OK - I've only done one HubPage (so far)
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It's about learning American Sign Language.
In fact it's a book review about 3 books available through Amazon. I've added my Amazon id, but I guess I'm supposed to do more to have any Amazon links show up? (I'll research that more later)
But in the meantime if you look at my hub, you'll see that 80% of the Google ads have NOTHING TO DO WITH American Sign Language. Is there something I can do to help Google get the right type of ad for my Hub?
It all depends on the keywords you use. Certain keywords simply don't have relevant advertisers purchasing ads, so Google has nothing to display.
You can research keywords at google.com/keywords
From what I can see, they fit the category of books and writing. As girly_girl said, that may be as close as they'll get. Also, the adds will vary depending on the region the person looking is in, and the search words they used to reach your hub.
HubPages doesn't choose which ads to show, they're served automatically by Google and it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple days before the Adsense bot does its thing and the hub starts showing relevant ads. Wait a little while and re-check and you'll probably find them to be more relevant.
Also - It can depend on what your browsing history is like. I shopped on a few different websites for textbooks and all I see now are TONS of ads for textbooks. Same thing happens when I book hotels or flights online, I get inundated with related ads even on websites about totally different topics. I need to clear my browser cache because it's getting annoying lol. So, you might be seeing ads for books because you were doing research on books for your hub and that is in your browser history.
I am also totally confused as well. I have published a number of hubs about Ireland and I am getting dating sites for Indians.
Now I know Indian and Ireland look the same but, we do differ a fair bit, and I also doubt if there are no Google ads for Ireland generally.
I think Google are just firing up Ads that get them the most money. Either that or maybe I have not set up my affilliate correctly.
Rest easy EndaMac
The ads were perfect when I looked at your hub, so I took a picture of them for you:
The ads are served based on keywords. It takes time for things to get indexed, so it's not uncommon for new hubs to have ads that aren't relevant. Your affiliate is working just fine.
HubPages don't pick the ads.
Google places the ads according to the content of the page.
Most of the time it works.
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