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On our website one of our posters posted a thread with some pictures showing inappropriate content for a family site. My question is does this effect the ads that are running on our site? We have been getting ads, which are embedded throughout our forums and in between posts, with inappropriate ads, etc. The owner told me it doesn't affect the ads, but I feel it does. What is your opinon on this?
[edited by: engine at 7:43 am (utc) on April 13, 2008]
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If threads or posts or images or links or even mention of URLS are inappropriate, then remove them altogether and notify the poster. If the party repeats doing it, put them on pre-moderation if the software allows for it, or remove their posting rights altogether if need be.
It'll affect contextual advertising as well as violate a lot of affiliate agreements, and you'll also hit adult filters in search.
Not a good thing at all for any of them, as well as possible issues related to age of visitors without proper disclosure and screening.
The owner told me it doesn't but I feel it does. What is your opinon on this.
[edited by: Marcia at 7:23 am (utc) on April 13, 2008]
That's even the case with affiliate links, where it can be reasonably certain that certain attributes of image files are being used as relevancy factors. You can optimize for image search and it doesn't take a whole lot.
In such a case (which this probably isn't), questionable photos might also violate the TOS of the service provider, who may not appreciate their service or their revenue being compromised by questionable content. That could mean being booted off the service and being shut down altogether.