Scientology has been launching quite an extensive campaign on AdWords for a while, they've also switched to showing ads based not exclusively on content, but also on viewer profiles. (Yes, the Google is watching you.) Therefore, you may be seeing Scientology videos as a consequence of your own viewing habits, although its more likely a consequence of the fact that Scientology has simply thrown a lot of money at AdWords lately.
Misha, logic belongs to the past. It is a tool by which you can make sense of the world you experience and which helps you to decide what is what. And this is a state that you need to feel secure, isn't it.
However, if you depend on logic too much you are confined to analyzing the past and it prevents you from thinking ahead. And without thinking ahead you cannot progress. There is no such thing as impossible if you take the time to think about it. These ads should disappear. Think about what's happening to those who fall for them.
Half the time the ads are there for you and half the time they are there for hp. When it's hps turn they WILL appear on your hubs. Also, if you noticed there is a block in the right sidebar right next to your hubs body, which displays ads. Over that block you have no control.
I think Maddie was explaining on another thread that it depends what category you post your hub under ( as to which adverts go where) ...no wait, erase that , was to do with related hubs ,on the side that dont seem to relate.
Sorry that didnt really help at all.
Perhaps you could try clicking off all adverts for a few hours and see if they disappear ?
Good Luck ,would annoy me too to be supporting something I didnt want too.
No, HubPages does not have a secret deal with the Scientologists. We simply do not use our competative ad filter for things like this. We're not going to get into the business of making business decisions based on personal feelings or beliefs.
Feelings have a place in the thinking process so I don't think you can block them from business decisions. Also, if you don't pay attention to them in business meetings you make a mistake. And there is even such a thing as business ethics.
Probably the bottom line is those who don't like it are free to leave. Thanks for the reply.
Maddie, I think what Haunty is trying to say in a less rude manner, is that while everyone is entitled to their beliefs and there is nothing wrong with the occasional Scientology advert on the appropriate hub (a scientology one perhaps), its basically being spammed across everyone's hubs regardless of what the hub about.
I don't understand how Google works or why it is doing this, but there must be something that you can do about it?
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