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Making sure auto ads don't appear on homepage

Advanced url setting aren't clear on how to do this

     
5:18 pm on Aug 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting a bit confused by the advanced url settings. I'm trying to exclude the auto ads from my home page.

I tried:
www.mysite.com/index.shtml

The auto ads still appeared. Should it be:
mysite.com/index.shtml or
www.mysite.com/

Thanks.
5:42 pm on Aug 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Try with what appears in the address bar of the web browser, when you access your home page.

An alternative is simple not to insert the Adsense code on the home page , but I guess you use a template for all your pages.
3:53 am on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I want some of auto ads features (Vignette and anchor) available on the home page so I'm using the feature that allows you to specify an URL and then turn on/off the features you want.

I don't think trying "what appears in the address bar of the web browser" works for the home page. According to Google's page "About Advanced URL settings" you can specify the features per domain, subdomain, section and page.
Their examples are:

domains, e.g., example.com
subdomains, e.g., forums.example.com
sections, e.g., example.com/directory/
pages, e.g., example.com/directory/page.html

So if I used what appears in my browser for the home page (example.com) it would appear to trigger those changes for the whole domain and not just the home page.
12:11 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Oh, yes. I didn't think about it. You are right. Hum, than I don't know how you can do.
4:41 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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it's frustrating as their docs specifically mention you might want to exclude stuff on the home page,,,but then don't give an example.
4:43 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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May be you should create rules for :

example.com

then create another set of options for

example.com/
6:09 pm on Aug 27, 2018 (gmt 0)

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You can disable auto-ads for root domain as default (turn off all options), and enable them for your folders one by one. But again, it would be more efficient to edit your website code.
2:37 am on Sept 2, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Actually editing the web code is for that page is not an issue here. As I stated a few messages ago, I want some of the auto ads features on the homepage but not all. Google says doing this for just the homepage is possible but then cites no example.