I have my doubts about this particular banner ad that I just saw.
I went to this page to read about a baseball fan who claims to have caught a ball in 454 games in a row. Off to the side of the page was a banner ad, part of which I have screencaptured for your edification. The ad claims to be showing me pictures of “hot girls in my area”. In this case, they can see that I’m browsing from Canada and they’re showing me some of the hot young ladies nearby who are dying to meet me. In this case, it’s a couple of young ladies from “nearby” Nunavut — Tavani and Whale Cove to be specific.
Now, call me a skeptic, but I have my doubts that the ladies pictured were actually from the communities in question.
I did some checking. Tavani is an old trading post, that doesn’t even show up on the maps anymore. Apparently, they had to drop ballots in for the last election by plane, and they never had any returned. There are no roads to it and no phone exchange. I’m sure that there are some handsome women up there, but I doubt that the lady shown is one of them.
Whale Cove on the other hand, that’s a reasonably sized community by Nunavut standards, coming in at 305 people. Perhaps the lady to the right is one of them, but again, I have my doubts. I’m guessing that if you look like that in Whale Cove Nunavut, you don’t have to cast the net quite so wide when you advertise. I bet you can pretty much have your pick of the crop in Whale Cove.
Obviously, what’s going on here is that the ads are pulling my country and displaying random pictures based on it, pulling from an overall list of communities in the country. I’m not sure why it came up as Nunavut twice from a province / territory perspective, but honestly, that’s not the issue really. I’m not even sure why they bother. Are they thinking that someone from Whale Cove is going to see the ad and think, “Wow! I haven’t seen her around — I’m going to sign up for that dating service and meet her!” Honestly, when there’s 305 people in town, just standing outside and yelling probably works better.
Are they thinking that people will see it and think, “Ooh, poor lonely woman trapped in Nunavut — she’ll log in to check her email and simply melt when she reads about my automobile, 8 snow-free months a year, and ground you can dig with a shovel.”
Man, if these people are actually making money on the Internet, I’m in the wrong business.
Love, The Weeb