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Ads coming up on my profile and hubs

  1. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 3 years ago

    I have a big concern about the ads coming up on my hubs and profile. They are almost pornographic. I make an effort to keep my writing respectful and suitable for all ages, and many pieces are spiritual in nature. The ads are for a dating site, it appears, and feature closeups of a woman's body, in various almost nude poses. Very provocative, and not what I want featured on my own work.




    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/8572670_f248.jpg




    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8572671_f248.jpg

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      They ads are probably personalized by Google AdSense, i.e., they might reflect what you (or someone else using your IP address) personally have been searching for from Google Search.

      1. Pearldiver profile image88
        Pearldiverposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Well now....

        Doesn't the thought of "Who's been using My IP Address?" put a rather large cat/fox/bear among the pigeons Goldilocks??  yikes

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image78
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      If you go to 'MyAccount', and click on 'Display Options' you will see Ads:
      Next to the Ads: is a box which probably says 'On'. Click the down arrow and you should see 'Off', click on Off and this should stop the ads from appearing on your Hubs.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The ads that you see on the site are often related to cookies on your computer.
      In many cases, clearing cookies and your browser cache can result in you seeing different ads.
      https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?hl=en

    4. Marina Lazarevic profile image84
      Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      prairieprincess, I am looking into this but it's hard to find the culprit without seeing the live ad myself. If you (or anyone) see it again, try and grab the clickthrough URL (the URL of the landing page if one were to click on this ad) because I can block that in our Google ad accounts.

      Have you been seeing this ad frequently?

    5. Marina Lazarevic profile image84
      Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nevermind! With some investigation and a lot of luck, I was able to find the advertiser responsible and block both the Advertiser URL (gtarcade.com) and Ad network (Wise Media). This advertiser is running on the AdSense network, so I recommend blocking them in your accounts, too.

      Here are instructions on how to do that: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/180609?hl=en

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Just remember, during the 40% HubPages impression timeshare, any blocking preferences you have made won't be in effect.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I barely pay attention to the ads that are on my Hubs. When I do notice them, it's usually because I find them funny.

    For example, I used to get a lot of ads for Christian dating services on my Hubs, which I always found rather funny since I write almost exclusively about horror films and heavy metal music.

    ...maybe they were trying to tell me that I needed to get right with God and give up such heathen activities? big_smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I'll take the current ads over the previous toenail fungus ads any day.

  4. Gail Meyers profile image69
    Gail Meyersposted 3 years ago

    LOL FatFreddysCat.

  5. Claire Roach profile image83
    Claire Roachposted 3 years ago

    All ads are geotargeted and rely heavily on your previous search history and websites visited.  So keep of them filthy pages wink lol

  6. Zabbella profile image76
    Zabbellaposted 3 years ago

    What really gets me is that I wrote about my phobia of statues...and yes, they place ads ABOUT statues...alongside my hub!  So my readers who share my phobia...are subjected to what they fear the most!

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Those are how ads sell. They see keywords and place ads for those keywords. I do not always agree with ads nor like them all either but there is not much that we can do.
      There are some ads which have a button in the top right that says 'AdChoices'. It seems that you may opt out of certain ads. I am not sure how this works but it looks like it has something to do with cookies.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        This particular ad is some kind of virtual sexually driven video game. Both of my kids play video games on my comp., but I am always with them, there is nothing inappropriate. Using kids video games to slide porn in, is a bit heinous in my opinion.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I think that I have noticed that ad. I have not paid attention to it since I am reading the Hubs - especially since I do not play video games.
          I agree with using kids games for that. I will keep an eye open and if I see it again maybe someting can be done.

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            Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I haven't seen it on hubs, though I might not have visited enough. Ive only seen it here on the bottom of these threads.

            1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
              The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Maybe I am thinking of a different ad. I said that I did not pay any attention to it but the one which I saw was in the sidebars and sort of brownish.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Lol... I didn't notice anything but the half naked girl.

                1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
                  The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  About all that showed was the top of the ad with a cartoon/anime girl in a bikini top.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Im pretty sure Ill get banned if I describe the commercial in whole.

  7. LCDWriter profile image93
    LCDWriterposted 3 years ago

    The company is called "League of Angels" and I made a screen capture too but see that it has already been mentioned.  I found the ad very inappropriate and shocking.  I'm the only one that uses my computer and I don't go to "those" kinds of sites.  I had the same ad as prairie princess with women undressing and showering and then ending with a bosom shot.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8591937_f248.jpg

    1. LCDWriter profile image93
      LCDWriterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This was on my Christmas hub about putting up Christmas lights so I can't imagine it has anything to do with the hub.

    2. Marina Lazarevic profile image84
      Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey LCDWriter - did you just see this? I thought we blocked it yesterday, but the advertiser I blocked was Wise Media. If you saw it today, I'll look into it again. Please confirm. Thanks!

      1. LCDWriter profile image93
        LCDWriterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I believe it was yesterday so hopefully it is blocked.  I started to post and then saw this thread.  Glad to know it is going away.

        1. LCDWriter profile image93
          LCDWriterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes just checked back at my screen shot capture.  It is over 24 hours old so likely you have already taken care of this.  And thanks!

          1. Marina Lazarevic profile image84
            Marina Lazarevicposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Great! Let me know if you see it again.

          2. The Examiner-1 profile image78
            The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

            LCD,
            It was a different photo but I just saw an ad for the "League..." on the Weather Channel online.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    We've probably given them quite a bit of publicity by now.

    1. LCDWriter profile image93
      LCDWriterposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Probably true.  So I confess I don't fully understand all of this and how it works.  Does hubpages allow or disallow certain ads?   I see that someone above says you can block it but that won't work all the time.   Do I want to block it?   It offends me but does it offend my readers?  I don't know.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        One of the HPs staff was kind enough to post a way to make sure your pc could block this, but that doesn't really help your readers does it?

        I agree, this ad, b/c it was moving and realistic really was quite shocking. I wasn't aware of it most the time, with my kids sitting right next to me, then I look down and there's a half naked girl feeling herself up. I was like, "Hey!" Not really playing fair.

      2. frantisek78 profile image83
        frantisek78posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Well, there are lots of ads like this all over the internet. Do you not read articles that you are interested in just because they have such a "shocking" ad on them? And why is it shocking, anyway? It's no different from TV ads for Victoria's Secret or for perfumes. Do those shock and offend you too?

  9. profile image0
    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    The men must really appreciate these screen shots.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That is probably the idea, to get most men and boys hooked - if they are interested. I saw the ad for 'League of Angels' (with a different picture) when I checked the weather online. I clicked the 'X' and I am going to see if it is still there.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image78
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I did not see the ad when I checked the weather tonight. I do not know if that is only coincidence when I was there.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You have gone to great lengths, is there nothing you will not do for our beloved HPs? smile

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image78
          The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I keep trying to find easier ways to help them/us.
          I will keep checking The Weather Channel (I do anyway to check the weather) to see if that ad is there.

  10. prairieprincess profile image95
    prairieprincessposted 3 years ago

    Thank you for your help, Marina. And I do have inappropriate ads blocked on my google adsense, but I suspect these ads ran through HP, and not my adsense account. And I definitely do not go on these kinds of sites, myself. :0

  11. swoodsonsays profile image60
    swoodsonsaysposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for posting the URLs, I had trouble finding the right ones to block on my blog.

  12. profile image0
    krushnach80posted 17 months ago

    Im getting ads on top of my profile even though im not adsense approved is that a problem that i should be worried about?

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 17 months ago in reply to this

      Ads will still show up even if you're not approved by Adsense. But you won't make any money off the ads.

 
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