Replied to by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (

Apparently is a reasonable place one could start for creating acquisition posts on their website. The downside is the realization that Google is tracking all of this without making it more obvious.

Chris, this is why I think that Google’s talk about wiping things such as our search records is something of a ruse. What does it matter if they have the raw data anymore (emails, searches etc) if they have already stripped out the core information and stored it somewhere else?
Liked Google uses Gmail to track a history of things you buy — and it’s hard to delete (CNBC)

Google says it doesn’t use your Gmail to show you ads and promises it “does not sell your personal information, which includes your Gmail and Google Account information,” and does “not share your personal information with advertisers, unless you have asked us to.”

But, for reasons that still aren’t clear, it’s pulling that information out of your Gmail and dumping it into a “Purchases” page most people don’t seem to know exists. Even if it’s not being used for ads, there’s no clear reason why Google would need to track years of purchases and make it hard to delete that information.