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I HATE these kind of adds on my pages!

  1. MartieCoetser profile image91
    MartieCoetserposted 6 years ago

    Could these kinds of adds be considered as a proof that ‘money talks’ and Google listens? Google wants quality content, but it does not repay us with quality adds. Do people really click on these links? What is your opinion?

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    1. profile image0
      Multimanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, and hubpage ads are just as bad for not being even remotely close to what the hub is about.

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image90
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    Adds are placed if they match key words with your hub. However you are correct, ads like the ones shown on your hubs are ridiculous and probably not clicked by anyone in their right mind.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image80
      Maddie Ruudposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You'd be surprised what people click on.  Just think about how many of your friends have been hacked on Twitter or Facebook because they clicked on some ridiculous "Look how I lost 10 lbs overnight" or "Find out who's stalking your profile" link.

  3. MartieCoetser profile image91
    MartieCoetserposted 6 years ago

    My hub was about laughing and crying, but in particular about laughing. (Emotional orgasms). Those adds have absolutely nothing to do with the topic. It is actually embarrassing! Readers not familiar with HubPages' and Adsense may very easily get the idea that the writer is the promoter of that kind of nonsense. Is there perhaps a way one can reject certain adds?


    1. Lisa HW profile image79
      Lisa HWposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm about as far from an expert on this kind of stuff as anyone could be, but I think there's the chance that your title (which would most likely throw off "the keyword system") might be one problem.  Also, your Hub has several uses of "soul", at least one "phenomenon", and another word or two that may have combined to lead "robots" to put two-and-two together.

      I suspect that either adding "clarifying" words to the title, or changing the title and using the one you have as, maybe, a sub-title; might prevent some of that kind of thing.  I suspect that having some more words that would "clarify" the overall subject might help balance off words like "soul" and "phenomenon" (and the other couple).  Essentially, the words that most stand out from "routine language" are those mentioned.   I suspect if you'd left out the words mentioned (not saying you should have, just speculating), you would have gotten the generic type ads they put on stuff that doesn't have enough of the kind of word that gives any hint of the subject.  "Soul" (many times) and {"phenomenon") most likely acted as your "default keywords" in that particular Hub. 

      Again, just guessing, but I'd bet if you did a little title-altering and threw in a few phrases that were clearly about something like "emotional wellbeing" or "laughter as medicine" or "laughter and brain chemistry" (that kind of thing - I only skimmed your Hub), you might see the ad(s) change.

    2. shibashake profile image89
      shibashakeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "Is there perhaps a way one can reject certain adds? "

      From your AdSense Dashboard
      - Go into AdSense Setup
      - Click on Competitive Ad Filter
      - Enter in the URL of the ads that you do not want to show.
      - Click Save Changes

      I use the Competitive Ad Filter to take out puppy mill ads from my hubs. There are so many of them though - I wish Google would allow filtering based on certain ad keywords.

      1. MartieCoetser profile image91
        MartieCoetserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you all for 'voicing' your thoughts about this

        A special thanks to shibashake - I'm on my way to follow your instructions.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    This is not an on topic ad for every subject, this was probably as close as they could get. I don't see it as any more ridiculous than most other non-tangible products out there like fad diets or get rich quick schemes.