I recently posted an article about tips for quitting smoking. The whole focus of the hub, for anyone with a pair of eyes, is about quitting smoking.
I've tried to optimize my hub so it would display the appropriate Adsense ads; instead I'm getting ads for video games, credit scores, la-z-boy recliners, and "make a baby." Every time I check out another hub on smoking (even ones that were published after mine) I see relevant google ads. It seems to work just fine for everyone else!
I've exhausted any ideas I could think of. I poured my heart and soul into this hub and these "contextual" ads are a waste. If anyone can spot what I'm doing wrong, please help me.
It may take upto 24 hours for the relevant ads to appear.
I've seen this, too. For a few days after publishing a Hub, the ads are relevant, then they become inane, then they become relevant again. And it bounces back and forth between relevance and beside-the-point.
Like all good things in the making, there are trial and error. YieldBuild does a great job sometimes, but not all of the time. Let's give it time.
I looked and cannot see anything wrong, hopefully your ads will change soon to the right ones.
Hardly anyone knows this but you can change your adsense settings to stop those ads appearing that are based on what you've been looking for on the web, rather than what the current page is about.
Some people have got good results from doing this, but it largely depends on what type of adsense pages you have.
I've turned the feature off for now, I think it's a bit spooky google knowing what you might be interested in rather than showing ads relevent to the page you're looking at.
Hey Smart Rookie, I think your ads normalized by now. I just checked and see a lot of quit smoking/nicotine addiction ads showing up.
Hey, how can one improve the relevancy of ad's?
Is it just a case of focused keywords/tags?
Thanks - climberjames
As brettb mentioned google will show you ads from your recent search history,not only on your own hubs but if you go to read other hubbers hubs as well. The relevancy of ads will come based on the content and the subject matter.
Google takes a much broader view than the last few websites you visited. They have some damn clever algorythms in place to make sure the adverts shown are the adverts you are most likely to be interested in!
by Paul Swendson 8 years ago
Is it just me, or do the adsense adds that pop up often have nothing to do with the topic of your hub? Is there anything that can be done to have some control over the ads that come up (and to make them more relevant)?
by Has_aWayWithWords 9 years ago
I set up a blog on blogger, the only adsense ads that show up are crap about blogs...I am not trying to get people to build a blog or learn to blog or visit blogs about obama....dammit I just want to get people interested in green products and home improvement products..lol
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
Something just occured to me, not only are we writers here but we are ALSO CONSUMERS. I see nothing wrong with clicking on a fellow hubbers google ad if it's something we are interested in. I am getting the feeling that some people are afraid to do this for fear of reprisal for being click happy...
by Nathan Bernardo 8 months ago
Adsense sent me a message that says that my publisher ID is not in my Hubpages and HowTheyPlay ads.text files. My earnings are fine generally, not too concerned, just wanted to bring the issue to your attention.
by gramarye 8 years ago
Hi,I'm after some constructive advice. Here is the hub (I think I can put my link in this forum) http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-learn-En … o-teacher. It is getting a good traffic rate, or at least I'm happy with it, but there are no Adsense Ads on it.What should I do?Glenda
by TotalReviewGuy 9 years ago
I seem to get strange ads that are irrelevant to my hub. Is their a way to 'streamline' the google ads to match the content?
Copyright © 2019 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.|