[Answered] Ads are closer to porn than miles and points

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  1. NorFlyer
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    Something is going on with Google AdSense(?) not sensing the right domain here. Suggest someone look into the possibility to get a better hit on the ads, or switch them off until they get a better hit.

    As it is now it looks more like a porn-site. Ads are annoying, but I know they are necessary to some extent. The ads visible now will for sure make people turn around and leave. (Have tested with clean, neutral browsers)
     

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  2. Mikel
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    That's a valid point. Until Google has some time to index us and figure out exactly what this site is all about we're going to see some funky ads. We've turned a few off already, but would like to leave some of them on for testing purposes and such.

    Hopefully, Google will learn quickly.
     
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    just had the same experience!
     
  4. LFCorsten
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    Is it planned to get the ads removed by paying? I think it makes the page slow.
     
  5. Mikel
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    It is indeed.
     
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    good. will send a cheque. [​IMG]
     
  7. lili
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    I've never seen an ad on this site and didn't know they even had them.

    Well, MilePoint might not want to hear this, but in the interest of being helpful to the majority, I use Firefox and AdBlock runs automatically. I could stop it for this site, but probably won't ....don't want porn, thank you.
     
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    Is there any ad blocking software which hides ads, but still generates clicks? ;)
     
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    Nice idea, but how do you click on something you can't see?
     
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    The ads are serving porn? Maybe I applied Adblock to them too soon...

    Cheers.
     
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    Seems like the ads are settling back into a reasonable nature.
     
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    No porn ads here. Maybe need some more keywords?
     
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    I presume this thread title will increase the chance of porn ads popping up!

    Jeff
     
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    Ads here all mainly in Japanese. One for a coupon website offering discount deals (i shop there often). Solar energy seems to pop up a bit too.
     
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    I get the same dating ads that I got on the other site. Some of them are really tacky, with what looks like 16 year olds on the beach kind of thing. It puts me off using the site in public, at work and especially at home. It's not worth trying to explain it to the better half... "no honey, it's just some airline/travel site, really".

    Travel related ads on the other hand seems more fitting.
     
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    Are you in Japan? Geotargeted ads are pretty standard fare these days, and the Google ad engine only knows you have a Japanese IP address, it doesn't actually know whether you speak Japanese.
     
  17. Simon
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    Of course I know that. Yes I am in Japan but some ads are pretty strange considering that like the one titled "Microfinance Empowers" how on earth is a Japanese person suppose to understand that but that's another story.
     
  18. JALPak
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    Ads are pretty clean for me. In fact google is working it's magic (with the tracking cookie) and shows me the right kind of ad. I was searching for places to go to in Perth and most of the time I get a Qantas ad promoting cheap fares to Australia :D

    Maybe you need a non-clean browser with clean browsing history to get rid of those questionable ads
     
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    Interesting - until this thread, I've mostly been getting BA and SPG ads. Now I'm getting the Kiva ones.
     
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    indeed - saw a dating site
     
  21. Simon
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    Makes me wonder what my partner has been looking at whilst I am not at home!
     
  22. JALPak
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    Doing research for the night :p
     

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