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AdSense: Ad Review Center has gone mad!

Influx of unrelated advertisers targeting my website

     
1:30 pm on Nov 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I decided to post this now that it's been four days and nothing has changed. When I check my ad reveiew center for targeted ads, I'm getting 12 or more new advertisers UNRELATED to my website (teeth whitening, spa treatments, etc.), each day. I'm spending a lot of time checking and blocking these ads from showing. Is anyone else seeing this since Nov. 1, or is it my issue?
6:19 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I only have two channels for targeted ads, and there's not too many in my list. Those ads are also in line with my site topic.

[edited by: CenSin at 6:22 am (utc) on Nov 10, 2010]

6:20 am on Nov 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sorry... Double post.
10:36 pm on Nov 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

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It's talked about on the Known Issues page: [google.com...]
9:13 am on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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crazy 404 ads back in ad review center?
in my case... YES!
11:08 am on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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FWIW, when this came up a few days ago, I changed my settings to not allow any ads from all these 3rd party networks.

I haven't noticed any changes to the ads I typically see on my sites and I haven't noticed any changes in my revenue/numbers.

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It's easy to go with what AdSense tells us and assume that having more advertisers bidding will result in more money for us - but that's only true if one or more of these new advertisers are willing to bid more than the advertisers who were there first.

FarmBoy
4:27 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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crazy 404 ads back in ad review center?
in my case... YES!

Yup, me too.

Ads that are 3 - 4 years out of date.

A problem for me is that some of these ads are from companies that are also running current ad campaigns that show on my site, and that I want to run.

That leaves me with the choice of doing nothing or spending the time to go thru the list and mark those campaigns as "block this campaign only > other > and then input "ads out of date" as a reason.

I dunno if that helps or not.
5:11 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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A problem for me is that some of these ads are from companies that are also running current ad campaigns


Let's say the ad is for www.domain.com
how do i know if the ad is new or old, since the domain is there anyway...
5:15 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I got a request yesterday for an ad for Halloween cookies! There is definitely something wrong.
5:17 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes you do know because of the text like " sale 2008".
6:31 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Deleted more again today...aaaaah!
8:43 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I wish I understood what was happening.
9:35 pm on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Well, now AdSensePro Chris is investigating on it here:
[google.com...]

So we'll see...
1:01 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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They have listed it as resolved a while ago. [google.com...]
1:15 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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levo;

As the last few posts in this thread indicate, the problem has come back for some publishers.
11:31 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Back for me
5:16 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The problem is back for me also. I had about three or four days where everything was fine.
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