Didn't know this until recently

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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Until now, I didn't Google had a dashboard where it shows my search history, where I've been, YouTube history, etc.

What's interesting is that since they track my location, could they have been using this to tailor ads based on where I am? Or maybe, tailor ads based on my search history?

Just a thought.
#google #my activity #recently
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  • Profile picture of the author DomMitton
    I knew about Youtube Watch history and even that was surprising to me (because I watched a ton of stupid stuff).

    I'm afraid to see my search history haha
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  • Profile picture of the author RuskinF
    Yes, Google does use its algorithms to track the location and the searches of a person. It helps them to tailor the ads they serve us when we are on the internet.
    The same goes for Youtube. What we search and watch on Youtube is tracked by Google and then specific ads are shown to us based on our search and location history.
    That is how the recommendations of Youtube also works.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    This only happens when you're signed in to Google. When you sign in to any service, you should expect them to use your data.
    TOP TIP: To browse the forum like a Pro, select "View Classic" from the drop-down menu under your user name.

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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Not to be confused with Google analytics.

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  • Profile picture of the author PayingSimply
    Thanks for sharing this.
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