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Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

Vicious Smirkle, Part 3

We have faced the problem of the Big Google Algorithm in the Sky before.

Michele (Walk) Hansen noted at the time:

Michele Walk Hansen - Twitter Grayson Legal Insurrection Ad

Well, sure, some people got sick, sadistic enjoyment costing Alan Grayson money, but there was a problem:

The more you click his smirky face, the more the algorithm keeps placing his smirky face here, the more you click, the more he smirks, etc.

Where does it all end? What is our exit strategy?

Now Vicious Smirkle Part 3.  All our coverage of Wendy Davis is causing her ads to show up here.

This screen capture was sent to me by a reader:

Wendy Davis Advertisement Legal Insurrection

I also noticed a similar ad in the sidebar, and grabbed this screenshot:

Wendy Davis Ad Legal Insurrection Sidebar Large


What can we do to escape this vicious smirkle?


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aguyfromjersey | January 25, 2014 at 8:13 am

Dear Professor,
I always click on the smirkle ads, I figured that was a way for me to give back to the community. It also must mess with their heads.
But, right now, I’m getting regular, commercial add. How do I change that?

well..can post telling people to click and have adsense ban you like they did me.
issue solved 🙂
only difference is I didn’t tell people to click ads. they just were targeted and pertinent so users clicked them.
so the day before payout adsense banned me for life.
friggin google.
no other ad setup pays anything either.

innocent bystander | January 25, 2014 at 9:13 am

dmacleo makes a really good point, above.

Zilla commented (some time ago): You can go into your AdSense account and block whatever ads you don ‘t want on your blog, I do it often, because for some reason, all the anti-jihad stuff I blog about triggers adsense to want to place sharia finance ads on my blog or islamic dating services!

I didn’t realize that this blog gets paid for clicks. Hmmm. Curious about Audi A6 — no way I can afford one, but still, I’m curious. Click that ad.

What can we do to escape this vicious smirkle?

Stop making posts about Abortion Barbie?

No posts. No ads.

I, for one, wouldn’t miss seeing her name here.

Clicking on a Grayson ad to make his campaign pay is just a waste of time. He doesn’t worry about money, the guy is rich.

Life isn’t just, but you either live it or live with it. I cope by imagining Grayson’s stupid face every time some leftist starts whining about the “eeeeeeeeevil rich.”