Which AdSense Ads Do You Hate?

Aug 5, 2013 • 8:36 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

google adsense -fat belly adA WebmasterWorld thread has AdSense publishers complaining about the worse ads they've seen on their own sites.

One of the top and most annoying ads on the list is the fat belly ad. Others also say they hate the diet-ads with the banana in the ad. Some others hate the background check and auto loan type of ads. While some dislike the retargetted ads because they've already purchased at the site and no longer need to see ads for a product they purchased.

How do AdSense publishers block them? Well, it isn't easy. Netmeg said:

I've found that for display ads, the most effective way for me is to save a copy of it, upload it to the ad center, apply the filter to find others like it, block all those, AND click on the link that says "find related ads" or whatever and block all those too.

But invariably they come back with a new URL a few weeks later.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Harald Pfennig

08/05/2013 03:03 pm

Maybe thats just my personal view but I got the impression that Adsense increased the amount of these crappy ads a lot in the past months. However my all-time favorite (about 2 years ago): Adsense banners for link buying. :D Really. I must have a screenshot somewhere...


08/05/2013 06:26 pm

I hate the banners with "Download Now" in huge letters. Visitors end up with crappy software on their computers as a result. I use Firebug to find the URL and block it, but they keep re-appearing with different URLs. So much for Google demanding quality - these ads are spammy in my opinion.


08/05/2013 11:03 pm

Yea I agree - they are pretty deceptive and they often seem to find there way onto sites where you are actually looking to download something.. I'm pretty impatient, so when I see a banner like this and I'm looking for the download button, I often end up clicking the link and then clicking back...


08/06/2013 11:06 am

I hate Facebook Ads. I mean when I visits some website, almost all of the page is filled with those ads.


08/06/2013 12:03 pm

quality of google serp and adsense program continuously going down. This story we will tell to our grandsons, how google killed the internet.


08/06/2013 12:04 pm

rules is for normal webmasters, not for google. google can promote their sites with any type of spam or white/black lists.

Some Rabbit

08/27/2013 05:59 pm

Try right clicking on the ad and select inspect element. Examine the code to find the url of the advertiser. You add that url to your list of blocked ads. I've dropped ad servers for sending ads that resemble malware like those phony Adobe flash or Java updates. Google is good about keeping those off my site. But many agencies don't care whose ads they accept.

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