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Denied for dynamic content

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1:30 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I submitted a site that just has an outdoor Webcam & a javascript weather banner from the big weather company underneath it. No refresh on the Webcam, no other links, just a mailto.

To paraphrase, G states their technology isn't geared for Flash, other movies, etc. This is a snapshot Webcam, no video, the user must refresh to get the latest image which the cam FTPs every 4 minutes.

Is the js weather banner perhaps the 'dynamic content' issue?

Could they have denied me thinking it was video?

Or is a page that's prone to make the user hit refresh a bad candidate?

1:40 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My first impression would be that the issue is probably lack of content, rather than the webcam. Is there anything on the page that really could be used to provide targeting for ads?

AdSense is really for content sites, not one page sites with dynamic elements such as a webcam, which is probably what the issue was. If it was a 30 page site with articles about the outdoors, with that same webcam page as one of the 30 pages, it probably wouldn't have been an issue.

1:51 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I considered building some before submitting, but it's a mountain Webcam & the AdSense test threw up perfectly targeted local real estate & cabin rental ads so I figured why not? ;)

Off to make some pages though I hope it's not in vain with 'webcam' being part of the domain name. Thanks.

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This would have worked out great with some content. But it was a long shot with just the webcam.
3:59 pm on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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skipfactor wrote:

the AdSense test threw up perfectly targeted local real estate & cabin rental ads

I suspect the "AdSense test" is a form that lets you enter a URL, then loads the AdSense site pagead2.googlesyndication.com with the URL embedded in the query string.

If that's the case note that it takes into account the text in the URL. The algorithm used by AdSense on a real web page calling the AdSense JS code directly relies primarily on the content of the site, not the text from the URL.

To demonstrate the flaw in relying on the "AdSense test" try a fake URL like [aspen-mountain-hotel-not-a-real-domain.com...] then let us know what type of ads you see.

In a nutshell, it sounds like your site doesn't really have any textual content that would work with AdSense. Consider building 5 or 10 pages and add some text to your main page, then re-apply.

8:28 pm on Nov 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey, I spun off two informational sites dearly needed in the area. Stuck a link for each on my traffic-for-fun one page webcam site with nohwhere else to go but my two relevant sites serving up ads. Already generating income on the two new sites. Fabulous product that makes an honest content builder out of you. :)