Things you didn't know: "Cyber Monday Hangover"

Product: LATEST By: Selena Created: (30,12,2021 at 16:00 PM)

According to Mozilla, "The average person sees 4,000 ads a day."

To better understand this problem, think about how many people you will see each day. During COVID-19, its price may be much lower than normal. Did you see 10 people? If you are attending Zoom meetings every day, maybe 50 times?


People are accustomed to seeing advertisements everywhere, especially online advertisements, so we think we are immune to it. But if the movie "social dilemma" tells us anything, it is that we are easily affected by online advertising. In fact, a study by Criteo shows that because of retargeting ads, peoples chances of buying goods will increase by 70%.


In 2019, "Internet sales on Monday set a new record of 9 billion U.S. dollars, and it was also the first day in history when consumers spent more than 3 billion U.S. dollars on smartphones.


This year, it is likely that more people than ever will give up Black Friday and switch to online Monday. There is no doubt that the company will use all the content in its ad library, including retargeting ads, to create new sales records-always at the cost of your bank account. Here is a brief introduction to what retargeting ads are and how to avoid them.

First, what is a redirect ad? How do they work?

Retargeting ads, or what Google calls "remarketing ads," are ads based on your past online activities. However, redesigned advertisements don't just show you the TV or shoes you watched a few days ago. According to Google, "Advertisers can provide different ads for sites that have not purchased," and they can also display ads in subsequent searches.


What does it mean? Suppose you are looking for a laptop to provide the best service on Monday. You can find available deals and prices in a non-private search engine. After browsing several websites, you found the notebook you want on one of the websites, so you put it in the shopping cart, but you are not sure whether it can be bought. You continue to search on non-private search engines... the laptop ads in your shopping cart will follow you, even on Monday. Throughout the holiday period, advertisements will follow you.


I got a hangover on Cyber Monday.

How can I not be followed by advertisements after Cyber Monday?

It seems impossible, but you can avoid redirect ads!


Here are some notes to help you avoid internet hangovers on Monday:


1. Do not search for transactions in e-commerce companies such as Amazon. When you search their website, you will not only get results and prices that meet your requirements, but you may also relocate products you don’t buy. In the end, you may spend more money on the same project than others.


2. Make sure to search private search engines to conduct transactions.


3. Do not use your Google or social media account to log in to a business website. Log in with your account and you will be able to use your personal information (name, age, location, etc.) to gain access to allow the company to retarget you through advertising.


4. To create an account, please create a special email or email alias. Doing so can help your inbox avoid unnecessary emails and help you avoid redirect ads.


5. Do not use reputable coupon websites. This type of website not only sells your personal information to the company, but also helps them relocate you. It may also be a scam or install malware.


6. Try to combine the powerful functions of a private search engine with a private browser to ensure that your network activities and personal information are true and private. Many private browsers have built-in features that can protect you from insecure websites and prevent unnecessary content.

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