Google has put an ad on one of my hubs that I'm sure will not get any clicks. The hub is about milk free recipes and the ad contains a youtube video about some cheese recipe. Obviously the hub is about foods that do not have cheese, those reading it will not be interested in cheese. I have rearranged things and changed words but it is still there. Any suggestions?
You'd have to get rid of the word "cheese" altogether to get rid of that ad. Google makes the best matches it can based on words it finds, even to the point of advertising things that contradict the actual content. Remember this is an automated computer program at work...
This is where you'll have to make some entries in your Competitive Ad Filter to try and block it.
The word "cheese" isn't in there anywhere. I'm willing to bet it's the word "recipe" that may be drawing the ad.
I'm not sure what the Competitive ad filter is, where do I find it?
Thanks for your help. I have looked in the forums and tried other peoples tips but they haven't worked so far. I think this really makes my hub look like a joke and it's been really bugging me.
On the adsense site, go to "adsense ad setup" and "competitive ad filter".
You're right, too. The ad does look funny on your hub and detracts from it.
Sorry, I just looked at the Hub. It's "milk." That could draw ANY sort of ads that promote dairy products.
And don't forget, during those times when the HubPages AdSense ID is affiliated with your Hubs, none of your filter preferences will be in effect and you still might see ads that you'd otherwise prefer not to have.
Sorry, found it. Now trying to figure it out. Thanks again for suggesting it.
Thanks so much everyone, it worked! The ad was replaced by lactose free item ads.
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