Google is often considered a leader in online advertising, and now it seems they are working to be the first to comprehensively ban scam affiliate advertising.
So, keep your eye on those ads that come up on your Hubs and see if they start to change over the next few weeks and months.
Google Does Non-Evil Thing: Bans White Teeth, Flat Stomachs
What a great article, thanks for the link.
Google has so much influence, it will be interesting to see what impact their program may have in other media.
As an affiliate marketer that is great news. its those dam scam artists that make life tough for the honest guys.
This is definatly a step in the right direction
Its funny, but the ads they directly reference in the article "white teeth" "diet ***" and "flat stomachs" are exactly the same ones that Hubpages are serving all over our pages on their MSN ads share.
hopefully, the other publishers will follow suit
In theory this is something that should benefit everyone. The problem is that in practice Google is a "do what I say not what I do" company.
For them to determine what is or is not a scam is highly unethical and hypocritical. Because they stand to profit by censoring ads for their own benefit.
One must remember Google is a for profit company who answers only to shareholders.
I know of plenty of examples of unethical behavior that Google is aware of that they simply turn their backs to because they profit from it.
Scams are bad, I am very much for cleaning up the internet, but hypocritical self-regulation is just a PR move.
Why does Google allow advertising from Adult Companies then ban sites that have adult content from their Adsense program?
If you trust Google to "Do the right thing" for the right reasons then your have misguided trust.
You're right, Mike, and we should not lose sight of that, but at least this time, they seem to be on the side of the angels - Yay! and thanks relache!
I wondered where they had all gone to! So glad they are missing.
by Stacie L 2 years ago
I received a notice about being charged to keep my Amazon affiliate program active if I have no sales in 90 days. I'm sure others share this issue. Since I agreed to use Amazon under Hubpages program ID, I do earn more commission but now I may be charged due to my own ID isn't producing income.Is...
by Steve Andrews 6 years ago
I have a hub about homosexuality in monarch butterflies with ads for books on Amazon about homosexuality in animals, however, ads have been disabled and in the warning why details it says: "Because this Hub was identified manually, and not through our automatic filter, this status will not...
by Will Apse 3 years ago
The way that HP uses affiliate is unique among larger sites that rely heavily on natural search.Here individual affiliate ads are scattered through the site in a pretty random way. On other sites affiliate ads are avoided altogether or grouped in special sections ('the shop', 'reviews').It is easy...
by William Bond 5 years ago
Over the last week the traffic to one of my hubs The Animal Planet Mermaid Hoax dramatically increased. It went from less than a hundred hits a week to nearly 7,000 hits in one week! My other mermaid hubs also had an increase in traffic but nearly as much. The reason for this, is the...
by Ben Guinter 5 years ago
HubPages is a Ning site? Look at the bottom right in the footer...It looks like someone deleted some of the code that hid the fact that this has been a Ning site all along.I thought HubPages was its own platform, built from the bottom up by its creators, not running someone else's...
by odidis 10 years ago
Hi all,How do I get my ads to contain my own Adsense ID? I checked after Google email verification 24 hours ago and my ads are still carrying an ID that is not mine.Please somebody help me.Odidis
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|