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GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by Anakinholland » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:14 am

I've been looking at this banner for quite a while now:

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Where/who can I send an email telling them to check the user agent in their scripting?

Seeing the same in other websites telling people they must upgrade to IE9 for a better experience, even though their Windows XP install will not allow it, as IE9 is only for Vista/7...

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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by aes2011 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:22 am

Anakinholland wrote:I've been looking at this banner for quite a while now:

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Where/who can I send an email telling them to check the user agent in their scripting?

Seeing the same in other websites telling people they must upgrade to IE9 for a better experience, even though their Windows XP install will not allow it, as IE9 is only for Vista/7...

/discuss
Maybe the extent of targeting is limited to geo-location and not to UA string? So you could already be using Chrome and still have a Chrome ad pushed to you >>> no browser or OS sniffing. But if you're in Germany, it may be in German >>> decided on the basis of your IP address?.

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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by Matti L » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:23 am

Guess it's just a common assumption that everyone's using newest version of Windows instead of checking if they're using another OS all together.

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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by soccerz619 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:40 am

Or get AdBlock Plus. I didn't even realize ads went there on pages till I saw that. I just block all my ads.
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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by Anakinholland » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:51 am

aes2011 wrote:Maybe the extent of targeting is limited to geo-location and not to UA string?
Exactly, so who/what do I contact to hand him/her/them the idea to extend the targeting?
Matti L wrote:Guess it's just a common assumption that everyone's using newest version of Windows instead of checking if they're using another OS all together.
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soccerz619 wrote:Or get AdBlock Plus. I didn't even realize ads went there on pages till I saw that. I just block all my ads.
I do, just not for this domain, because of this.

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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by soccerz619 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:19 am

I didn't know it has to do with clicks. Hm. I guess I'll allow them then! Thanks Anakin!
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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by Matti L » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:26 am

Anakinholland wrote:
soccerz619 wrote:Or get AdBlock Plus. I didn't even realize ads went there on pages till I saw that. I just block all my ads.
I do, just not for this domain, because of this.
I forgot to add to my first post that you should click it anyway just for that reason you mentioned.

P.S. I had to google what idem meant.

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Re: GoogleAdds tells my there's a newer version for IE...

Post by invader_tak » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:28 pm

First reaction: There are ads on this page?

Second reaction: You want me to turn off AdBlock so I can see adds for IE?

Third reaction: You want me to help Mint by helping Bill Gates?

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