Did you ever stop to think that maybe Google wouldn't know your business if only you didn't use Chrome and Gmail?
    Maybe I am just stating the obvious but a lot of people
    may not realize it.

    I was only trying to be helpful.

    I suppose whatever internet browser you use
    is going to list all your deep dark secrets.

    Have you any you'd like to share?
  9. Subscriberdivegeester
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    13 Mar '13 21:45
    Has anyone wondered how Google makes it's money? Beats me.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Mar '13 22:00
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Has anyone wondered how Google makes it's money? Beats me.
    Ha, by supplying info to Red Hot Pawn.
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    13 Mar '13 22:19
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I googled something recently and then I got an e mail
    a few hours later asking if I was in need of a certain product.

    I had not asked for anything. The e mail was totally unsolicited.

    I think what happened is this.

    My browser is google chrome and my e mail is g mail.

    I think that google chrome sees all and knows all about your business
    and as such makes a point of targeting you with this kind of marketing
    strategy.
    How is google able to put that particular ad onto my RHP "account" without the knowledge/permission of RHP or is there permission given?
    I understand that as a nonsub I am prone to ads and certainly don't begrudge RHP from doing so. I was just wondering if I'm "tracked".
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    13 Mar '13 22:31
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    How is google able to put that particular ad onto my RHP "account" without the knowledge/permission of RHP or is there permission given?
    I understand that as a nonsub I am prone to ads and certainly don't begrudge RHP from doing so. I was just wondering if I'm "tracked".
    They've got you man.

    They know where you are.

    Tommy Lee Jones is on your case.
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    13 Mar '13 22:411 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    They've got you man.

    They know where you are.

    Tommy Lee Jones is on your case.
    Bring it on. Google me this Batman...


    Google knows where I am?....man my post office doesn't even know that. 🙁
  14. Dublin Ireland
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    13 Mar '13 22:46
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Bring it on. Google me this Batman...


    Google knows where I am?....man my post office doesn't even know that. 🙁
    Forget Tommy,

    They need Sat Nav Man.
  15. SubscriberKewpie
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    14 Mar '13 01:501 edit
    If you use Google to search from almost any site, even if you're not using Chrome or Gmail, google-analytics will pick up the tracking information. You can (in Firefox at least, don't know about the others) install something like abine's DoNotTrackMe, but you may have to allow exemptions if the site is to function correctly. Check out http://www.google.com.au/analytics/ to see what google offers to businesses who want to see what their customers may be doing without those customers being aware of it.
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