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How do you know what Gransnet members are buying?

(17 Posts)
rowyn Sat 04-Dec-21 12:19:35

I read the section each day which apparently tells me what Gransnetters are buying .
I've never yet seen anything that appeals to me. That may be my fault, but it led me to wondering where the information comes from and just how many have recommended each item?
Or is it just a subtle way of advertising?

JaneJudge Sat 04-Dec-21 12:21:19

I don't know but I also wonder about the advertisement that show on the pages too. It's suggesting these to me (click on these to me rowyn) I am not a man nor do I require a flying jacket

rowyn Sat 04-Dec-21 12:57:05

Blimey!! What did you do/say to get those!??
I'm talking about the section in the daily Gransnet email, lising trending topics etc and including the section as follows - this is today's ( Dec 4th)

What Gransnetters have been buying


Aloe Heat Lotion
Buy now, £12

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles Box
Buy now, £4

NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil
Buy now, £8

Chalier Winter Ladies Scarf
Buy now, £17

Blossoming Sat 04-Dec-21 13:25:11

Spyware grin

I have wondered that too rowyn.

The ads on the side are usually related in some way to the threads you are reading, so I guess they’re prompted by keywords in the content. I don’t really look at them.

Aldom Sat 04-Dec-21 13:54:40

I get Mens boxer shorts!! confused No man here grin

FarNorth Sat 04-Dec-21 14:04:28

Those jackets looks great tho JJ. Much more substantial than the women's ones.
I'd order one if I thought it would fit me.

Calistemon Sat 04-Dec-21 14:05:25

I have an advert for Conrad Tulum.

Perhaps because I've typed the word millionaire a few times 😄
Despite not even £25 from the premium bonds this month!

lemongrove Sat 04-Dec-21 14:21:49

Aldom

I get Mens boxer shorts!! confused No man here grin

Very comfy to sleep in with a tee shirt ( which I do when it’s cold.)

FarNorth Sat 04-Dec-21 15:19:25

Jeez lemongrove your idea of 'cold' must be different from mine.
When it's cold I sleep in fluffy pyjamas, bedsocks and a dressing gown.

Jackiest Sat 04-Dec-21 15:59:20

The link when you click on the advert contains a unique identifier. So if you buy something not only do they know that you clicked on an advert on gransnet but also quite likely your username and all the other details that gransnet knows.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sat 04-Dec-21 16:06:31

The fashions too! Strangely unappealing even if I was 40 years younger so they're wasting time and their advertising budgets, aren't they? I suspect they help to keep GN afloat.

M0nica Sun 05-Dec-21 15:21:51

Doesn't appear on my GN page - but I do have an Ad Blocker.

BlueBelle Sun 05-Dec-21 15:31:41

Doesn’t appear on mine either and I DONT have an ad blocker unless Apple do it automatically

mrswoo Sun 05-Dec-21 20:05:40

I get the GN daily newsletter and this morning it informed me that these were being purchased by members
As sometime suggested, they are based on browsing history. I must,therefore,be in need of a long drink of water after eating an energy bar to help my sore neck and to overcome my fear of hot handles. wink

Nikolatesla5678 Mon 03-Jan-22 17:11:38

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MerylStreep Mon 03-Jan-22 17:21:21

Nikolatesla
I think your telling porkies. Those are for young people, not grandmothers. Advertising? me thinks.

Kim19 Mon 03-Jan-22 20:02:35

Doesn't appear on mine either, thank goodness.