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Friday, December 09, 2005

No Nipple Piercing Adverts So Far

Page from Rafael Tongol's website

If you've been following along, you may have noticed that a small stack of Google ads has appeared in the sidebar. I'm no web wizard by any means, so I was pretty proud of myself for figuring how how to get them there, and how to get them looking the way they do (I got to choose the colors.) But I have no idea who decides what actually gets advertised there. (It's possible nobody decides, since Google is famous for putting in place impossibly complicated programs and then leaving them alone to do their thing. Anybody know? Post a comment if you do.)

Anyway, I was naturally curious as to what the content of the ads would be, so I checked a few of them out. One was for a Florida fashion photographer name Rafael Tongol. Now, I'm not a fashion guy, and I don't know Rafael Tongol from Adam, but his stuff sure looks slick to me. And gee cheese-whiz, those are some very nice tearsheets the guy's got. I'm impressed. No, actually I'm jealous, is what I am.

In any event, however Google decides what goes there, I'm relieved that the ads that are showing up seem to be photography related and not ads for funeral homes and nipple piercings and other odds and ends like that. (You know how the web can be.)



Blogger Mike Sisk said...

Google's ads can be very interesting.

How they work depends on many factors. The primary one is content on the page. And—depending on how you use google and what they know about you—your location.

For example, I get some ads target by where I live like fashion photographers in Portland.

Most amusingly, if I only have the article “Clusterfuck Aesthetics” up on my screen the add is a full-size one saying “Help Hurricane Victims”. Indeed.

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