I want better Ads

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jo3blac1, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    No seriously. I do. Here is my case right now:
    In 3 weeks I will be traveling for a short vacation. I am going to Madison WI and I would like to get best deals/coupons for car rental, hotel, restaurants and other attractions.
    Here is my beef with the current advertisement on google:
    1) You cannot trust those ads, it might be a scam and that's why I am reluctant to follow through with any of them
    2) I get bombarded with ads left and right to the point that I have to run ABP and NS
    Perhaps if google came up with a better voluntary way to get quality ads that are not scam and on demand I would have used their ad service. Especially that I use gmail... It shouldnt be a problem for them to find out that I am going to Madison WI and provide coupons/deals for car rentals at the airport and then ask me for a destination for my hotel and provide some good coupons/ads.
     
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    Well this is a first for me, and it's even more bewildering that such a request is in the privacy section of Wilders :D Is there a reason you're not just taking the easier, less intrusive route of going to websites like PriceLine? To each their own of course, but it just doesn't make much sense to want Google to be more intruding than they already are and especially for other 3rd party advertisers to get more data.
     
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    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    No, I am not telling them to be more intruding. They already are as deep as it goes. I want them to give me something out of it. Right now I am blocking the heck out of them with Cookie Monster and DoNotTrack Me Plus. However I do maintain an email account and I don't mind that their scrips read my emails and try to provide advertising. My point is that it's still too obtrusive. I'd rather have on demand, quality ads/coupons. So I am going to Madison next month, I'd an option to click next to my flight ticket and see what deals I can get for car rental at the airport, what hotels I can get. And of course nothing shady like a lot of those ads are.
     
  4. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    If wishes were horses beggars would ride

    Expecting anything like you are asking for is dreaming.

    Buy your tickets on either Priceline, Travelocity and Orbitz and they have deals relating to your destination.
     
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    This means Google would have to manually review every ad for quality also to check if the ad offer matches the real offer. Sounds almost impossible to me.

    Something else that worth mentioning is the fact that Google tries to automate all their services so a manual review will be against their philosophy.
     
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    You can do it but "it'll cost ya" Triple AAA has a roadside assistance program that's tried and true, i have a friend that uses it, if you want to hook up the price varies from state to state.. right around $50.00 a year should do it.. :)

    Hope that helps

    Hogndog

    *edit* they cover other services besides roadside assistance
     
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