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That's why I have all image-based ads disabled. Text ads require the user to inquire further to know what the ad is about. Image-based ads give everything away.
Has anyone seen improvement in earning by disabling third party or interest based ads? I disabled interest based ads few months ago but Google was still showing me same ads but from third party. It seems like Google disabled interest based ads on their side but not from third party ad networks.
Set to no interests based ads, still showing them.
You can opt out of showing ads that are based on user interest and demographic categories (for example, 'sports enthusiasts' or 'inferred age: 18-34'). In turn, Google will not use visitation information from your sites to help create interest and demographic categories. However, you cannot opt out of showing ads to users based on their previous interactions with the advertiser, such as visits to an advertiser's website.
Are you using Media on the same page as adsense?
There are chances your interests and the content of your site matches.
AdSense is what it is, and it's not likely to change
I have never seen google showing me interest based ads on Google SERPS.
here's interest based advertising based on what Google thinks you might be interested in. There's retargeting or remarketing ads, where you see ads after you visit a particular website or perform some action that the advertiser defines. There's probably a couple more I am forgetting at the moment.