The site is financed by these adds. I read somewhere that they have to pay a little each time the add is hit. If I'm leaving the computer for some reason, I'll often click on an add for poison.
Does anyone know for sure if I'm tossing a dime Paul's way by doing this ? If so, I will make a point of it and spread the word. I'm devious by nature. I value my own dimes and I think theirs are best donated to the cause.
Those ads in the Google banner do rotate. I often get ones from my geographical area.
Google is often selective which ads they show. And they can be selective.
A viewer in Atlanta will get a different ad than somebody in Seattle.
Another thought - Which browser are you using? If it is Chrome, then you are 'theirs'.
Google has admitted publicly that they are 'scanning' gmail accounts, looking for 'keywords'.
They then use those 'keywords' to target which ads they will display for you.
Makes me feel "special". They selected an ad just for me.
I've noticed that the ads often relate to the subject of the thread. If ten people mention drainage tile, I get an ad for Bob's Ditching and Drainage. I've mentioned herbicides many times, never in a positive way, but the search engines don't make that judgment. I say " those bastards at DuPont" and the computer tries to sell me some Teflon.
What kind of corn soldier are you? And don't say "kernel" - that's only for this tiny ad: