Nov 4, 2008 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

“I'm outraged that a political ad was fed onto my site…”

This line says it all! Recently it has been observed that AdSense is showing political ads on various websites of the users! But they are not happy with this move! Let us have a look at some of the sad and somber comments at the Webmaster Thread:

“Today on all of my sites I am seeing political ads targeted to my region, regarding a passionately-fought proposition.

I'm torn, because I normally remove ads (like weight-loss, etc.) from my site that aren't about my fan hobby niches, but these ads are for a position I support.

Besides, these ads are obviously region targeted, as I am in Los Angeles and seeing ads for a California proposition. Would filtering it even do any good, as it only makes sense the rest of the country is seeing other ads I do not, and therefore can't filter?

Anyone else seeing these region-targeted political ads on their non-political sites today?” – Fredw

Google AdSense

“They're contextual to a demographic instead of contextual to a keyword. I'm getting them too. Political discourse violates my sites terms of use. Because my site attracts people from all walks of life this is going to end up offending someone. Not good.

The Ad Review center is not showing all the political ads being shown on my site. I could only remove one ad. Another ad I saw didn't show up. So I had to disable rich media ads altogether until after the election.” -Martinibuster

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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