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This on MSN today.

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I had the same pic posted on an ad while checking out CNN this morning but it said Kelowna... I didn't click as it's just dumb generated display advertising from google. I don't think CNN has any control over what gets displayed at all and I highly doubt they're giving up the income.
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mexi cali wrote:This on MSN today.

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Oh please, exercise some information hygiene.

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Do you see where it says "Sponsored"? That means it's not real news. It means the website created a link to a story to grab your interest and used your IP address to make it more local and appealing. So to you, it says West Kelowna, to me, it says Kelowna, to somebody from Vancouver it would say Vancouver. All of it just so you could click on the "story", follow the link, and probably click on a sponsored link of some sort to buy a product.

The "story" leads here - https://travel.alot.com/destinations/30 ... ultipage=1

If you turn off Ad Block as I did, you'll see a gazillion of ads the website has. That's how they make money - they pay to advertise on websites to bring people in and show them even more ads to make money.

It's not a story. It has nothing to do with West Kelowna. Please don't fall for CRA scams while you're at it, it targets the same gullible people.
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I don't even see that photo.
Truths can be backed up by facts - do you have any?
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Its a click bait advert based on your IP location.
Also, really bad thread title topic...


Get an ad blocker noob.
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While visiting my mom in Midway I often get similar stories such as
" Meet yhese 50 Beautiful Single women in Rock Creek "
There aren't 50 single women in Rock Creek period.
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Lol - I used to get those ads for West Bank - not even in the same country never mind the content doesn't fit me.
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what ?? so you mean this ad is a fake too ?? and here I thought I was going to score some "amazing" anti aging cream for $5...what a cold bitter world we live in when we can't believe what we see on the internet anymore :)

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W105 wrote:what ?? so you mean this ad is a fake too ?? and here I thought I was going to score some "amazing" anti aging cream for $5...what a cold bitter world we live in when we can't believe what we see on the internet anymore :)

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Its true though, he fought in WW2 and he's still saving the world against Thanos, Hydra and their thugs :biggrin:
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I know what it is. I see them everyday. I am interested in what your thoughts are on this type of promotion. It seems to defy absurdity.
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mexi cali wrote:I know what it is. I see them everyday. I am interested in what your thoughts are on this type of promotion. It seems to defy absurdity.


people click them all the time, they will keep being there until people stop clicking them...
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I would have thought it would have been thoughtful to have explained what the thread was about and the thought behind creating it. Don't click on sponsored ads is also my thought.
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Fancy wrote: Don't click on sponsored ads is also my thought.


Never, ever, ever...click bait and usually regret it.
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Bsuds wrote:
Fancy wrote: Don't click on sponsored ads is also my thought.


Never, ever, ever...click bait and usually regret it.


The worst one that I got sucked into was from, "Treehugger".
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