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Targeting with TypePad's Domain Mapping
TypePad Domain Mapping

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Msg#: 4981 posted 1:01 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

For those unfamiliar with domain mapping with the TypePad blogging service - it's a feature they provide which allows you to use a domain you have registered but are not currently using to access your Typepad site. In my case, domain mapping allows me to use www.example.com (which I had registered) as the URL for my example.typepad.com Typepad site.

The trouble is that since I did this, AdSense isn't properly picking up my site's content and is posting ads for either PSAs, domain name registration services or completely unrelated businesses. I don't have this problem when I use the example.typepad.com URL (which still stays active under domain mapping).

Is there any way to force AdSense to pick up the Typepad site? Thanks!

[edited by: Jenstar at 8:26 am (utc) on Jan. 30, 2005]
[edit reason] examplified URLs [/edit]



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Msg#: 4981 posted 2:38 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

The blog site is probably using an "IFRAME" to display the blog at your domain. Try checking the "Ad will be placed on a framed page" box in "Ad Settings" form at Google.

-- Roger


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Msg#: 4981 posted 2:40 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

you probally want to remove the specifics from your post ( eg your site )

If the redirection is done through frames, then that may be a problem. The best way is to do a proper HTTP 301 ( or 302 )redirect from your .com domain to your typepad site.


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Msg#: 4981 posted 2:54 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'll try the frame thing. TypePad splits up its page design with a main index and a sidebar. I'll embed text into the sidebar (where the ads are) and let that marinate a couple of days to see if that works.



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Msg#: 4981 posted 7:47 am on Jan 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Success! It took a couple of days (as I predicted) but the ads are finally targeted. The "frames" gambit worked.


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Msg#: 4981 posted 2:13 am on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

hello: i have a type pad acccount and i am trying to use domain mapping so that my actual domain www.example.net will be pointing to the typepad account. my domain is registered with godaddy.com, and i have gone into the advanced DNS settings and changed the CNAME to the typepad account and i have waited about 3 days and the domain is not pointing to the typepad blog. i went in and added an alias? was this correct and then entered my typepad address? normally godaddy is extremely helpful but i recd one response that they would refer this problem to a "team leader", but i have not heard anything sense. any help would be appreciated. thank you!

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