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Ads disabled on one of my website
because of a "mature" word
tabish

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 5:40 pm on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hi,

Just letting you know guys that google disabled ads on one of my website because they found one mature word (adult world) on site. That word was accidently put by my SEO guy.

I am just letting you know guys so that you can check your sites also.

I have removed that word and requested google to review.

Regards

 

explorador

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:24 pm on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

wow, thanks for the advice, hope you get everything back soon

Jean

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:28 pm on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Are you saying that they disabled ads on a whole site because of ONE word on ONE page?

Leva

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:53 pm on Jun 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

I have a hard time believing this one. Possibly, they were looking for an excuse and that's the only one they could find? Or it was the context that the word was used in.

Or was it only one page that's displaying PSAs due to stopwords?

I have a site that occasionally has dirty words. We occasionally have issues with stopwords causing an individual page to display PSAs. However, the site has been manually reviewed by Google and they've never raised any concerns about content.

And I'd point out that there are some fairly large sites I could name with coarse language that use adsense.

[edited by: Leva at 11:54 pm (utc) on June 4, 2008]

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 1:26 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

There ought to be a list from Google listing all the "bad" words.

tabish

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:59 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanx for all the replies..

Yes it was just a word. My SEO guy had done some optimization by putting few keywords, and he acidently put one word. So that word was comming in page title, page description and meta and also on page. The word was "Gigolo". So it was comming on the title like "Gigolo service in country name" .. so i think that was wrong in google's eye.

Anyway.. i explained it so that you guys can get the picture. I also see so many big websites are putting that world, but I dont want to raise finger on anyone.

They told and i removed and now I am waiting for more than a week for their reply. No reply from their side yet.

Thank you guys

greatstart

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 4:23 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

So if I use Adsense on a site about movies and mention the 1980 feature film "American Gigolo", my site will be banned just for that word "Gigolo" ?

Kind of dumb in my opinion.

tabish

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 4:57 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

@greatstart They are the boss buddy.. people exchange filthy and nasty emails on gmail and you will see adsense on the same page where that mail is being displayed. No matter if you are are exchanging sex stories with eachother, ads will be there on the page on gmail.

We are very small fish.. so we have to accept whatever they say.

Once i personally asked google that if i have a website with gay/lesbian theme, but there will not be any pornography in it, can i place google ads there and they said yes.. go ahead.

but now they disabled ad for just one word. looks like their policy is changed.

zett

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 8:52 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Ah, I soo look forward to a time when Google is not the only game in town.

It makes me sick to read stories like this: ONE word on ONE page makes them disable ads on a DOMAIN? And that word is 'Gigolo'? They really need to come to their senses (Adsenses?) if they want to keep their publishers around in the future.

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 9:08 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

There ought to be a list from Google listing all the "bad" words

You really think Google will do this?
If yes, get a pen and paper,
this could take all day:

1- kaka
2- pupu
3- wiwi
...

biscuit

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 9:34 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Was reading a popular online technology journal, where one comment about something that stopped something else from working was that 'The _er _ed the _ing _er'. (Hint, the missing word is something that daddy does when he loves mummy very much.)

Despite frequent equally fruity comments, Google happily shows adverts, all related to hi-techl products - of the computer variety. Not sure why one relatively innocuous word should result in a banning then.

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 10:59 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

There ought to be a list from Google listing all the "bad" words

You really think Google will do this?

"Will do it" is questionable.
I said they ought to do it.

jetteroheller

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:11 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Some years ago, a medicine technic company, one of my web design customers, went bancrupt.

I used the opportunity to test several days AdSense on their site.

It was a site about tratement of incontinence.

You can imagine what body parts can be touched by a treatment of this disease.

AdSense showed ads for medicine technic of other companies dealing with the same disease.

So it seems the system can see, is the word used in a medical, SEO or #*$! context.

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:17 am on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sure LW,
Picture a geek jumping out of a cubicle screaming found another one, found another one

[edited by: Hobbs at 11:32 am (utc) on June 5, 2008]

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 2:08 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hobbs,
you've missed the point. Google will have a list of stopwords. They *have* to, simple as that.
So why not share that info. At least people know what to avoid.
I have a member on my site whose real name is "No-wank, he that gives too little" I daren't put adsense on that page. <G>

[edited by: jatar_k at 11:41 am (utc) on June 8, 2008]

ecmedia

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 2:11 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I am not sure Tabish is right esp. with 'gigolo.' I have seen far more foul language with many mature words and ads display just fine. Google doesn't get it right all the time with mature content but it tends to be on the safe side. In Tabish's case it was clearly something else.

Hobbs

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:26 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google will have a list of stopwords

Of course LW, goes without saying.

just squeezing the last drops of fun out of this thread before it moves on where I can reach it no more.

So why not share that info

Emmmm, proprietary information perhaps?
Example, the word Bush, in most cases is a dirty word the only exception is gardens :-) Netherlands too can sometimes be considered in context, contextual, algo, hence proprietary.

Google actually did explain it well in terms of material you would be comfortable reading to your little sister, brother or mother.

I remember a saying about "he that gives too little" , something related to having great eye sight..

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:41 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

just squeezing the last drops of fun out of this thread before it moves on where I can reach it no more.

No worries, I am the same on Usenet :-)

Bush, in most cases is a dirty word

Even more so with GW in front ;-)

I remember a saying about "he that gives too little" , something related to having great eye sight

We have similar here, but too much makes you blind !

I like my braile keyboard :)

tabish

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:45 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

@ecmedia

I am not complaining against google here. I always beleive in following terms of any website or service.

What i got was, that word only, but may be there was something else which i couldnt see. One thing i am sure that My website doesn't serve any pornography or any obscene images. It was only content, and what i could find was "gigolo".

My post was just to make people aware about "mature" content so that they dont face these kind of situations.

We can always learn from eachother's experiences.

Regards

BigDave

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 4:13 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I really don't think it is a stopword in this case. I think it was a questionable word used in a totally inappropriate way, suggesting that it is offering illegal services. This is a violation about what sort of *sites* may run adsense.

I don't think that a clean review of "American Gigolo" is going to cause the same problems.

BrandNewDay

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 4:57 pm on Jun 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Netherlands too can sometimes be considered in context

I am from the Netherlands and have a site about the Netherlands.
Perhaps this explains my cr*ppy earnings.

piatkow

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 2:48 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Slightly off topic but when I created a location specific photo gallery Google Search classified it as "Adult". The location was Essex. I have never had problems over Adsense with either of my **sex sites. I am just glad I am not from a certain town in north Lincolnshire.

innocbystr

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:51 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

Never heard of this before. I've had PSA's on a page or two is all. Must be something more to it than one word on one page.

ziajunu

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 11:52 pm on Jun 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

@ecmedia - you can be in same situation when your site detected or reviewed, no matter you get google gift or was in ups club.

@tabish - how do you know they banned site for one adult word? usually they email you to remove ads from that specific page/section within 3 business days. They will disable ad delivery if changes not made or further similar violations in same site.

coachm

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 2:26 am on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

This is a really good example of how a single teeny jump to conclusion (with NO evidence at all) can result in a 24+ message thread, which all in all is part silly, part fun, but mostly not useful (such I guess is the fate of adsense discussions).

But yet, to contribute to the thread, I'm afraid it's quite possible that google doesn't actually have a list of stopwords that would be useful to us, in the way people think (ie. a simple list of naughty words) that auto-trigger a stop serving.

A little thought would suggest that isn't how it works. There may be some words that are always no-nos, but there would be other words that are "depends on context", or have to do with phrases.

Lame_Wolf

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 3:56 am on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

This is a really good example of how a single teeny jump to conclusion (with NO evidence at all)

Not at all.
The OP's proof was the word "Gigolo"

What is needed is proof that Gigolo is what was stopping the adverts.

griswold

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 6:52 am on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

thanks for your remind.

coachm

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 4:21 pm on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

Not at all.
The OP's proof was the word "Gigolo"

What is needed is proof that Gigolo is what was stopping the adverts.

Um...huh? There IS no proof or evidence offered. Maybe the OP had the word "the" on the page, and that's a stop word too. No? Just as much evidence?

But wait. If you purchase our basic logic course, we'll throw in an even longer thread based...on...well, I dunno, and a bonus instruction set for the OP, and speculator.

1) Turn on computer
2) Engage brain in learning mode.
3) Search for gigolo and examine pages it appears on.
4) Answer: Do these pages have google ads?
5) If yes, check to see whether page is part of premium program, since they may have more leeway.
6) Draw proper conclusion based on data.

two minutes should do it. Did anyone bother?

(I actually did).

Either I have too much spare time on my hands, which is possible, or the people in this thread do.

There...doesn't data make things better?

grumble...

I suspect there is simply almost nothing useful or interesting to discuss regarding adsense, for those of us who have been around a long time.

innocbystr

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 5:03 pm on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

coachm, what planet do you come from? Certainly not this one....

Cheers,
Blair

zett

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Msg#: 3666867 posted 6:07 pm on Jun 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

coachm:

I suspect there is simply almost nothing useful or interesting to discuss regarding adsense, for those of us who have been around a long time.

Yep, absolutely second this.

Adsense itself is so secretive, that you can hardly provide evidence for any of the statements made here (except, maybe, the monthly PIP thread). And a discussion without facts seems to be rather pointless.

But as for "stop words": Google seems to use some odd prohibited words. At one time I had a page on roofs in an Italian village. These reminded me of "arabic" roofs, and the page showed PSAs. There were not many keywords, i.e. the rest was 100% innocent, so the only stopword had to be "arabic". I re-wrote that sentence, and -voila- the page showed ads again.

Now, when Google dislikes "arabic" I guess it is not too far-fetched that they dislike the word "gigolo" as well.

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