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Anyone having luck with AdSense on forums?
I once had targeting, but now it's showing 95% PSAs :(

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Msg#: 596 posted 3:47 am on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a general set of forums on my site in which folks discuss a variety of subjects.

For the first month, I was pleased with the targeting of AdSense on my forum pages. When someone started a topic comparing a book to the movie, AdSense ads for the book and movie came up. In a topic about travel, airfare/travel ads came up.

But now it's 95% PSAs. There aren't any negative trigger words on the pages that I can see, and there's nothing keeping the GoogleBot or MediaBot off the pages.

Does anyone have experience with AdSense on forums, and if so, do you know of anything I can do to bring back the better targeting?

Actually, upon second glance, I'm noticing that the majority of my site pages are showing PSAs now! :( I think I'm gonna drop Google a note, but in the meantime, I'd appreciate hearing from any of you that have noted a dramatic fall-off of targeting.



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Msg#: 596 posted 4:29 am on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am on a couple of forums that always show relevant (non-PSA) ads.


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Msg#: 596 posted 4:41 am on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Check out my forum: xxxxx and you'll see my ads. They are working OKAY, not very effective though.

[edited by: skunker at 5:00 am (utc) on Sep. 11, 2003]


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Msg#: 596 posted 4:53 am on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

They work well on my forums.

skunker, welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

You should remove your URL from your post as it goes against the TOS [webmasterworld.com] ;)


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Msg#: 596 posted 12:49 pm on Sep 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I added the code to my forum pages yesterday afternoon. It took a relatively short time for them to start showing very relevent ads.

Most of the sections all have to do with one brand of car. There are a few that are off topic on other subjects. I've been amazed at the results of the displayed ads so far. If I go into a thread about a specific brand of air filter I see four ads for that air filter from Google. If I go into an off topic thread asking where to buy jewelry online I see four ads for online jewelry stores. Threads about wheels have ads for wheels, etc...

It's not perfect and I do see some PSAs. Overall it's simply amazing though.

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