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Adsense Content Filtering, How to Filter Adsense Article Adverts

Updated on December 12, 2011

How To Maximise Adsense

Now making money with adsense isn't as easy as it first appears. You sign up for an account. You see adsense google ads and you think that it won't be long before you earn with google too. It isn't as easy as that, is it?

There's adsense information everywhere but you feel overwhelmed by it all. So you login and attempt to manage your google adsense account.

Other users seem to manage, why can't you?

This article is an attempt to teach you how to use and manage the adsense filtering system to get rid of those unwanted adverts.

Okay it is just one piece of information amongst a load, but it is a start!

I want to make this article user friendly and teach you how to manage the adsense filtering system confidently.

To Earn From Google Adsense Requires Skill

Users have to manage adsense adverts by filtering them

Filtering adverts is one of the many tasks that are essential to successful click through rates. Clicks come from your readership. At the end of the day, it is Adsense advertisements that pay for your articles to be there in the first place. It is all very good providing quality information or wonderful stories, but an income stream has to come from somewhere even if it is just to pay for the electricity used to help create it.

Here you are and you notice a gleaming pair of teeth on an article about Istanbul or ‘Indian Dating – Find the perfect match for you!’ on a hub about rocket science. It is a complete waste of space, not only for you but the advertiser too… surely?! Users have to manage these and filter them out of their articles.

Users Manage To Filter via Adsense Set Up Tab

Log into your Google Adsense account. You can do this via your Hubpages ‘My Account’. Under ‘Affiliate Settings’ and ‘Check Your Google Earnings

After you have logged into your account, look under the ‘Adsense Set up’ tab you will see ‘Competitive Ad Filter’. Click on this. Scroll down under ‘Adsense For Content Filters’ – there you will see a blank box.

Competitive Ad Filter Screen Shot

Be Aware.. Click Fraud! Adsense will Close Your Account even if you accidently click on an Ad!

Now, go back to article window containing the offending Adsense ad. Right click and highlight the address bar of the ad and copy the link. This is tricky because part of the terms of service, or TOS, in your Adsense contract states that you mustn’t click on the adverts fraudulently – even by mistake could be considered fraudulent, so be careful here. Any suggestion of click fraud and Adsense will close your account without explanation!

Return to your Google Adsense page and paste the address into the box. Save the changes and you are done!

Quick Reference Instructions For Users To Manage Ad Filters

To summarise:

  • Log into your Google Adsense account.
  • Go to Adsense Set up Tab.
  • Look for ‘Competitive Ad Filter’. Click on this.
  • Scroll Down for ‘Adsense For Content Filters’ – blank box.
  • Go to your article; highlight Adsense ad address and copy.
  • Paste the address into Google Adsense box under ‘Adsense For Content Filters’.
  • Save and you are done!

Want Clarification? Watch the Below Video on the Adsense Content Filter

Now the following video has an example of how it is done in a visual context. I hope that this will help to clarify the procedure. The example is to demonstrate the procedure and not for political or religious interest. I chose this because it is easy to understand. I would like to thank Karimabaz of the Muslim Blogger for making this available.


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    • profile image

      Gabie 

      7 years ago

      I agree with you entirely, my adsense got closed mysteriously for reasons I still do not understand

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      shameemloves 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the great hub

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Glad to hear it - good luck Dobson!

    • Dobson profile image

      Dobson 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I like the info but will take extra care to make sure not to accidentally click.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      gjcody.. I am happy to be of assistance:)

    • gjcody profile image

      gjcody 

      8 years ago

      shazwellyn ...looks like some good information ..I love learning and this is an avenue that we have not explored ...but will have to think soon about it. Will follow you and read again ..thanks for sharing. My best to you!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      TattoGuy - I would love to be part of your facebook - hehehe Im glad you liked this article x

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      Just give ya a big thumbs up and must add ya to my Facebook wen I get home x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Cassidy... this is what it is all about.. to help each other! x

    • CassidyS profile image

      CassidyS 

      8 years ago from OK

      Thank you so much, this really helps!

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Brilliant Hillary! Now you have added this extra information onto my hub, you have helped more people! Brilliant... thanks for sharing the loooooove! x

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      Hillary 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi shaz. Checked my adsense account and I stand corrected. It seems it takes a while for the system to get going. Also, so many new ads are slipped in to replace the ones I deleted!

      One good thing I just discovered is the filter block link for those ads that don't have a link. Just right click the offending title and it shows up as "adblock plus adframe". They disappear immediately! Thanks for getting me going on this! My aim is to block competing vendors since I am promoting Green Smoke on my e-cig sites.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      entertainment... Im glad it is useful to you. Thanks for visiting - come back soon! x

    • entertianmentplus profile image

      entertianmentplus 

      8 years ago from United States

      good info thanks

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Hillary. Is the website still on your 'blocked list' - Adsense For Content Filters? It should still be there - they shouldnt disappear from this list. It should still work if it is listed in the blocked list!

      Is it another or different website flogging the same type of thing? This is worth checking. I have found a couple of similar ads in sex chat type sites.

      Let me know!

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      Hillary 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Hi Shaz I did the filtering thing a while back on my e-cigarette hubs because I didn't want dodgie e-cig ads on the page. It worked for a while, but then they came back so I think you need to do regular maintenance on your adsense stuff. I've been way too slack on all my other hubs so I will use your great easy guidelines to get things eliminated. Thanks again for a valuable Hub.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      michiganman - Im glad it will be useful to you and glad to have been of help! Thanks x

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      michiganman567 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Very useful information. Im going to bookmark it for the future. Im going to have to go through my ads that never get clicked and see if I can fix some.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Ann - it is, indeed, a steep learning curve. You are in the best community on the internet for learning information like this.

      We all learn in very different ways, I hope that I have covered all angles.

      Thank you for visiting x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      MPG - It can all be a little confusing - I always hope that I have put articles like this across simply, using various media to demonstrate. I am glad things are clearer for you.

      Wishing you well, my friend x

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      Ann Nonymous 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      Two months here and I still consider myself an extreme newbie...and will probably remain thus way even in two years! I really appreciate this helpful hub and slowly, ever so slowly, am beginning to understand the intricacies of hub life!

      Thanks for a great hub, Shaz!

    • MPG Narratives profile image

      Marie Giunta 

      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You are just wonderful explaining this Shaz, thanks so much now I understand it all a little better.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      JayJay... If you take the instructions verbatim, you won't have any problems. You need to do it to learn it! Good luck my friend! x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Cassidy...

      How do you know which ads to filter? - When you have completed a hub, you have left it for a few days for the ads to kick in, you might get an ad that you don't like, conflicts with your hubs or don't seem to be performing well - these are the ones that you want to block. I don't really like, for example 'single's chat' ads. So I block them. Does that make sense?

      'signed up for she told me and...something else, but I can't figure out how to copy the url they give me to my hub'... firstly, it isn't wise to put same URL addresses multiple times on hubpages - it will lower your authorscore. You are best to put the link in your profile page and redirect people from your hub to your profile. Links like this are better here.

      Secondly, if you want to put an address in your hubs, you write something like... 'If you want further information, click here' in the hub. Then highlight 'click here', look on top of the text capsule you will see a two linked chain symbol. Click on this. A new window will come up and you will see a box line for you to enter the www. address. Once saved you will see the 'click here' will be highlighted in blue in your text capsule. Your external link has been added.

      I hope this helps! x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Just be slow and careful Janiek... it will be alright! x

    • jayjay40 profile image

      jayjay40 

      8 years ago from Bristol England

      I must admit I'm a bit lost with this, so I will bookmark it for future use. Thanks for sharing

    • CassidyS profile image

      CassidyS 

      8 years ago from OK

      shazwellyn-

      How do you know which ads to filter? Also, I signed up for she told me and...something else, but I can't figure out how to copy the url they give me to my hub, am I doing something wrong? Can you tell I'm very new at this?

      Thanks,

      Cassidy

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      Mary Krenz 

      8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Sounds kinda nerve wracking...

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Janiek - Only if you click through. This is why you have to be very careful that you don't open the ad's address. You highlight the link or URL (web address), once highlighted, CAREFULLY right click, then copy it, ready for transfer to the adsense filter. It is tricky, but with gentle handling, can be done.

      Be Aware.. Click Fraud! Adsense will Close Your Account even if you accidently click on an Ad! - my subheading tells you all!

      Thanks for visiting Janiek - I value your visit x

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      artrush - I hope this is helpful to you! Thanks for visiting!! x

    • janiek13 profile image

      Mary Krenz 

      8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      If we right click, is that considered a fraudulent click?

    • artrush73 profile image

      artrush73 

      8 years ago

      Very useful information about adsense.

      Thanks for sharing shazwellyn

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