This is funny. Have you noticed that lately there has been some interesting synchronization between ads on and our blog posts? Just now, DrugMonkey wrote a blog post concerning discussions in the professional community of scientists who use animals in research. Here is a screen shot of the blog post showing the banner ad that appeared above it:


(Click the picture to get a larger version.)

Interesting idea. You write a blog post defending a particular point of view, and Google figures out how to put an ad for a training program to generate specialized cops to investigate the operationalized version of that point of view right on top of your blog post. Sort of.

Well, at least it isn’t an ad for carbonated beverages!!!1!!!111!!!!


  1. #1 Eric Lund
    May 31, 2011

    It’s an improvement over the ads for medical woo that have been popping up on Orac’s blog–frequently, the exact brand of woo that Orac is excoriating in that post–or the ads for a certain MN congresscritter that have appeared on Ed Brayton’s blog. At least this ad is aimed at people who would agree with DrugMonkey’s post.

  2. #2 rob
    May 31, 2011

    speaking of monkeys. yesterday I was driving around Como lake. i saw a guy carrying a primate of some sort. it was dressed in a sweater, and I think pants, but it was definitely a primate and not a furry child. the face reminded me of a baboon and not a rhesus. mostly cuz of the amount of hair around the eyes and snout. anyway, it was hard to get a good look driving by at 30 mph. i suppose it is not too surprising, since the zoo is only a mile away. perhaps it was a zoo keeper or vet taking one of the animals out on a nice day.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    May 31, 2011

    There is exactly one legally owned pet monkey in Saint Paul, it’s a macaque of some sort (probably rhesus).

  4. #4 ALeyram
    June 1, 2011

    Bunun için reklamlar üzerinde bir gelişme tıbbi ORAC günlüğü üzerinde haşhaş olduklarını woo – sık sık, kesin marka ORAC bu görevi derisi olduğunu woo – veya Ed Brayton günlüğü ortaya çıktı belli MN congresscritter için reklamlar . En azından bu reklam DrugMonkey sonrası kabul edeceğini insanlar hedefleniyor.

  5. #5 Phillip IV
    June 1, 2011

    Google AdSense has had that problem since its inception – it’s pretty good at telling what a webpage/blogpost is about, but it’s not able to figure out whether that subject is being treated positively or negatively. Hence, pr0n ads on a blogpost railing against pornography.

    On certain controversial subjects it might not even be a ‘problem’ as such: arguably, PZ might attract a sizable Christian fundamentalist audience, a lot of anti-vaccers might read Respectful Insolence and DrugMonkey might have a considerable number or pro-legitimization readers. In other words, serving an ad that goes against the gist of the neighboring blogpost might actually make sense because an argumentative blogpost might attract as many opponents as aupporters.

  6. #6 BaisBlackfingers
    June 1, 2011

    Regarding the carbonated beverages: the ad at the top of this page for me right now is for Diet Coke.

  7. #7 rob
    June 1, 2011

    then i probably saw the only legal monkey in Saint Paul. though, i am pretty sure it wasn’t a rhesus. face was wrong shape. i am no primatologist though.

  8. #9 Rob H
    June 5, 2011

    I’m seeing a an for Chrome at the top of the blog right now.