I'm a foster mom for a small-dog rescue group and want to remove the 'puppies for sale' ads from my postings. It's obvious these sites are 'puppy mills' - they offer all sorts of breeds from one site - upsetting.
EDIT: Ooops! I can get in now - I've made 31 cents since yesterday afternoon. Private Yacht, here I come!
You'll have to go into your Google ad account (on the Google site) and in there is where you can specify to block certain ads or sites.
Oprah Winfrey is doing an expose on puppy mills on Friday.
I suggest you get a Hub written about puppy mills before then, filled with all your passion on the topic, because people will be going online to find more information.
Make sure you include links to all the places people can donate or protest or otherwise take action to do something about it, and get it bookmarked at Digg and Stumbleupon before Friday.
You should hopefully see a rush of traffic to it on Friday night ...
Jenny, that's a great tip. Ha. I never thought of using talk shows to get ideas and posting them before the show to get traffic. Genius! Ha. The thing I would worry is getting Google to catch onto the hub and get the hub up in the search engines in order to get that traffic.
I managed to get my Suze Orman Hub indexed by Google in less than 24 hours, which is good because I only found out she was going to be on Oprah about 36 hours in advance.
All I did was Digg and Stumble it.
P.S. Relache, I doubt puppy mills would refer to themselves as "puppy mills", or advertise against "puppy mills" as a keyword - obviously, they are going to go for "puppy", but I imagine Pat has already disabled them from her account by now based on her experience with her puppy rescue Hub.
Plus, anyone reading a Hub about the horrors of puppy mills is unlikely to click on an ad for one - or if they do, they won't be buying any puppies from them, so it will cost the puppy mill for the clicks and they won't get any business.
You can see this is true just by going to Google and typing in "puppy mills". The only ads that show up are "anti-puppy mill" ads. I imagine actual breeder sites using Adwords have the word words "puppy mills" and "mills" in their negative keywords filter.
Just be aware that while you can block certain domains in your own adsense account, unwanted domains may still show up in the Hubpages share.
Note that if you write an article on puppy mills, it's going to be next to impossible to stop ads for puppy mills from appearing on that page. Remember, Google uses keywords and phrases to pick ads.
Thanks for the Oprah idea - it's horrible what happens there!
I just wrote my 'anti-puppy mill' article. I have a couple of others about rescuing animal already there.
I did notice there is already an add for buying puppies there - the puppy mill sellers won't be advertising on our sites, But the pet shops and puppy sellers that get their pups from mills will be. One place in Long Island had all sorts of breeds for sale and there's no info other than pictures on the link. I sent an email and asked them if they are asscociated with puppy mills and all I got back was a form letter urging me to buy one of their many breeds of dogs. grrrrr.
If you hover over the ads without clicking them, it'll show all of the Adsense info, including the domain that it ends up going to. Just try and block those ones in your account. I think you can block up to 100 different domains. Usually it takes several hours to take effect.
I agree with embitca.
Don't remember when I learned this 'trick', but it seems to work.
Right-click on the ad you would like to stop being shown on your hubpages (I suspect this blocking is profile-wide because Hubpages use your AdSense ID on all your hubs). I'm using Firefox, so I select "Properties". A small window pops up with a long URL that looks like this:
You need the part located at the end, between addurl= and &client=ca-pub
In my example it is:
Next go to your AdSense account, select Filters tab, and add either:
to block the whole domain
to block the directory tips.
In the latter case ads (if there are any) will continue to be shown from any other directory of that website except from tips.
If something is left unclear, just lemme know
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