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Google Ads on Neo Nazi site! How?

Does angelfire.com place google ads regardless of content?

9:52 am on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We recieved an email today informing us that our ad was on a neo-nazi site. We checked the link and sure enough, there it is. This is much to our horor and there is absolutely no way that any content on the site could be remotely construed as being related to our ad.

The site is a personal site hosted on angelfire.com so maybe angelfire.com puts google ads out on their sites, but shouldn't they have to try and match content as well?

I emailed google as soon as I found out and have not heard back yet.

Any ideas on how this happened? What we can do to get our ad off and any other action to be taken?

1:28 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would email angelfire too, my guess is that this type of site is against their TOS, especially if they are putting adsense on all their memeber sites...
6:51 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Log in to Adsense, go to AdSense for Content -> Competitive Ad Filter.

Add angelfire.com to your list.

6:54 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Red_Eagle you're close, but he's an advertiser. So he has to log in to AdWords and just below the link for "Edit Campaign Settings" is a link that says, "No excluded sites. Add." Click on the Add link and you can exclude sites from your campaign.
3:18 am on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Google got back to me promptly and told em that the ads were down. I checked the site and it looks like angelfire took the site off as well.

So a good story in terms of response to a customer by Google, and probably Angelfire as well, but I still would like to know if angelfire tries to match ads to content or just put them up anywhere.

Google also gave me specific site-exclusion instructions.

Thanks everyone,



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