What do I do when I am unhappy or offended with an ad that's been placed in one of my Hubs?
When I have a question or an issue I send HubPages an email. They have a wonderful team to assist and answer any questions or concerns.
It might take at least 72 hours before they can get to your email because they have a lot to answer.
Good Luck and have a wonderful day.
Yes, I think the best choice is to contact Hubpages team. But I'm not sure why someone can be concerned or even offended by the ads. In any case, you can control the ads that are shown on your page. Log into your Adsense account, go to "Allow & Block ads" and follow the instructions. I think you can block any ads you don't like. I never tried it myself but I think it will work.
It's just that the ad in question has a provocative looking woman in a rather trashy pose. At least as far as my Hub is concerned. I expect (foolishly?) that ads will be relevant to the Hub. It's not a major concern.
Many times the ad is irrelevant to the content of the page, it is mostly relevant to what we were previously googling. I'm not saying that you were googling for provocatively looking women. Just stating what might trigger such ads to apear on hub
Although we have agreed to allow ads in our pages, Hub Pages should be more mindful about placing a vending machine in the middle of one of our meaningful works of poetry. whonu
Write to hubpages support team and ask them why it is happening.
I am sure you will receive a perfect answer from them.
1. You need to review the content
2. Improvise the language usage
3. Using the key words
How does an ad offend someone? What kind of ad was it?
I mean I sometimes get weird ads on my hubs.. There are some on there now.
The ad isn't so offensive, but it has a rather provocative picture of a woman in it that is just not appropriate to the content of my Hubs. I suppose I'm just disappointed, because I assumed that ads placed in Hubs would have relevance to the Hub.
Well. It's not entirely hubpages fault. What it does is tags keywords in the blog. For instance, you put dog food, somewhere in the blog, chances are if there is a dog food company out there buying advertisement, you are going to have a dog food ad.
Good luck on that one. Many have had problems with that in the past and I mean 3 years past up until now. Yours is the first that I have heard of in a while. There used to be a forum (I don't go into them anymore) to help hubbers and there was a topic for inappropriate ads on hus. I hope that you find it and can get the help that you need.
HubPages gives you a free place to write and they even share ad revenue with you if you wish. They have to pay the bills somehow and ads are the answer. I know all ads shown here must meet Google's guidelines which are rather strict. So I can't see how an ad would be offensive.
Ads that they used int he past there were offensive: Half nude bodies of dating sites, dating sites, russian girl photos and sites. and many other kinds.
Yes, the type of ads Lady Guinevere states have been showing up on HP. They are crude and distasteful and I have been surprised by them also. These ads need to be stopped.
Am I the only one who barely even notices the ads on my Hubs? Sheesh..
Good question! When you find out please let us all know. I have noticed lately that some of the ads on my pages are getting down right trashy. I don't know if that is HP or google adsense. I would start by e-mailing the hubpages staff and see what they say. The suggestions from some of the prior answers are good ones and I would follow those suggestions. We are all constantly learning here in HP. Good Luck!
Here are the instructions from Google for blocking particular adsense ads: http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/a … wer=164657
Some other things to keep in mind:
- Hubpages will show whatever ads they choose during their 40% of impressions and you will have no control over these.
- If you're using HP Ads then I'm not sure blocking through adsense is going to have any effect. In this situation, contacting HP is probably the best thing to do.
- Most ads on a page are triggered by cookies on your computer based on your previous searches or pages visited and not by the actual page content.
Your last comment cannot be entirely true. I am not searching for scantily clad women, Russian or Asian wives, or searching for mug shots of those arrested. So, HP needs to clean up its ads
Susana, that is not true. Yes that answer seems like a good one but it isn't true at all.
Here it is straight from the horses mouth if you don't believe me. https://support.google.com/ads/answer/1634057?hl=en Seethe section on "sites across the web" you can also do a search for "interest based ads" http://www.youradchoices.com/faq.aspx
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