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For the first month, I was pleased with the targeting of AdSense on my forum pages. When someone started a topic comparing a book to the movie, AdSense ads for the book and movie came up. In a topic about travel, airfare/travel ads came up.
But now it's 95% PSAs. There aren't any negative trigger words on the pages that I can see, and there's nothing keeping the GoogleBot or MediaBot off the pages.
Does anyone have experience with AdSense on forums, and if so, do you know of anything I can do to bring back the better targeting?
Actually, upon second glance, I'm noticing that the majority of my site pages are showing PSAs now! :( I think I'm gonna drop Google a note, but in the meantime, I'd appreciate hearing from any of you that have noted a dramatic fall-off of targeting.
Most of the sections all have to do with one brand of car. There are a few that are off topic on other subjects. I've been amazed at the results of the displayed ads so far. If I go into a thread about a specific brand of air filter I see four ads for that air filter from Google. If I go into an off topic thread asking where to buy jewelry online I see four ads for online jewelry stores. Threads about wheels have ads for wheels, etc...
It's not perfect and I do see some PSAs. Overall it's simply amazing though.