1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have lived in Henderson, NV for over 30 years. Yet, for the last decade or so, I repeatedly receive ads or my online preferences are geared toward an Albequerque, NM resident. So much so that I now know how to spell the city's name. This "pops up" when I am on Youtube, Facebook, Google (and all its subsidiaries), Yahoo, et.al. I have never physically been in New Mexico, or near any of its borders. I'm sure it is a fine state, but it is just a big annoyance to me now. This is definitely having a detrimental effect on my future tourism prospects for poor, irksome Albequerque. How can I never see this city again??
    10-11-2020 02:04 PM
  2. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    I have lived in Henderson, NV for over 30 years. Yet, for the last decade or so, I repeatedly receive ads or my online preferences are geared toward an Albequerque, NM resident. So much so that I now know how to spell the city's name. This "pops up" when I am on Youtube, Facebook, Google (and all its subsidiaries), Yahoo, et.al. I have never physically been in New Mexico, or near any of its borders. I'm sure it is a fine state, but it is just a big annoyance to me now. This is definitely having a detrimental effect on my future tourism prospects for poor, irksome Albequerque. How can I never see this city again??
    Do you use a VPN? Also double check the zip code, sometimes I put in my zip code and a list of cities in another state pops up.
    kct1975 likes this.
    10-11-2020 02:15 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-11-2020 02:24 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Also, do you customarily use your own wi-fi network that you set up, or is it a shared wi-fi network (like in an apartment or condo building)?

    Have you also tried clearing your browser history and cookies "from the beginning of time"?
    kct1975 likes this.
    10-11-2020 03:17 PM
  5. Sandra Salle's Avatar
    Thanks, Mustang7577. That link did nothing but take me to androidcentral's newsletter(?) page. I ended up creating an account, and, due to my technological handicap, I only needed 1.25hrs to do it! Gosh, I dislike all these friggin advancements!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-14-2020 07:30 AM
  6. Sandra Salle's Avatar
    I have internet on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ android phone. I do not use a shared network or anything. I did, at one time have internet for everyone in the house through a router/modem.
    I have deleted everything in my browser and search histories. Also, the caches and cookies bi-weekly basis.
    10-14-2020 07:35 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks, Mustang7577. That link did nothing but take me to androidcentral's newsletter(?) page. I ended up creating an account, and, due to my technological handicap, I only needed 1.25hrs to do it! Gosh, I dislike all these friggin advancements!
    Your welcome!
    Welcome to AC!
    10-14-2020 08:44 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have internet on my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ android phone. I do not use a shared network or anything. I did, at one time have internet for everyone in the house through a router/modem.
    I have deleted everything in my browser and search histories. Also, the caches and cookies bi-weekly basis.
    Do you use a VPN?
    10-14-2020 08:44 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In your Settings>Privacy>Ads menu, try resetting your advertising ID (or opt out of ads personalization altogether if you don't care one way or the other).
    10-14-2020 11:31 AM
  10. Sandra Salle's Avatar
    Also, AlbUquerque is spelled with a U, not an E.
    10-16-2020 05:43 PM
  11. Sandra Salle's Avatar
    I did not find an "Ads" option anywhere in my settings. Sorry, I am technologically inadequate.
    10-16-2020 05:48 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    10-16-2020 06:12 PM
  13. DolphinDroid's Avatar
    Is this on wifi or mobile network? My home ISP has my location set for over 100 miles from where I live and I get served ads, etc... from that location rather than my home area. However, when I am on the mobile network I get a correct location.
    Kizzy Catwoman likes this.
    10-17-2020 09:09 PM
  14. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Is this on wifi or mobile network? My home ISP has my location set for over 100 miles from where I live and I get served ads, etc... from that location rather than my home area. However, when I am on the mobile network I get a correct location.
    Yeah. I keep getting notifications that someone has logged into my Netflix account from Surrey. That is over 200 miles from where I live. That is ISP related.
    10-18-2020 02:30 AM

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