Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How life is described in internet advertisments?

Three sets of advertisements have defined different phases of my life since the first half of 2012. I know there are cookies that track what I search on the net and that's how this happened. When you visit any website, you will get a series of flash / image advertisements. In some cases, your website content and the advertisement never match - like the 3rd instance below!

First half of 2012:
Those times when you are married and want to spend a weekend. The main option that comes to your mind (or atleast it comes to my mind) is movies.

Second Half of 2012:
As per our family custom, my wife went to my in-laws place for delivery. I used to go to Kerala to meet her as much as possible. And this advertisement popped up at that time!

Now:
Now, I am sure you know what's happening in my life and why I am busy now-a-days.. I was really surprised and laughed out loud when I saw this as an advertisement on a football website - that's right, a football website!

Keep checking the advertisements when you open ad-specific websites. Trust me, it'll be fun.

PS: I am not promoting any brand through this post. The brands and images are purely for representation purposes. It's just that I usually surf the above mentioned websites for buying tickets / online shopping.

16 comments:

  1. you are absolutely right... it was only recently that i noticed the specificity of ads based on my searches... besides the travel sites, there were car ads ( I was ogling hatchbacks and reading reviews ), cake delivery sites ( wanted to surprise someone ) and many others that magically appeared once i finished browsing for them/their compatriots

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    1. They play on our online searches and shows us "relevant" ads. Its good in a way as they are helping us. Its bad because we feel there's no privacy!

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  2. ROFL ROFL :D yeah yeah even I have experienced it :D our browsers are more our current happenings and confusions exposed :D...

    forget browsing if you write a mail to any travel agency asking for package details and there will be 1000s of notification by travel industry! such is the case!!!!

    good one :D Binu :D

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    1. Thanks Ramya.. You are right about the email ads.. Google does that. That's the way they earn their revenue. Fair play, I guess. But privacy remains a big area of concern.

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  3. Quite interesting. I always do that but Binu, wouldn't it be pretty 'out of box' if you were actually promoting the brands. :)

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    1. True Saru.It would've been "out of the box" if the mentioned brands pay me money for showing their ads on my blog! :D

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  4. Now that's an interesting post and you always surprise with some very interesting and worth reading posts...:) Never given attention to these Ads. But from now on will see it and will surely remember this blog..Good one, Binu...:)

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    1. Thanks Prashanth. :) And I am sure the ads displayed for you may surprise you too!

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  5. Pampers is the main item on my list as well, whenever we go out to buy the month's grocery and other stuff !:D Well I guess the internet is collectively conspiring to make life easier for u !

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    1. Same here about Pampers. But we didnt buy it online. We just checked the price online and bought it from a shopping mall.. :D

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  6. Interesting! I have to pay more attention to the ads to see. I like how you laid out the phases. :-)

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  7. Gosh where did my comment go :-(

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    1. Maybe, the comment wasn't actually published. You might have clicked the "Publish" button, but it didnt happen. I think "the internet" doesn't like my post and is taking revenge! :D

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  8. What a pictorial representation :-). I hardly notice the ads on the sites I surf. Should watch out for them for more fun :-)

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