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is there any way to do it ..?



7:39 am on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I want to ask if i want that certain URL say of my competitor and i don't want to display it on my ad block ..
How to block that certain URL #*$!.xxxxxxxx.xxx ...?

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7:50 am on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From your adsense account:
Adsense for Content > Competitive Ad Filter

From here you can filter URL's.



7:50 am on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thx (F)


12:06 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are you saying you don't like it when your competitors give you money? I never block ads from competitors. Their money spends just as well as anyone elses.


12:28 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

Their money spends just as well as anyone elses

Actually I've found it can often spend better. My competitors pay the best and I get satisfaction knowing they're paying my bills...


1:18 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Indeed your income from the ads may be a significant fraction of their income and you're also forcing them to pay Google.

You may even pick up a beneficial halo effect from all these good companies you're seen with affecting all those who don't click the ad.


2:12 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is kind of a funny topic... I've thought about it alot!

There is a local company that is very "elite" in their thinking and will not work with my company (on a local level) though we target the same customers and have entirely different products that merely compliment each other but don't compete.

For instance... all of our customers have to own both of our widget types to be able to make something function, but they don't sell mine (and never will) and I don't sell theirs (and never will).

I get such a kick that they are a major ad that shows up daily in my AdSense blocks!

They are clueless that I own all these websites. They could have saved thousands of dollars dealing with me directly if they had ever been approachable on the topic.

They continue to shun me as a small-time local business that can't possibly be any use to them.

What else is funny is that they continue to pour money into AdWords but they do not rank in the top ten for ANY of their keywords and probably never will. I could have helped them years ago to optimize their site, etc.

You just never know when some peon will walk into your business and actually have something of value to offer. In the business world today it doesn't pay to always take the hard line of being a lone ranger.

I don't harbor any ill feelings about my past attempts at some type of friendly business relationship with them... but I'm laughing all the way to the bank now!


6:59 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have to laugh every time I see someone complain about competitors advertising on their sites. It's one of those things that makes me say to myself "What in the world are they thinking?".


7:05 pm on Aug 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think it boils down to whatever you're expecting. There may be some misconceptions as to what 'blocking competiting ads' is all about. You're not increasing their share of the revenue in your pie, all things being equal, nor decreasing it by allowing their ads on your site. Just make your product more attractive than theirs....

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