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Old January 14th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #1
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Inappropriate Adsense Ads

I've been getting ads for "thailadies.com" in some Adsense banners in the Australian section of ozscrapers.

Are these sort of dating/sex ads able to be blocked by the admins?
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Old January 14th, 2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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As far as I know, google shows ads based on what you searched for (you might have searched in the past things related to Thailand or ladies :P), so each user on SSC will be shown different ads. I don't think the owners of SSC can do something about this, but then again, I've never had a website with adsense on it.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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Below your message I can see an ad about runes. But I'm completely against esoterism! So I think that this rule doesn't always work. Most times it works (ads related to car maintenance, insurances, English courses...), but not always.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 10:56 PM   #4
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I've also seen several "Latina dating" ads recently. That's inappropriate content for a google ad.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 11:02 PM   #5
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The one I see sometimes is about a dating webpage called "POF". The ad has no images and the text is written in Spanish (at least they don't miss that point, as Spanish is my mother tongue).
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Old January 14th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #6
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The one I see sometimes is about a dating webpage called "POF". The ad has no images and the text is written in Spanish (at least they don't miss that point, as Spanish is my mother tongue).
LOL POF is a site for whalehunters!
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Old January 15th, 2015, 12:50 AM   #7
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google only shows you want is recommended from what you viewed, you probably have been watching a lot of porn, searched up thailand a few times, or ladies a few times
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Old January 15th, 2015, 08:52 AM   #8
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Sometimes I think that the POF ad appears because in the Spanish offtopic forum we have a thread about sexual orientation in which people talk about gay pride, gender violence and so on. But I haven't read it for months and the ad still appears.

Maybe the only reason is that these threads are here. For example, the ad I'm watching now deals with software for civil and geotechnical engineers and I only visit threads about roads, the place where I live and offtopic.

What is more disturbing is when you've just written an email to a friend using Gmail talking for example about French studies and in your mail, then, adds about universities and visiting Paris start to appear. You notice that your mail is not secure at all.
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:34 AM   #9
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I see lots of cougars' ads.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #10
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google only shows you want is recommended from what you viewed, you probably have been watching a lot of porn, searched up thailand a few times, or ladies a few times
I haven't been viewing any porn or looked for Thailand related material.
I've read somewhere that those managing websites can filter ad material to ensure nothing that might be inappropriate or objectionable appears.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 02:43 AM   #11
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I've been getting a lot of dating ads, though I myself don't use any dating sites. They only appear on SSC, not on other sites that use Google Ads. Forex trading and all sort of junk software are the bulk of my Google Ads these days.

Maybe it is some weird black swan heuristic result.
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Old January 16th, 2015, 08:20 AM   #12
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i have revoked googles right to sell my data to advertisers, just disable it in your google profile
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Old January 16th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #13
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Now it's Google advertising itself.

My case is the same as Suburbanist's. I only see those ads in SSC. In other forums, the typical ones and related to the topic: cars, studies...
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Old January 24th, 2015, 04:40 AM   #14
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I've been getting a lot of dating ads, though I myself don't use any dating sites. They only appear on SSC, not on other sites that use Google Ads. Forex trading and all sort of junk software are the bulk of my Google Ads these days.

Maybe it is some weird black swan heuristic result.
Exactly - I don't see the Thai Ladies ads or now CougarLife.com anywhere else.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 02:21 PM   #15
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Inappropriate Adsense Ads

What I find really funny though is how the word zalando z.a.l.a.n.d.o. Is banned on the forum the adds from the same seller appear on the forum and even in the new app.
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