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Author Topic: It's a Google world  (Read 3142 times)

justice

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It's a Google world
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:52:08 AM »
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 But in pulling a couple of screenshots for Local University Advanced on Thursday, this one for “pizza” really struck me.



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from http://www.davidmihm...m/blog/google/world/

2008 comparison shot:
https://twitter.com/...493662257152/photo/1

Personally I haven't been able to replicate this though, was wondering if you had?

4wd

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 07:27:36 AM »
Comodo Dragon with AdBlock Plus, Do Not Track Plus & Ghostery installed and enabled.....and still the ads get through.

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If I put it into Incognito mode then they stop.

Interestingly, if I disable AdBlock Plus, DNTP & Ghostery I get two sponsored ads instead of one.


Makes me glad I use Firefox :)

Tuxman

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 08:58:03 AM »
Interestingly, people still use Google.

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 12:56:17 PM »
No adds here using Crome with AdBlock -- have you tried clicking that "why these adds?" link and see if it's something you can disable perhaps?

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 01:05:30 PM »
No adds here using Crome with AdBlock -- have you tried clicking that "why these adds?" link and see if it's something you can disable perhaps?

No adds here using FF & Adblock - I wonder is it a European vs. US thing (me & Jibz being in eu/europe)
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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 02:57:43 PM »
No adds here using Crome with AdBlock -- have you tried clicking that "why these adds?" link and see if it's something you can disable perhaps?

No adds here using FF & Adblock - I wonder is it a European vs. US thing (me & Jibz being in eu/europe)

Good point.

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 07:07:22 PM »
No adds here using Crome with AdBlock -- have you tried clicking that "why these adds?" link and see if it's something you can disable perhaps?

No adds here using FF & Adblock - I wonder is it a European vs. US thing (me & Jibz being in eu/europe)

Good point.

I'm down under :)

But yes, I tried disabling/enabling AdBlock/DNTMP/Ghostery a few times, (this is only in Dragon), and it's come good, ie. no ads.  Don't know what happened, maybe it managed to sneak in an extension update while I wasn't looking.

Firefox, (plus addons), has always blocked the ads - that's my main browser.  Dragon is my portable browser.

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 10:00:47 PM »
Most google search results now are tied to your location and social network. Start by getting rid of that Gmail account if you have one.

justice

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 03:48:36 AM »
I'm not sure why you think this is a personal problem, it's not my screenshot :) maybe read the articles :)

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 04:11:50 AM »

Yikes. They must also have some kind of location thing using your IP address by region because when I type "pizza" I get *eight* listings for local restaurants in my town! I'm not even logged in to any Google services!   :o

I don't yet know what I have to fiddle with to turn that off. 

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 04:21:19 AM »

Good enough that I don't use Google anyway. I've used Startpage or the related Ixquick (one day when startpage was misbehaving on me). Not many ads there.

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 05:03:01 AM »
I'm not sure why you think this is a personal problem, it's not my screenshot :) maybe read the articles :)

Probably because with the hline and everything the links at the bottom of your post look more like a signature to me than part of the post :-[.

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 05:04:42 AM »
Does anyone know how to remove the "google ads" from the results listings using either ABP or ad muncher?

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Re: It's a Google world
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 07:07:40 PM »
Yikes. They must also have some kind of location thing using your IP address by region because when I type "pizza" I get *eight* listings for local restaurants in my town! I'm not even logged in to any Google services!   :o

They've had IP based ads for years - although I don't normally see them due to Firefox addons.

Does anyone know how to remove the "google ads" from the results listings using either ABP or ad muncher?

Here's mine for AdBlock:

2012-06-08_10-04-25.jpgIt's a Google world

2012-06-08_10-04-51.jpgIt's a Google world

And when you open AdBlocks Blockable Items list, I have:

2012-06-08_10-09-27.jpgIt's a Google world

The three items blocked are: Bottom Ads, Right-Hand-Side Column and Top Ads.