I sincerely apologize, as well as thank all of those who have contacted me to let me know that you were seeing Hartz ads on HartzVictims.org. Please know that these ads were not hand selected by me, rather they were served by Google based on keyword relevance. This is a site where words like “Hartz”, “fleas”, “ticks”, “cat”, “dog”, etc. appear a lot. Google serves ads based on the density of those key words. You can read more about how Google’s ad serving works here.
Google allows me to filter competitive ads. For years I made sure no ads would direct a reader to Hartz.com. Hartz also has sites such as hartzcrunchnclean.com and hartzultraguard.com. I have since blocked those top-level domains as well. Below are the competitive ad filters that are currently applied:
If you know of any other online retailer that carries Hartz products, please let me know so I can effectively boycott them.
Again, my apologies, and thank you for understanding.