Long time WW reader, but rarely write. But I have a question for you Adsense experts. I recently woke up and added adsense to one of my sites and after being stunned by an average $10/day return, I decided to look at incorporating adsense into my other sites.
The problem I have is this - two of my sites have to do with - let's say "drunk driving" (they are not but the correlation is very close). So I have this memorial/advocacy site about "drunk driving" and I have a page about wrongful death lawsuits. When I add adsense, I see adds for defensive driving. Ok, not relavent to the visitor, but ok. But I get an email from a visitor within 48 hours asking me if its appropriate to have "drunk driver lawyers" advertising on the site. Of course it isn't and I kill adsense. My question is this - I am not seeing the insensitive adds, and even if I did, I do not have time to go thru and block all the lawyers who want to defend the "drunk drivers" and let the lawyers who go after "drunk drivers" advertise (although these are the adds I would like the visitor to see).
Should I leave addsense permanently off this site, or is there a way to insure that only adds "sensitive" to my visitors are allowed?
The reason you probably can't see the ads is because adsense is very good at targeting (well, compared to YPN) and they can target based on loaction of the person viewing the website. If I went to the site in question, I would probably see "Drunk driver Lawyer in Austin" or something. The only way to block ads is by blocking each domain name, you can't block a profession from advertising on your site. Your options are to either leave the ads up as is, manually block each one that people have a problem with (this would be hard because you couldn't tell your visitors to let you know if they see something bad because that is calling attention to the ads), or take adsense off this particular site/page.
Thanks for your help all. Too bad Google couldn't have a list of advertisers that you could invite to show on your site - and limit it to just those - but I can understand why they wouldn't want to do this.
Msg#: 13372 posted 12:25 am on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
It's one thing to block MFAs, Ebay and such. If you miss some it won't hurt that much. But if you get ads that will really offend readers it's quite another matter. You can't possible see what will show up on all your pages all around the world all the time. That's why I simply don't put adsense there.
Usually I put related amazon book ads in place of adsense. They make less money but they fill the space and earn a little cash.