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.
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.
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".
Paul do hubbers get a share of those clicks, or do we just get shares from our hubs themselves?
And actually - Ive never seen any on profiles pages and just looked at mine and dont see any..
Are they supposed to be there??
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. 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.
Thanks Paul for your advice, and your explanation.
I'll do what you suggest so that more relevant ads are shown.
You get no answer, very bad man, until you go back and apologize to me for your avatar comment!
Hmm, you must really want to know, lol.
Approx. 5 inches!
Out of control. I leave for a little bit, come back, and you are all out of control.
Just goes to show - we can't be trusted to be left on our own.
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!
I am sending them over but I think there are only one or two to go around. Further requests may not be entertained!
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..
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