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Adsense Home Page Problem (7 posts)

  1. dpaulesc
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have a Text Widget in my sidebar where I plugged the adsense code. The problem is in the home page, all adsense ads are about blogging. However, when you go to archives (which shows the same page contents since I just started the blog) it shows ads that are pertinent to the content. Is there any reason why since the content is exactly the same, that the home page adsense ads are way off (advertising stuff that is not pertinent)?

    The site url is http://www.upwardstocks.com

    I figure I must be missing something very simple. Any help is greatly appreciated.


  2. iridiax
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I noticed that your site is using frames, and these can be bad for both Adsense ad relevance and search engine rankings. Get rid of the frames if you can. Also, you have multiple links to WordPress, and this blog-related keyword is likely what's triggering the blog-related ads. Try using Adsense Section Targeting to target out unimportant areas of your pages:

    <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->

    (sidebar, footer, other less relevant areas, etc.)

    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

  3. dpaulesc
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply iridiax. I'm not sure where you see the multiple links to WordPress. The reason I say this is that the links are the same whether you're viewing them from the home page or from the archives page (i.e. September). I'd love to take out the extra links, but I'm not sure which ones you're referring to.

    I am also having a little problem understanding the syntax of how to target out unimportant areas. Where would I plug that into my adsense script below? I want to make sure I get the correct syntax. Sorry, but I am very new to the whole blogging thing. Thanks again for your help!

    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
    google_ad_width = 160;
    google_ad_height = 600;
    google_ad_format = "160x600_as";
    google_ad_type = "text";
    google_ad_channel = "";
    google_color_border = "FFFFFF";
    google_color_bg = "FFFFFF";
    google_color_link = "008000";
    google_color_text = "000000";
    google_color_url = "008000";
    google_ui_features = "rc:6";
    <script type="text/javascript"

  4. iridiax
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You have a link to WordPress.org in your sidebar under "Meta" (the link is probably in sidebar.php) and a "Powered by WordPress" link in your footer (likely in footer.php). It's okay to leave these links if you put <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) --> at the start of your chosen WordPress theme's sidebar.php and footer.php files and <!-- google_ad_section_end --> at the end of these files.

  5. dpaulesc
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks iridiax. This makes perfect sense. I went ahead and added the code at beginning and end of the links within sidebar.php and footer.php. However, the adsense links are still the same on the home page. Maybe they take a while to refresh from Google (not sure how that part works exactly).

    It's just puzzling to me why the adsense content is good from archives (which uses the same sidebar and footer).

    Nevertheless, thanks for your help!

  6. Paul Tocknell
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have been having the same problem with a few of the blogs I a running. The "posts" pages are fine but the homepage, all the adsense ads are about blogging. Weird.

  7. pessoa
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Dino-- Looking at your site, this problem seems to have been resolved. I'm having the same issue, so would appreciate it if you could let us know what worked for you.

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