Provocative Ads

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  1. Guru-C profile image75
    Guru-Cposted 15 years ago

    Hello Friends:

    I'd like some suggestions about how I can avoid having ads for dating services appear on my Hubpages.  I have a Hub that I would like to publish, but don't want it to appear with the ads for beautiful women around the world. roll

    Thank you very much.

    1. SunSeven profile image61
      SunSevenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Cory, I have a suggestion. But I am not sure whether it will help you or not, as I suspect that HubPage default adsense ads setup will override that. Anyway, you can try this one.

      Find out the site url from the provocative ads that are displayed. [you can do this by right click the ad - copy link location - paste on notepad. There you will be able to identify the offending url]

      Now go to your adsense account. Click adsense setup tab - click Competitive Ad Filter tab. Enter the offending urls in the box and save changes.

      As we have no control on similar ads appearing on hubs during the HubPages share of impressions, I do not think you can make those ads go away without the admin deciding to do the same. But at least you can stop those ads from appearing in your share of impressions. smile

      Best Regards

  2. Mark Bennett profile image60
    Mark Bennettposted 15 years ago

    If it's not ABOUT dating, the ads will align with whatever it IS about within a few hours.

  3. justbychloe profile image58
    justbychloeposted 15 years ago

    I can sympathize with you in this area, as it is happening to my family related hubs too.  I don't know who to contact concerning this, or if we can do anything about it.  It just looks so embarassing to think that readers are seeing these distasteful ads.  Is there any answer?


  4. Janet21 profile image80
    Janet21posted 15 years ago

    I wonder why these provocative ads are the default?  I mean I understand that they will reset once Google crawls the page, but in the meantime can't they display more family-friendly ads?

  5. alexadry profile image95
    alexadryposted 15 years ago

    Right, Janet, that's exactly what I was thinking of. Even if temporarily, those are the ads people will see in the first day or two ,pretty embarassing, especially if you have a professional hub. With so many topics there are possibly imaginable, why those?

  6. Inspirepub profile image72
    Inspirepubposted 15 years ago

    There is no default.

    The ads that Google puts up before it crawls your page are the most frequently-occurring ads site-wide.

    When I started, it was Tattoos. Since then we have had an influx of young Indian males making photo galleries for the viewing pleasure of other young Indian males, so the most common keyword on the site now appears to be "sexy".

    Unfortunately, given the general human fascination with the process of reproduction, this is probably going to remain the case in the future.

    Perhaps HubPages could set up a default - pick something with high-value keywords that is morally neutral, like "mortgages", and start with that. i don't know if Adsense supports this feature, though.


    1. ProCW profile image78
      ProCWposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      If not, they should! smile Great suggestion Jenny!

    2. crashcromwell profile image66
      crashcromwellposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to agree with you Jenny, but the fact that when you started here it was tattoos would imply hope that something else will come along to replace the Indian males.

  7. Guru-C profile image75
    Guru-Cposted 15 years ago

    I appreciate all the responses!  I'd much prefer tattoos to the female - and male - exploitation ads.  Thanks!!!

    1. SunSeven profile image61
      SunSevenposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      They pay better too! smile

  8. alexadry profile image95
    alexadryposted 15 years ago

    I hope something can be done, I am writing a hotel review and after contacting the hotel and getting permission they would like to see the hub once published. Of course they will get disappointed if they see it surrounded by provocative ads!

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image70
      Maddie Ruudposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      In that case, I'd wait at least few hours to send them the link, to give Google a chance to crawl your page and place relevant ads.

  9. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 15 years ago

    This is on our radar, but we haven't come up with a workable solution yet.

  10. ProCW profile image78
    ProCWposted 15 years ago

    question... does hp currently use section targeting? … swer=23168

    1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      We do not, but in general there is very little non-relevant content on a hub.  I also don't think this will help with pages that google hasn't crawled and processed yet -- which I believe is the main issue.

      1. ProCW profile image78
        ProCWposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Okay. It was just a thought smile


  11. hattoss profile image39
    hattossposted 15 years ago

    Just curious to know if you have got a solution for this.


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