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Bonsai Nut

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On the front page of the site we run an advertising banner with Google content. Initially Google allowed us to very specifically target the content in the banner (so it only displayed content related to bonsai). Recently, however, Google has changed its rules so that it displays more broad content, based on what Google determines to be content that you are interested in (bonsai or not).

I have seen a lot of strange ads pop up in that banner recently (based on my own personal history with Google). Everything from aluminum siding to vacations in Mexico. The ads do not feel at all targeted or relevant to me, and it is starting to annoy me. I was curious what other people are seeing, and how you are responding to it?
 

Marc Wiehn

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I have seen the ads, but I wouldn't say they annoy me. I just ignore them to the best of my ability. Now, if a good bonsai related ad pops up it usually catches my attention 100% :)
 

Bill S

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Honestly I didn't notice it, I stay logged in so when I get to the front page, I hit new posts and go from there. No harm no foul here, do what you feel is best.

Thanks
 

Redwood Ryan

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Oooo 90% off museum admission, not bad.

I honestly didn't noticed it until you mentioned it. I would have to scroll down in order to see it.
 

BoneSci

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1-800-flowers, shop now!

I never noticed the add at all. I usually click right on the 'new posts' link.

Chris
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Gold Line here...
I stay logged in to, so I didn't even know what you were talking about either until I scrolled down.
 

BUBBAFRGA

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Never notices.....the link I use always take me to new post.....just went and looked it's Mallsai ads so I guess I visit tomany bonsai sites.....LOL
 

Vance Wood

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I generally ignor those things that don't interest me, even if they are bonsai related. If we start getting pop ups in the middle of a post-------?
 

Bob O

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I hadn't noticed it either but just took a look out of curiosity, I'm like Bubba, its all bonsai ads on my screen. :rolleyes:

Bob O
 

bonsai barry

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I like the side bar! In fact thanks to the bonsainut sidebar, in the last week I've lowered my morgage, increased the size of my ... bank account, lost fifty pounds, and gained a new girl friend.

Thank you Bonsainut!
 

Smoke

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I like the side bar! In fact thanks to the bonsainut sidebar, in the last week I've lowered my morgage, increased the size of my ... bank account, lost fifty pounds, and gained a new girl friend.

Thank you Bonsainut!

You got too much time on your hands....

Merry Christmas Barry, Al
 

greerhw

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I didn't know there was a front page..........:rolleyes:

keep it green,
Harry
 

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