With over a 300 million users, Amazon is at the top and obviously a big player when it comes to e-commerce. If you are one of those Amazon users then you might be thrown off by their ads shown on other websites visited later. In fact, the ads are the exact same product(s) you searched or even bought on Amazon. These ads are of no use and even keep you away from focussing on the web page content at times. You can always block ads on the browser but that would take away all the ads along with Amazon ads. Personally, I find advertisements useful and they help me discovering new products/software’s etc. If you feel the same then we have a way with which you can easily block/stop Amazon ads related to your searches on other third party websites.
The related Amazon ads which you see on the other 3rd party sites after leaving Amazon are a part of retargeting. They present the same product to you on other websites in a hope that you would buy them even if you have already bought them. To help you with this situation here is a method with which you can turn off Amazon ads on other sites related to your searches.
Stop Amazon Ads Related to Your Searches
1. Visit Amazon website and Sign in to your Amazon account.
2. Once you are logged in, click on your account name at the top right. Alternatively, hover over the account name and click on Your Account.
3. Scroll down to the Personalisation section under your account. Click on Advertising Preferences.
4. Now, simply select Do Not Personalize Ads from Amazon for this Internet Browser and click Submit.
You’re done. The ads of Amazon products you search won’t be shown from now on. But please note that these ads are handled with cookies. So, you might still see them in another browser.
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What if you don’t have a problem with all Amazon ads but only a few particular ones? You can block specific products Amazon ads. Here’s how.
Block Amazon Ads for Specific Products/Searches
Follow the two steps in the method above. And this time click on View and Manage Your Browsing History in Personalisation section.
All the items which you searched for will be listed. Each product will have a Remove button below it. Click on it to remove it from the search history. This will prevent that particular product from appearing in the Amazon ad while all others will still be shown.
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So, this was all about preventing Amazon ads related to your searches from appearing on other websites. We hope that you were finally able to get rid of those irritating related searches Amazon ads. If you feel that it can help your friends then please share this article.