Thanks for the tip about identifying Google as a source.
I clear out cookies and history every day. It has cut down dramatically the times Apple or Garmin etc will preload one of their pages when I typed a completely different URL in.
Clearing them after every Internet session eliminates the preloading.
Paddling-related ads don’t bother me, but the crudely tuned “targeted” ads do. For example, after I did some searches for handgun ammo, I started getting rightwing extremist gun rights ads. Targeting is sooooo far off the mark sooooo often!
Anyway, annual fee would be better for Pcom than monthly, which would result in less steady income, I think. Lotsa subscriptions in spring and summer, not so much the rest of the year. BUT if the fee is higher (like the fee to subscribe to Photoshop software) I would rather pay by the month, for only the months I need it.