Political ads on NikonRumors

Update: Google explains how the political ads got to this blog.

Several readers emailed me about a political ad that was running on NR - "Yes on 8" which would eliminate same-sex couples' right to marry in California.

Contextual advertising means that ads should be pushed based on specific keywords found on a web page. My guess is that somewhere on NR there is a text with the keywords "yes", "on" and "8" which triggered that ad (this post may trigger the ad again - I still do not have a link in order to block it).

I do not have a way to select which ads are running on NR. I can only block certain sites, so if you see a banner that doesn't belong here, please sent me an email with the link.

To be fair and to balance things out, I will create my own ad:

VOTE NO ON 8

Now everyone should be happy!

In order to prevent this to happen in the future, I have included a survey which should help advertisers to push the correct ads to NikonRumors. The survey will be available for a while in the top navigation bar. I would appreciate it if you fill it out - it takes only a minute.

On the positive site, Nikon is also advertising on NR:

But then, almost everyone here is a Nikon fan and we may not be the best target audience for Nikon marketing.

I am sorry if I have offended someone - this was not my intend.

Don't forget to vote!

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