I am facing a problem with AdSense. May faith forbids me to consume, sell, market, serve or promote the consumption of wine. The problem is that while writing about grapes and vineyards AdSense decided to pepper my content with ads about wine, although I never used the word "wine" even once in my content. That can be understandable of course given how AdSense/AdWords works.
Now the problem is that I would like to block ads appearing about wine in my content. The competitive ad filter only allows me to block specific URLs and does not allow me to block ads via keywords.
I tried to look up the ads that were for wine and block the URL of the site they came from, but this is hardly a long term solution, since ads change with time all the time. So it would be a laborious and inefficient method to block wine ads like that. It would be an endless chase consuming too much energy from me.
One way out of course could be to just remove AdSense all together. Yet I would like to know if there were any other solution allowing me to not display wine ads in my content while keeping AdSense in my content.
I've heard that there is some sort of beta testing from Google for a keyword based ad filter and that such feature is present for premium AdSense members allowing them to "suggest" negative keywords.
I know that allowing publishers to decide which keywords they do not want ads for can spell a disaster for Google, as publishers would then use to to remove all sorts of low paying ads. Yet at the same time I guess Google needs to work on some sort of solution for cases similar to mine.
Google does not allow ads about pornography in AdSense, I guess each person should also have the right and freedom to decide what sort of content/ads he does not want to show on his or her website.