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Google announced yesterday via its blog, that it had instituted a feature in Google search and GMail ad transparency. This change will give consumers the ability to see why ads are being delivered (ie. what previous searches triggered the ads) as well as the ability to block ads from a particular company/advertiser. This option is available for all Google Ads delivered to a consumer.
Is it a cause for concern? Probably not as I believe a low percentage of people will actually utilize this feature, but it is certainly something you need to be aware of. I would equate this to "hiding" a company from your News Feed on Facebook, in a sense.
Below is an example of what a consumer would see should they choose to go into the "Ads Preferences Manager".
Do you think this will have any impact on your ability to target consumers or is this a non-factor?