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Arnab
September 27, 2007, 02:46 PM
Shaad comes online and his name shows up in the forum index page, and I see a banner of shaadi.com from Google on our main index page. There's nothing else in the index page that can prompt such an ad. Coincidence?

Nasif
September 27, 2007, 02:47 PM
I believe shaadi.com has sponsored ad on our site. I have been seeing it for quite a while, regardless of anyone with "shaad". There are few others who have sponsored ad on our site, you can see them popping up quite often.
Like this one:
(http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=BJmZ8IQn8RsDjH5u4Vsqj2IMHpMfQJpTGwdYDgOWPoAgAEA EYASDQt4MCOABQlpC83_n_____AWDJlq-I9KPIEKABhLLR-gOqAQozOTYxMDEyMjI2sgEVd3d3LmJhbmdsYWNyaWNrZXQuY29 tugEJNzI4eDkwX2FzyAEB2gE8aHR0cDovL2JhbmdsYWNyaWNrZ XQuY29tL2Fsb2Nob25hL3NlYXJjaC5waHA_c2VhcmNoaWQ9MTU wNDM2gAIBmAKQTqkCBlGATr4NWz7AAgHIApD_0QKoAwHIAwc&num=1&adurl=http://www.timesofmoney.com/remittance/jsp/r2h_welcome_BD.jsp%3Fcreative%3Dgeneric_bd%26marke tingReference%3Dgoogle_search&client=ca-pub-0252001146160463&nm=17&nb=1&jca=5187)Send Money to Bangladesh (http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=BJmZ8IQn8RsDjH5u4Vsqj2IMHpMfQJpTGwdYDgOWPoAgAEA EYASDQt4MCOABQlpC83_n_____AWDJlq-I9KPIEKABhLLR-gOqAQozOTYxMDEyMjI2sgEVd3d3LmJhbmdsYWNyaWNrZXQuY29 tugEJNzI4eDkwX2FzyAEB2gE8aHR0cDovL2JhbmdsYWNyaWNrZ XQuY29tL2Fsb2Nob25hL3NlYXJjaC5waHA_c2VhcmNoaWQ9MTU wNDM2gAIBmAKQTqkCBlGATr4NWz7AAgHIApD_0QKoAwHIAwc&num=1&adurl=http://www.timesofmoney.com/remittance/jsp/r2h_welcome_BD.jsp%3Fcreative%3Dgeneric_bd%26marke tingReference%3Dgoogle_search&client=ca-pub-0252001146160463&nm=17&nb=1&jca=5187) - দ্রুত এবং সুরক্ষিত
আজই! Remit2Home.com/Remit-Money

Arnab
September 27, 2007, 02:50 PM
Can you target websites like that? I thought it was all context-based.

Nasif
September 27, 2007, 02:54 PM
Google allows targeted ads. If the site is doing gooleads, then anyone can pay for ads to be only on that site. I believe they let you do lot of specifics, like how many impressions you want a day, when etc..

Arnab
September 27, 2007, 02:56 PM
That's sneaky.

Nasif
September 27, 2007, 03:01 PM
Usually you will know its sponsored ad when the ad appears only by itself, taking full width.

Nasif
September 27, 2007, 03:07 PM
Here is the actual link on Google (https://adwords.google.com/select/OnsiteSignupLandingPage?client=ca-pub-0252001146160463&referringUrl=http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/search.php%3Fsearchid%3D150444&hl=en&gl=US) for ad on BC. Very sneaky indeed.

Kabir
September 27, 2007, 03:23 PM
Calling Google's strategy "dumb" is a little jaw dropping. But anyway, we have our right to call anyone anything.

Shaadi.com is indeed one of the few featured ads we have. I'm surprised you didn't know that Google does targeted ads! :)

Arnab
September 27, 2007, 05:23 PM
Calling Google's strategy "dumb" is a little jaw dropping. But anyway, we have our right to call anyone anything.

The "dumb" comment was supposed to raise eyebrows and invite people into the thread.

Shaadi.com is indeed one of the few featured ads we have. I'm surprised you didn't know that Google does targeted ads! :)

Nope, I didn't know about it. I have relented in following Google around for quite a while now. I am not getting any of the money they are getting, so don't give a **** at the moment, really. It could all change with a six-figure salary at Bangalore, or even Mountain View...

Arnab
September 27, 2007, 05:33 PM
Ah, so they bid on our site in an online auction and the winners get to show their ads, paying a small amount to Google for each impression (that is, each time the ad is loaded into a user's browser). A part of BC is being used like a cheap ho. Google da king pimp is making the big money. Who said pimpin' ain't easy? :)

layperson
September 27, 2007, 06:02 PM
Google er upor eto raag ar obhiman. Seems like somebody got rejected from google and is now on a hate campaign. :-p

Miraz
September 27, 2007, 06:10 PM
Shahriyar ki patri khujtecho? Kabir bie kore fello tai eibar ki ath gath bedhe namteso? notun avatar biyer bazar changa korar bhalo koushol mone hochche!! :-D

[বাংলা]শাহরিয়ার কি পাত্রী খুজতেছো? কবির বিয়ে করে ফেললো তাই এবার কি আট ঘাট বেধে নামতেছো? তোমার নতুন অবতার বিয়ের বাজার চাঙ্গা করার ভালো কৌশল বলে মনে হচ্ছে। [/বাংলা] :-D

Sorry to digress . :)

layperson
September 27, 2007, 06:13 PM
Shahriyar ki patri khujtecho? Kabir bie kore fello tai eibar ki ath gath bedhe namteso? notun avatar biyer bazar changa korar bhalo koushol mone hochche!! :-D

[বাংলা]শাহরিয়ার কি পাত্রী খুজতেছো? কবির বিয়ে করে ফেললো তাই এবার কি আট ঘাট বেধে নামতেছো? তোমার নতুন অবতার বিয়ের বাজার চাঙ্গা করার ভালো কৌশল বলে মনে হচ্ছে। [/বাংলা] :-D

Sorry to digress . :)

Hahahaha. Nah bhai amar kopale mone hoy nah biye likha ase anytime soon.

Omio
September 27, 2007, 06:26 PM
Shahriyar ki patri khujtecho? Kabir bie kore fello tai eibar ki ath gath bedhe namteso? notun avatar biyer bazar changa korar bhalo koushol mone hochche!! :-D

[বাংলা]শাহরিয়ার কি পাত্রী খুজতেছো? কবির বিয়ে করে ফেললো তাই এবার কি আট ঘাট বেধে নামতেছো? তোমার নতুন অবতার বিয়ের বাজার চাঙ্গা করার ভালো কৌশল বলে মনে হচ্ছে। [/বাংলা] :-D

Sorry to digress . :)
Ami tou vabsi eta saharir vai er bou mane vabir chobi.:-p

ialbd
September 28, 2007, 08:17 PM
hmm I see a big banner of catholicmatch.com - "faith matters" on the forum homepage top. sponsored ad?

Fazal
September 28, 2007, 11:34 PM
Jak baba Bacha Gelo...I thought I was the only one who is getting that ad.

Nasif
November 4, 2007, 07:09 PM
Now it seems cricketflicker's ad pops up all the time. The design is too close to BC's banner, green and red. Bit confusing.

Probably paid good amount to google :)

One World
November 4, 2007, 07:58 PM
Is anybody constantly using Ask.com?