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Google Ads: Do You Want In or Out?
Posted By Jen Reeves On October 18, 2013 @ 12:06 pm In Bulletin Today,Technology | Comments Disabled
If you use Facebook, you have seen how your friends’ photos and “Likes” can connect to ads on the popular social network. The “sponsored stories” concept is also moving to Google. The web search engine company recently announced it is changing its Terms of Service  to include an option to participate in “shared endorsements.”
According to Google, shared endorsements are an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with friends who are searching for information. Google has a page online  that further explains how shared endorsements work. In short, your praise of a product or service from a review or recommendation is transformed into a personal message, directed at your friends, which may accompany advertisements or search results.
Here’s how to look at and adjust your shared endorsement settings:
When Google’s new terms of service go into effect Nov. 11, 2013, anyone who hasn’t opted out will automatically be signed up for “shared endorsements,” but you can change your setting at any time.
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