Post # 1
I googled strass crystals yesterday b/c I’m thinking of DIY strassing my shoes. I’ll leave that for another post. I also ordered invitations from vistaprint.
Now, the little ad on the top left side is ALL about crystals and invitations!
I never, ever mind the advertising on the Bee, I know that’s how it’s kept alive. But it’s creeeeeepy. Gmail does it too… I emailed someone on CL for sparklers and now every time I open my Gmail there’s an ad for sparklers.
I have half a mind to start googling some really wierd sh* just to see what ads pop up 🙂
Post # 3
pretty much every company that has an online presence does this. just ignore it, or empty your cookies every single day.
Post # 3
I agree. It’s creepy. I know there are ways to limit how much Google follows you, but they don’t make it easy. 🙁
Post # 4
I work in search engine marketing and can tell you not to worry, it’s all automatically done based on what you search/view on the web. You can set your browser preferences to get rid of your cookies frequently. The reason this is done is to create a more targeted and relevant user experience. For instance, if you go to Nordstrom’s website and look at their heels for ideas for bridal shoes, but don’t buy anything, they will re-target you to show you ads to try to get you to finally make the purchase.
Post # 6
Oh, I know it’s very common, and I have no privacy issues with it. It’s how we get a fabulous, free wedding forum.
It’s just funny because every time I decide to pass on a wedding detail to save money- there it is, following me around the interwebs in all of its sparkly, expensive glory.
Thanks for the cookies tip though!
Post # 7
Did you read that article about how Target knew a girl was pregnant before she/her family did? Marketing has gotten out of control!