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Huh? What gives with the ads on the Daily Paul

I'm confused, the main page of the daily Paul, has as the top an ad for Rick Santorum for President?!
(ads By Google? that probably explains it right there)

Hedging bets?



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I agree it seems weird to see the Santorim ad, but if Michael...

...gets a kickback whenever we click on it then let's click away.

I don't really know how it works however.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The only problem to consider?

Is that it might give the bad guy a higher google Hit popularity rating.I would suggest clicking all of them except the bad guys if you want to help.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Good News! Advertisers Beating a Path to Our Door

Having spent 20 years in the entertainment industry, let me tell you, it's a major sign of success when advertisers seek you out.

Better the ads run here than somewhere else (are we worried we'll change our allegiance?).

We should probably click on them.

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Google

Yes, google is solely responsable with the content of the ads, not Michael from Dailypaul.

It's not necessarily Google

It's not necessarily Google either. It's the content of the doubleclick.com cookie that is located on your computer. The cookie tracks the sites and the type of sites you go to and then displays ads to you based off of your previous searches and browsed websites.

Google tracks users on ANY page that uses ANY Google service. Adsense, Google API's, Google Maps and so forth.

This has been well discussed and I'm sure will be discussed again...

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