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[resolved] WordPress and adsense (21 posts)

  1. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having a problem with wordpress and adsense in that I can't seem to get relevant ads on my homepages, but can on the post pages themselves. The ads pick up blogging ads rather than my topic (eg eyesurgerylasik.net) but then show relevant ads for the same article on the posted page.

    Any suggestions why this might be happening are greatly appreciated.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How old is your site? If fairly new, that's normal. It takes a while to get relevant ads on the home page. It will start happening - unless your homepage is more about blogs than eye surgery. :>)

  3. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have one site that's 2 months old already and still pulls in "How to blog" type links... not as often as it did at first of course, but samboll's right - it will take a little while.

  4. Sridhar Katakam
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have the same issue as well. The ads on the main blog page are always the same irrespective of what content is on it. But on the individual post pages themselves, they become contextual. My blog is about 2 weeks old. I understand this is to be taken w/ Adsense but am not complaining here, just sharing my probs :)

  5. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    srikat - don't take it to adsense either... it's because your site is only 2 weeks old.

  6. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies. The site is fairly new (2 weeks), but I just couldn't understand why the same article from the homepage does have relevant ads on its archived page. I would have thought that the same ads would show on the homepage as it has the same content.

    I'll see what happens over the next couple of weeks, but adsense must be picking up a blogging theme from somewhere, even though the only mention is the "powered by wordpress" footer link. This particular site has picked up a few relevant ads, however another site (conference-callservices.net) shows poor relevancy on the homepage. It's annoying that some blogs that I put up show relevant ads straight away. This site's also new so i'll wait to see what happens.

  7. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    again - it's not that they're picking up a theme from somewhere... adsense can tell it's a blog. adsense scans for MULTIPLE INSTANCES of a word or phrase in order to deliver relevant ads. if they don't see any repetition (or if it doesn't match their idea of sufficient repetition) they're going to default to the blog ads stuff.

    it's your content, and nothing more, that's lacking here. the more keyword dense content you put up for your site's topic, the sooner the ads will pick up on it. just don't go spamming it all over the place.

    don't get frustrated - it's not like you've been singled out here, this is the way it works for bazillions of sites.

  8. You can reduce this amount somewhat by giving adsense clues as to where the important content on the page is.

    Edit your template. Around your post loops, add these bits of code:
    <!-- google_ad_section_start -->
    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    Around everything else (sidebars, footers, etc), add these bits of code:
    <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    The idea is that Google is only going to look at what's not "ignored" when figuring out what to use for adsense keywords. This will not totally eliminate the issue, but it will make the ads on the home page more relevant. However, it will take several days or even longer for any change to actually be noticed by Google's crawlers. So give it a couple weeks at least.

    Template authors: It would be nice if this sort of thing was pre-implemented in templates already. Doesn't hurt anything, since it's just html comments.

  9. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, after getting frustrated with the same irrelevant ads coming up on the homepage I noticed that if I added index.php to the url, the ads are much more targeted. For example http://www.vehicleinsurance.info does not show the ads I would like but http://www.vehicleinsurance.info/index.php does.

    My question is, how can I make the site direct straight to the index.php file instead so that the ads that appear when someone finds my site are relevant?

    Any help is appreciated.

  10. GadeTerbob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Forcing my site to ..index.php causes public service ads to display (yikes!).

    Are you sure your sitemap
    http://www.google.com/webmasters/sitemaps/login
    is current and correct?

  11. elcamino
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey,all of you are way ahead of me.I just want to know how to put adsense on my blog.After its up and running then I will use the awsome tactics you are talking about here.

    ps.does anyone know how to add a signiture to the blog footer which includeds links to your website?

  12. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    GadeTerbob - If it's the site sig under your username then I had no problems seeing ads, try again and see if you get any ads that you think are more relevant. Not sure if you're happy with the ads on your homepage or not, but i'd be interested to hear if anyone else gets more targeted ads if they direct to index.php, and also if anyone has a suggestion for directing to the file when a visitor reaches my site.

    elcamino - For adsense anywhere in the actual text of a post I use http://www.acmetech.com/blog/adsense-deluxe/ but if you want to add adsense to anywhere else you can simply paste your adsense code to the sidebar or any other file.

    Open your footer file and add whatever links you would like in there if you want your links appearing at the bottom of the page.

  13. GadeTerbob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Elcamino, there are several plugins available, I use:
    http://www.acmetech.com/blog/2005/07/26/adsense-deluxe-wordpress-plugin/

    As for your ps, just edit the footer.php file located in
    ../wp-content/themes/WhatEverThemeYouUse

    Enjoy!!

  14. GadeTerbob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry 'bout that, Broomy. I spent too long on this post reply page.

    Hitting Control Refresh with ..index.php caused the targeted ads to show again.

    I've no clue.... You could even call me "Clueless in the country."

    Try changing wp admin -->>Options -->>General
    and put the index.php in the "WordPress address (URI):" field.

  15. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Umm, that's strange, i don't seem to have any problems viewing ads with your site.

    Ahhhhhh, tried changing the address field and it seems to have messed up the layout. Can't seem to change it back for some reason! Time to start pulling my hair out.

  16. GadeTerbob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Before you pull out any hair, I've had *lots* of heartache with browser and server caches when messing with this. Be sure you dump the browser cache and restart it. Some changes I've made just never show up. Point in case:
    When I first tried ..index.php the page only showed public service ads. After dumping the cache and using Control Refresh, relevant ads showed and they continued to show with both / and ../index.php and yes, I'm fairly happy with the relevancy *most* days. They even change with the page or article being viewed.

  17. miamittom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Broomy - I HAVE THIS SAME PROBLEM - See the post - WordPress is killing Adsense.

    I'm getting stupid non-relevant ads on the first page of the blog that are totally irrelevant to the site.

    Subsequent posts seem to be ok - and this is on several sites, not just one of them.

    See
    http://www.miamiandthebeaches.com/wordpress/ and
    http://innercycling.com/blogs

    *sometimes* once in a while the ads are relevant on the home page of the blog but most of the time they are not.

  18. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Why did you resurrect this post - just to gripe about a problem you've already posted about?
    What makes you think Broomy still has a problem?

  19. Broomy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    miamittom - you ads seem pretty relevant to me on both of those sites at the moment. There are two particular blogs that I have this problem on but i've noticed very recently that the ads are more targeted, i just hope this is a sign that the google adsense bot has got the gist of my site better than before. I'll have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks.

  20. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    tom - go back to your thread... ;) everyone else who has looked at your site has seen stuff fine. it takes time, has nothing specific to do with wordpress.

  21. bjw05
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Guys & Girls

    I'm new to this but from reading this post can I assume that the adsense code I am placing in posts will remain blank for a small while as Google crawls my site?

    If that's the case, I'll just gt on with posting. :)

    Bill

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