What do I do when I am unhappy or offended with an ad that's been placed in one

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  1. anniebetty profile image60
    anniebettyposted 8 years ago

    What do I do when I am unhappy or offended with an ad that's been placed in one of my Hubs?

  2. PurvisBobbi44 profile image82
    PurvisBobbi44posted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. SAM ELDER profile image70
    SAM ELDERposted 8 years ago

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/7957724_f260.jpg

    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.

    1. anniebetty profile image60
      anniebettyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. SAM ELDER profile image70
      SAM ELDERposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

  4. whonunuwho profile image69
    whonunuwhoposted 8 years ago

    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

    1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
      Georgie Loweryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can always disable ads.

  5. bharath.adupa profile image68
    bharath.adupaposted 8 years ago

    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

  6. Ashleign profile image85
    Ashleignposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. anniebetty profile image60
      anniebettyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Ashleign profile image85
      Ashleignposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 8 years ago

    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.

  8. MyWebs profile image81
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image59
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. suzettenaples profile image89
      suzettenaplesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 years ago

    Am I the only one who  barely even notices the ads on my Hubs? Sheesh..

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I never look at them either.

  10. suzettenaples profile image89
    suzettenaplesposted 8 years ago

    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!

  11. Susana S profile image96
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    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.

    1. suzettenaples profile image89
      suzettenaplesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image59
      Lady Guinevereposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Susana,  that is not true.  Yes that answer seems like a good one but it isn't true at all.

    3. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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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