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sweetgirl

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forum location
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:50:03 AM »
Not that it matters,just curious...but...everytime I come onto here all the adverts are for companies in Australia and I wondered whether whoever started this forum and website is an Aussie?

hardia

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Re: forum location
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 07:59:54 AM »
The ads are generated by your IP address, so you will see ads for things that are local to you.  I'm in Canada, and I see ads for things not only in Canada but specifically in my city.  Everyone's ads are different based on their location -- I'm not all that technically savvy so I'm not sure how it works, but basically the board can detect where you are and tailor the ads accordingly.

I believe that Ehelldame, the owner of the board, is American.

Ontario, Canada

Bethalize

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Re: forum location
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 08:00:36 AM »
Not that it matters,just curious...but...everytime I come onto here all the adverts are for companies in Australia and I wondered whether whoever started this forum and website is an Aussie?

It's Google Adsense so it displays appropriate ads using information you shared with Google. If you allowed Google to know your location it uses that. I get local ads and adverts related to previous searches.