---- Adsense slow to load articles with non standard characters
jdancing - 8:23 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Um, why don't you just FIX the URL?
I am not talking about one URL, I would guess there are around ~1,000. I have fixed the creation of new URLs moving forward.
I am pretty sure there are too many to 301 redirect in the .htaccess - my .htaccess would be huge.
I can run a script to 'fix' all the URLs. However, the page would lose the indexing until it went 404 then reindexed under the clean URL. Then I worry the new URL would be mistakenly tagged as duplicate content, putting the site at risk. Currently google seems to really like the site and it's content.
Quite the delema. I was hoping some adsense guru had an idea for a quick fix.
It seems mostly hyphens, quotes and sometimes dashes in the title that were converted to non-standard characters by the site's script in the past that are giving Adsense has the problem loading.
My thinking is if I could get adsense to load properly on these pages my earnings would take a nice jump.
BTW: I am testing a non-adsense network at the moment on this site and notice the ads from this network load instantly on the same pages.