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Ads not on target
Ads displayed are totally off topic
darkish




msg:4146149
 9:03 am on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has been having problem with the ads being way off topic?

First.. the site in question is long established, plenty of Uniques, Plenty of on topic link backs, not changed anything lately, good keywords within the site, proper meta tags, high ranking for competitive terms etc etc

Over the past few weeks I've noticed very specific ads that keep showing up on my site but are totally wrong for the theme of the site.

This is not just 1 ad thats wrong, this is all ads on a specific page that are wrong which includes a 'half banner and Largest rectangle ads'

The site which is about 'law' is showing ads about 'Driving Lessions' very often, maybe after every 5 refreshes.. now this is not ads about driving injury claims or anything like that, this is offering '10 driving lessions for 99'

I've spoke to others about this and some people see the same others don't see it at all.

I'm opted out of 'interest based ads' but do allow third party.

If anyone has any suggestion to try please let me know as I've ran out of options now.

 

piatkow




msg:4146165
 9:40 am on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Is there an element of location in your site? I would have thought that location was a key element in advertising something like driving lessons.

I have this problem with a site which is about "Widgets in Freedonia". I get swamped with non widget ads by Freedonia based advertisers while my readers tend to be interested in widget based topics rather than Freedonia based topics.

netmeg




msg:4146326
 3:16 pm on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

I have this problem with a site which is about "Widgets in Freedonia". I get swamped with non widget ads by Freedonia based advertisers while my readers tend to be interested in widget based topics rather than Freedonia based topics.


And I'm exactly the opposite, I want ads targeted to Freedonia users and not the actual widgets. Took Google a couple years to get that right, but now they do.

darkish




msg:4146423
 5:46 pm on Jun 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

There is a element of location but it does not matter if the information displayedis for the UK, Scotland, Wales or ireland I'll still get totally wrong ads about driving lessions.. I also see ads for 'transcripts'

rajivatre




msg:4146769
 8:10 am on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Are you sure you are not seeing Interest Based Ads(IAB)?
Try to clear all the cookies from your PC and then try to see ads again. There are several threads here by Martinibuster and others about IAB and their experience about it.

I'm opted out of 'interest based ads' but do allow third party.

IAB will show irrespective of this.

Thanks
Rajiv

JasonDX




msg:4146922
 1:55 pm on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm also seeing untargeted ads for "fadal machine replacement parts". My site has nothing to do with fadal machine parts. It can't be interest based because I have no interest in fadal machines. In fact, I don't even know what they are. I visited a competitors site and it's also showing fadal machine ads.

I don't know what to make of it.

JasonDX




msg:4147020
 5:17 pm on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm also seeing untargeted ads for "fadal machine replacement parts". My site has nothing to do with fadal machine parts. It can't be interest based because I have no interest in fadal machines. In fact, I don't even know what they are. I visited a competitors site and it's also showing fadal machine ads.


I am only seeing these ads when the "www" prefix is added to the url. When I remove the prefix the ads are targeted. Strange?

darkish




msg:4147058
 6:21 pm on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

With regards to IBA.. I can clean my cookies, wipe history, flush the DNS, reboot, open a browser, open the page(s) and I'll still the totally wrong ads.

JasonDX




msg:4147136
 9:17 pm on Jun 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

With regards to IBA.. I can clean my cookies, wipe history, flush the DNS, reboot, open a browser, open the page(s) and I'll still the totally wrong ads.


I'm beginning to think that Google has overtweaked their adsense script to the point where it's gone haywire. They're forced to endlessly bend over backwards to please advertisers and this is the end result.

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