Irrelevant Adsense Ads

Jump to Last Post 1-8 of 8 discussions (15 posts)
  1. Freeway Flyer profile image91
    Freeway Flyerposted 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)?

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this
      1. Freeway Flyer profile image91
        Freeway Flyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for link.

    2. harrist profile image60
      harristposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      put your main keywords in title ,heading, anchor text with related topic, bold and use related tags
      hope that can helps
      thanks for asking :-)

  2. lrohner profile image77
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    If you have targeted keywords and content, and if the topic isn't too obscure (in other words, are there plenty of advertisers for the subject), then you should see targeted ads.

  3. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    There is an option in your adsense account to stop certain adverts appearing (you type the website name and add it to a ban list) OR to stop certain subjects appearing (such as insurance.) (This will apply to your 60% share not the HP 40% share however.)

    As lrohner said, if you have targeted keywords you should be fine.

    Just remember if you write on something obscure like "blue beaked birds that live in the south of England" google may not have any content that matches so will resort to whatever adverts it can find.

    Remember it also takes several hours to several days for adverts to match your hub content.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    Changing the hub’s category will reset all your ads.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    I have noticed sometimes the ad right under our avatar and name follows similar to what I myself have been searching... yesterday I was searching French Connection dresses and when I just checked one of my France hubs, there was an ad for a French Connection dress.  another one I checked had an
    Armanis ad. I would imagine they show differently for the searcher.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have seen the same kind of thing, Rebekah.  Google targets ads to the viewer, just as they do searches.  I'm not sure how to stop that, though I think signing out of adsense and analytics might help.

  6. AshleyFAuthor profile image61
    AshleyFAuthorposted 8 years ago

    when you're making your hub they ask you how much ads you want?

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a commercial site and unless you untick the commercial box, you can only place adverts on 'high'.

  7. bojanglesk8 profile image62
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    Nothing can be done.

  8. psycheskinner profile image85
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    Most fo the time Adsense targets ads to the person, not the website.

    1. Freeway Flyer profile image91
      Freeway Flyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      To the person reading?

    2. brettb profile image71
      brettbposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can turn this off in your AdSense settings. Try changing the setting - some people have done well turning it off. I'm not sure which mode is better.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis 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.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe 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 PixelsWe 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.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)