No ads match my hub?

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  1. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    I just made a post today about the Harry Potter wands at Ollivander's shop in the new Harry Potter theme park. That term gets plenty of hits.

    Yet I see often the ads that should show for adsense is blank. I assume that means there are no ads that match it? Sometimes there are ads there, and they are for Harry Potter wands.

    But most of the time the ad space is blank? Does it take a day or two for adsense to "know" what to put in there, or do you think it just does not have enough ads that match it? sad

  2. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    If the Hub is brand-new, you need to give Google some more time to match up ads.  It's not just subject matter but geo-targeting that effects what is chosen to display.  If you are in an area that has nothing to do with the Hub's subject matter, Google may decide that they don't have a good ad to show you.  Also, what you see is not what everyone else sees.

    1. Bill Manning profile image63
      Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I see, thank you for the information. I admit I was not sure what category to put this under. It could be under toys or collectibles, since it's about wands.

      But since it's also about the Ollivander's shop in the Harry Potter park, I put it under theme parks. Maybe that is making it confused, as mine must be the only one under that category about wands!

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    hmm, that is a little strange. usually there's something in those spaces even if it's non-related.
    I'm sure something will show up eventually.

    1. Glenn Raymond profile image60
      Glenn Raymondposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I have noticed that it can take them a little while to "catch up".  I only use Google Adsense, but they have what they call Channels. Try the "Channels for Content" feature and also utilize their "Targetable" marketing.  These help you get better ads that match your content.  Also make sure you use both word and picture ads.  This puts more ads on your hubs.  Good luck to you and keep on writing.

      1. Bill Manning profile image63
        Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm, I did not know you could customize the ads on hubpages. I assumed hubpages picks what they think is the best ad formats to go on your hub and you have no say in it?

        1. Misha profile image64
          Mishaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I am still sure this is the case smile

          1. Bill Manning profile image63
            Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah I checked to make sure. You can only control channels you make for your own sites, not hubpages. All channels do for your hubs is keep track of how well your hubs are doing with ads.

            BTW there STILL are no ads showing on that hub, strange. Or only every other time the page shows. sad

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              Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              I don't know whether this could be relevant:


              In Your use of the Website and Service You must abide by the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. As a Website user or Author, You may Not: ....Publish Hubs or Hub or Author Content targeted at children under the age of 13."

              (HubPages Terms of Use)

              1. Bill Manning profile image63
                Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                Oh come on, Harry Potter wands are a big hit with adults. In fact I think most are sold as collectibles by adults. They have a games and toys category in hubpages, surely those hubs are for under 13?

                1. profile image0
                  Website Examinerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                  I was merely wondering whether your contents, keywords, tags could lead Google to believe your hub is aimed at children. A shot in the dark, nothing more.

                2. psycheskinner profile image81
                  psycheskinnerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                  I visited you hub and I saw adsense ads just like any other.  I assume the problem has been resolved?

                  1. Bill Manning profile image63
                    Bill Manningposted 13 years agoin reply to this

                    Maybe it's just on my end then. I see a blank box to the top right, where adsense should be, as well as the two other spots adsense should show. Maybe somehow my view shows it differently. Thanks for letting me know. smile

                    Website Examiner, no problem, I know your just trying to help. smile

  4. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    That threaded list was getting long LOL! I'll give it more time. I see ads on all my others and they are all about Harry Potter and the theme parks. I'll give it a few more days. smile

  5. Richieb799 profile image64
    Richieb799posted 13 years ago

    I occasionally see ads which have no relation to my hubs, but then a lot of the time they are fine, I guess we just need to keep the faith in the Hubpages team


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