How do I get the softcore porn ads from Google OFF of my articles?

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  1. TeriSilver profile image98
    TeriSilverposted 2 months ago

    How do I get the f!ng$#! softcore porn ads from Google OFF of my articles! I've  contacted Google a number of times but it does no good. Been going on for weeks.  The only other place these ads show up is the Words with Friends game (which we call Words with Porn) that I play on FB.  I've contacted them too.  I am tired of all the "assurances" from WWF and Google ... Google!!!!!   How can they allow this garbage!  Yes, I'm pretty upset now  -- and there's no reason for this (no one in my household searches for this  garbage). I am getting the runaround from Google and the WWF developers.  I am at a loss and and very afraid that others can see them.  When you read an article on cartoons, you should not be subjected to "dating sites" that sell softcore pornography and sex. HP, can you help me out here?  Maybe if our wonderful site administrators got involved, Google's cronies would take it seriously.  Please!

    1. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Ads are served by viewer, not by hub. For example, if I go on your hub, I might see ads for dog food. Sometimes, if your Google privacy settings are set to the max, you'll get served up random ads.

      Also, I'm fairly sure there's only one Google ad on your hubs if you are part of the HP ad program.

      Contact team@hubpages.com for help.

    2. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      If you stop searching for things in that category Google will stop showing you ads in that category. Other people do not see the same ads as you. Example :do a google search for paint or something and watch how fast google starts showing you paint products.

    3. TeriSilver profile image98
      TeriSilverposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I have never searched for soft core porn and dating sites, nor has anyone in my household. It all started with these ads showing up on  game app I play through Facebook. I am quite curious to know why Google thinks I search for "dating sites" because neither I nor my husband do that (really!!!).  It all started with that game app.  But it's also interesting ... why don't the Google reps tell me that no one but me could see these on my articles?  They did not say that, only that they "understand" how disturbing is for me to have my published articles with these sex site ads. You'd think they would explain this whole thing and that the ads that have shown up are for only me.  Well, in the meantime, I did something I am not comfortable with, gave the OK to target ads for my searches --- I never have allowed that in 20 years. Anything to make this stop.  Yet .... they continue.  The game app people say the same ting as Google, they are sorry and they're working on it.  For weeks, now ....

    4. TeriSilver profile image98
      TeriSilverposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I learned a long time ago that, when looking for Christmas ideas for my husband, not to search online.  One year I bought him a mandolin, he didn't want to tell me then that the ads were everywhere (he told me later).  Because, why advertise buys mandolins to just anyone? So now I search for decoy things that he likes and lately beach vacations which we cannot afford to take anymore (at least those ads are nice). Then again, we've been marred 28 years so it's kinda hard to "surprise" him.

  2. TeriSilver profile image98
    TeriSilverposted 2 months ago

    Thank you. I get a few of the Google ads (at least, on the hubs I've checked) and have gone through my ad-sense account to delete/block ads that are "inappropriate." I've really no clue how I would have gotten on the porn list (and I clear out the cache on both computers several times each day).  I don't accept targeted ads but it doesn't matter how many times I report them, or how many times Google says it won't show them anymore.  I'm incredulous that Google allows this to happen.  They claim they're "working on it," but it's been ongoing for awhile now.

    1. lovetherain profile image80
      lovetherainposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      right

  3. Bede le Venerable profile image98
    Bede le Venerableposted 2 months ago

    Teri,

    You can control which ads appear somewhat by following these steps:

    1. Click the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the ad.
    2. Click the 'control your ad settings' link.
    3. Click “family and relationships”
    4. Click 'off'.
    5. For gender, click “not telling,” instead of male or female.
    6. Click off whatever else seems potentially annoying.

    You can also get an adblocker.

    1. TeriSilver profile image98
      TeriSilverposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I'll try that, thanks. 

      I had an ad blocker but it didn't block any of this stuff.

  4. TeriSilver profile image98
    TeriSilverposted 2 months ago

    It does not give me an option for "family and relationships," or gender.

  5. Bede le Venerable profile image98
    Bede le Venerableposted 2 months ago

    It looks like Google modified their settings since I was last in there a few weeks ago. You may want to contact the HP team. You don't have to worry about others seeing the same ads.

  6. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 2 months ago

    If you mean the 'dating' ads with busty Ukraine ladies and such like they have bough massive amounts of ads and are appearing everywhere.  Unless Hubpages blocks them there is no avoiding them.

  7. TeriSilver profile image98
    TeriSilverposted 2 months ago

    Y
    es, those and the "sweet cherry" Asian girls.

  8. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
    samanthacubbisonposted 2 months ago

    If they are coming from Google, the best thing to do is click in the upper right corner of the ad and report them directly! Such ads are most likely not within Google's guidelines.

    1. TeriSilver profile image98
      TeriSilverposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I have reported it a zillion times, they don't disappear.  I am really surprised they are getting through at all, still after all the weeks I've been in contact with Google.

  9. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 2 months ago

    From what I have seen they are toeing the line but within guidelines.

 
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