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Ads on my profile page

  1. libra profile image60
    libraposted 9 years ago

    When I go to my profile page I was shocked to see a big vertical banner advertising "fitness" for gay men, with a picture of a half-naked man. I find this inappropriate, at least as far as my profile is concerned.  There is nothing in my profile or my hubs to suggest that such ads are relevant.

    Should the admin not be more sensitive to such things - perhaps some hubbers welcome such ads, but perhaps we should be asked before such potentially objectionable ads are put on the profile page of a hubber.

    Would appreciate a response.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Me too, but they can put a half-naked man on my profile any day smile

      1. gamergirl profile image60
        gamergirlposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed!

  2. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    The ads are chosen by google adsense, usually based on the textual content on the page.  However, sometimes if they have no ads that match they will run what is known as a "site targeted ad" which could be about almost anything.   There is no way for you or us to directly control what appears there (expect in the unlikely event that we chose not to run ads at all).

    The best way for you to get more appropriately targeted ads would be to add a paragraph or two of text on your profile page, describing your interests, or the topics you write about or intend to write about.  That will give google more data to work with when deciding what kinds of ads to run and decrease the likelihood of a site targeted ad.  You can do this by clicking the "EDIT PROFILE" link at the top of your profile page and filling in the Bio text box at the bottom.

    1. embitca profile image87
      embitcaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      You can't control what appears there,but you can certainly block stuff from appearing there. This will obviously only work on our own impressions, but adsense account holders can block ads from a particular domain from appearing on their pages by entering them in the "competitive ad filter".

  3. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Paul do hubbers get a share of those clicks, or do we just get shares from our hubs themselves?

  4. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    And actually - Ive never seen any on profiles pages and just looked at mine and dont see any..

    Are they supposed to be there??

  5. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    Yes, hubbers get a share of the ads on the profile page and pretty much all the "user centric" pages.  For instance, pages like this Isabella Snow hot hubs listing.  Most of those secondary pages are a means to an end (and don't get much search traffic), so they aren't typically big earners.  90-95% of revenue comes from hubs directly for most users.

    I'm not sure why google isn't running ads on your profile, the code is there so it is google's decision.  They must find something about your profile objectionable. smile   It could be related to phrases like "saucy little wench", and "sex tips", "dirty little romance novels", etc.  They are pretty careful about avoiding some topics.

    1. Isabella Snow profile image87
      Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO! Ah, well.. ok then. tongue

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image87
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Made me laugh too.  Saucy little wench...

  6. libra profile image60
    libraposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Paul for your advice, and your explanation.
    I'll do what you suggest so that more relevant ads are shown.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    How little exactly? big_smile

  8. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Stacie - tongue

    Mark - With or without heels? wink

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever you like big_smile

  9. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Short either way, I suppose. wink

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Like I said, How little exactly?
      There doesn't seem to be an emoticon for leer big_smile

  10. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    5'8 in heels, if you must know!! wink

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      And how big are those heels exactly? big_smile

  11. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    You get no answer, very bad man, until you go back and apologize to me for your avatar comment!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      OK done. roll

  12. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Hmm, you must really want to know, lol.

    Approx. 5 inches!

  13. stubbs profile image72
    stubbsposted 9 years ago
    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Who asked you?

  14. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Just about right.

  15. stubbs profile image72
    stubbsposted 9 years ago

    lol i was only joking around

  16. Isabella Snow profile image87
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    Now, now, boys!! wink

  17. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    big_smile

  18. Stacie Naczelnik profile image87
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Out of control.  I leave for a little bit, come back, and you are all out of control.

  19. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Just goes to show - we can't be trusted to be left on our own.

  20. Research Analyst profile image77
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    I am new to hubpages, and I was wondering the same thing. I notice banners at the top of the page usually advertising something different than what I just wrote about. I am still learning and exploring.

    Nice to meet everyone!

  21. libra profile image60
    libraposted 9 years ago

    I am sending them over but I think there are only one or two to go around. Further requests may not be entertained!

  22. Jerrico Usher profile image60
    Jerrico Usherposted 9 years ago

    Isabella Snow paul has gotten me interrested in your page *wink*  lol, ok I'll stop.. but really after reading that comment I had to go look to see what you write.. I think paul is working in cahoots with you to drive traffic to your site from us fellow hubbers (good work chap) just another example of how brilliant he is at not only preaching how to blog for mass hits but in showing us in example.. bravo Paul.. bravo.. (ok I'm done.. please drive through.. nothing to see here.. move along folks.. wink

    Jerrico

 
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