Do you use Google´s Competitive Ad Filter to block specific ads from appearing on your pages?
What is your experience with the Competitive Ad Filter (if you use it)?
No I do not use competitive ad filter. If you filter out the ads you receive, then you only receive lower quality clicks. Google provides the best paying advertisers for your hubs. If you feel those ads are not good enough for the content on your page, then by all means use the filter. Some people use them and some people do not use them. It is a personal preference, because of specific keywords bring about different results.
I tuned my ads using the competitive filter as there are some topics or companies I don't want advertised on my pages. I didn't find I had a loss of earnings from this.
However, remember that during the 40% of the time when the HubPages' AdSense ID is affiliated with your Hubs, your ad preferences aren't going to be in effect, so during those times, you might see ads for things you have otherwise blocked.
by Glen 9 years ago
Who do you have on your Competitive Ad Filter (you have to be logged into Adsense to be taken directly to that page) and (if you're feeling up to it) why?I have added scientology.orgI won't actually discuss the why on this point, because it'll become a huge rant. And I'd prefer this thread to be...
by Ashok Goyal 6 years ago
I could see Google ads on the profile page of my fellow hubbers. I could see minimum one rectangle size 300x250 , text and image, advertisement in the right sidebar of the profile page. But my profile page is not displaying any Google ad whereas such ads are being displayed on my hubs. Can...
by best of the web 10 years ago
I am watching since last 8 hours that adsense is not appearing on my hub http://hubpages.com/hub/600-Clerks-cum- … habad-BankI don't know why as i have enabled adsense in this hub too. And i also edited several times to see if adsense appears after it but no adsense unit appearing. I am...
by Simon Cook 9 years ago
I was reading a blog the other day and I canme across an article on using the Competitive Ad Filter.I had nothing to lose so I tried the advice.Wow - since using this wonderful little section on Adsense, my Google revenue 'ratio' has increased by 80-90% - amazing.Do a search on the forums for...
by Terry Harris 9 years ago
I have been trying to work out how to filter ads on my hubs, but it appears that you can only do it by blocking certain url's/ads from the whole of your content. Therefore if you have a wide range of hubs you cannot really use this because you will could potentially block ads that might be...
by Pratonix 8 years ago
I joined Google AdSense a couple of days ago. Google is putting up ads in my hubs. But some of the ads are not matching the content of the hub, and neither do they match my interests.How do I get rid of these ads and put up better ones there? I would like to choose the ads that I want to put up....
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