Locations listed in BP ads can be misleading

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  1. Banacek

    Banacek SAM I am

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    Thanks for confirming that.
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    A tip of the hat to both genius and Sophia for solving that mystery for me.
  2. Sophia Belle

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    It's all about keywords and advertising... You put towns nearby so when people search specific words, your ad appears
  3. Banacek

    Banacek SAM I am

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    I don't browse BP ads that way, so I didn't think of that angle. It's similar to what ebay sellers sometimes do with loading up on key words. (I forgot what ebay calls that tactic. But I think they frown on it.) Thanks for a different perspective on the practice.
  4. genius

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    My guess is that many guys will put in a location of interest to limit the # of ads they have to look at - and like spam:

    doesn't cost any more for the ad to reach a larger audience
    doesn't matter how stupid it seems - who knows maybe someone will bite.
  5. Banacek

    Banacek SAM I am

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    Sophia, can you help out here?
  6. WizardOfAhhs

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    I think we need one of the ladies who uses BP to explain to us how that location choice works.
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  7. lightweight

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    That is Out East, west, City, Upstate... WTF...
  8. Banacek

    Banacek SAM I am

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    This is proof that the locations listed in BP ads can be misleading and therefore meaningless:

    Only 1 Call away - 25
    Posted: Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:03 PM
    Hi I'm Hosting To NYC Only And Can Show You A Good Time!

    Let Me Start Your Night Off Right,You Deserve It

    I Can Keep A Secret I Promise Everything Will Be

    100% Safe n Discreet
    100% Fetish Friendly
    100% Real Pics

    Call Or Text Me
    9292743293
    Poster's age: 25

    • Location: Astoria, Babylon, Bayside, Bronx, Brookhaven, Brooklyn, Downtown, East Hampton, East Side, Fire Island, Flushing, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Islip, Jamaica, Long Beach, Long Island, Long Island City, Manhattan, Midtown East, Midtown West, N.Y.C, North Hempstead, Oyster Bay, Ozone Park, Queens, Ridgewood, Riverhead, Shelter Island, Smithtown, Southampton, Southold, Staten Island, Upper Manhattan, West Side, Westchester, Woodside

    http://longisland.backpage.com/WomenSeekMen/only-1-call-away/112213308

    Note that she does not indicate where in the 5 boroughs of NYC she is. And the listings show many NYC locales. But they also include many LI areas.
    So the next time you see an area listed in a BP ad, take it with a grain of salt.
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