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I Repeat: ETHICAL PROBLEM With AdSense Ads

  1. Robert Kernodle profile image91
    Robert Kernodleposted 7 years ago

    Hi again,

    I posted on this topic before, but I have lost where in the zillions of posts the topic thread is located, so here's my latest lament:

    Moments ago, I hit the "PUBLISH" button for my latest hub on the unbelievability of human-caused global warming, and, low and behold, what sorts of AdSense ads appeared? -- Here goes:

    *  "sexy video game hotties

    *  "become an actress"

    *  "photos indian"

    *  "1 tip of a flat belly"

    How are these in any way remotely related to a serious article that I have spent many weeks researching and writing?

    AdSense robots have no brains.  My "SETTINGS" have me locked into "HEAVY" ads, and will NOT let me set anything else.  Seems that I'm locked out of opting out of ad placement in my article.  What's up with that?

    I certainly would prefer that all those "sexy video game hotties" NOT piggy back ride on my article about global heat.  It's a bit of stretch, don't you think, ... the match (he he) between "hotties" and "global warming"? (^__^)


  2. relache profile image91
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    Remember, 40% of the time the AdSense codes affiliated with your Hubs belong to HubPages.  The ads during those times will reflect dominant Hubs and tags across the entire site.

    Sadly, that's what causes most of those ads.

    To more strongly effect the ads that appear during the 60% of the time when your codes are in effect:
    1) make sure your tags are narrowly relevant
    2) make sure your content is well developed
    3) use the filter option in your AdSense account to block domains and ad campaigns that you abhor.

  3. Misha profile image79
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Taking thyself too seriously often leads to health problems smile

  4. Aya Katz profile image84
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    The ads usually become more relevant with time. Right after hitting publish is when they are least likely to have anything to do with the topic of the hub.

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yep, i have noticed that too. refresh a few times and you'll see a difference.

  5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image96
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    Check your hub out again tomorrow and you should find by then that the adverts will be more apppropriate to the hub topic, it never happens straight after hitting the "publish" button.

  6. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    Please see here.  Also, you can remove ads altogether from non-commercial hubs.  If your hub isn't commercial, just uncheck the commercial box then you can set  the ad level to "none".

  7. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I agree with what everyone else said. big_smile smile

  8. OregonWino profile image70
    OregonWinoposted 7 years ago

    I would also add that they state in the T&Cs that when a page is first published it can take a while for the adds to reflect the content of the page...

  9. Robert Kernodle profile image91
    Robert Kernodleposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for insight. 

    I do NOT take myself that seriously, but there's a time and place for everything.  "Video hotties" are more than welcome to contact me privately -- I just would prefer that they not heat up my hot topic inappropriately (^__^).

    In another hub that I might do, "video hotties" would be the perfect complement.  I don't just accept the premise that any add goes and any dominant hub theme controls those ads-- this may be the reality, but still I do NOT accept the premise.  I would love the power to control my own ad content here.

    I'll try some of those little tricks you guys mention.  And, yeah, I know about the time delay thing between publishing and ad synchronization.  But what if somebody is turned off by the first ads they see and never come back?  Yeah, WE know how it works, but what about our NON-hubpage, NON-adsense readers?

    Thanks again,


    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image96
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      To be honest, by the time your newly published hub registers on the seach engines at a level likely to get viewed outside of hubpages, the adverts will already be appropriate. It takes time to get viewings outside of Hubpages, and as everyone knows, Hubbers don't often click on Adverts anyway.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image99
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Very true, Misty, why didn't I think of that?

  10. WeddingConsultant profile image70
    WeddingConsultantposted 7 years ago

    A way I've found around this problem is to write the content for the hub and let it sit unpublished for a while. Often I come back to tweak a few minor things and submit it and the ads are just fine.

    Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me since I suppose google can't crawl my content until it's published and public, but it has worked for me every time.

    1. Robert Kernodle profile image91
      Robert Kernodleposted 7 years ago

      Okay, so no real problem here, then.

      Welcome "video hotties", "vixens", "vivacious babilicious beauties".  You all can ride my hubs anytime.

      Now that was just crude (^__^).

      Thanks for the calming insights, folks.


    2. johnr54 profile image48
      johnr54posted 7 years ago

      Right after you've published the hub the googlebot has not had a chance to crawl the page and attempt to match the content.  Sometimes it will look at the URL and try to match based on that, but lacking a clear hint from the URL it will go on the history of the domain.  Unfortunately, much of the traffic for hubpages is for hot pictures of Indian actresses and the like so the default ads come up with some of the topics that you saw.

      As mentioned elsewhere, give the googlebot a day or so to come by your hub and the ads will match up much better.

    3. Robert Kernodle profile image91
      Robert Kernodleposted 7 years ago

      Thanks.  Got it.  Problem solved. 

      Even googlebots need porn.

      Let's move on now.