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Only generic ads on rewritten URLs

9:11 pm on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have just set up a specialised blogging site and people are beginning to sign up. The script automatically ads advertisements to the blogs, and is ideal for adsense ads

but . . .

There is a script which rewrites URLs to make them more user-friendly, an excellent idea, but it appears that G can only serve generic ads on re-written URLs.

For example, if the real address of the starting page of a blog is
then this page shows relevant Adsense ads, no problems . . .

but go to the rewritten URL
[myblogsitedomainname.com...] and Google will only serve generic ads

Anyone able to shed any light on this?

- Nick

11:05 pm on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My URLs are rewritten and I'm not having problems, so it might not be that.
11:17 pm on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Could it be that the Adsense bot had already spidered those original pages a few days ago and hasn't spidered the rewritten URLs yet? In that case the rewritten URLs would get non-targeted ads and within some time they will start getting targeted ones.

So I guess you should just give it some time. Google can't even see that the URL is rewritten.

11:34 pm on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes Zygote, I think you are right . . . it's just a matter of time; some of those pages are already coming up with targeted ads, so panic over!