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A whale of a problem!

My site has nothing to do with whales!



12:32 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A while back, I had a post on my website mentioning whales. I have a lot of crap on my site, but for some reason, adsense latched onto the whale reference, and now half the ads are for whale watching, and other whale related stuff.

I deleted any and all references to whales on my site, but the whale ads keep coming, even weeks later.

NOBODY is interested in these whale ads. They're not all from the same advertiser, or else I'd just add them to my blacklist. Somehow my site has been associated permanently with whales.

How can I get rid of these aquatic ads without actually harming any whales?


12:46 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It has been said that if you change some aspect of your AdSense ads (like border color), this will cause the media-bot to return and look at the page again. Once the aquatic ads disappear, change back to the ad format you like.


1:06 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Dayum! That's why I signed up for this forum. I'll give it a try.

Mucho grasso


5:14 am on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I thought you had to change the ad size or type to get them to check your site.


1:26 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is a perfect example of having all your eggs in one basket and then experiencing a simple change that kills your cash flow.


/done referencing another thread


4:44 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Ya gotta start somewhere. I'll get more "baskets" later, but for now, I've got this one.

Even if I had several websites, I still wouldn't want one of them getting stuck on whale ads.

Of course, I could always start myself a whale website.


6:25 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Targeting can be very frustrating at times. I have one page that has the word 'relationship' on it and that page gets ads relating to online dating and 'relationship stuff'. Of course the page has absolutely nothing to do with the ads, other than the word 'relationship'.

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