Too Sexy For My Google AdSense Ads

Mar 19, 2013 • 8:43 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Sexy Google AdSenseA WebmasterWorld thread has one publisher claiming Google is starting to crack down on sexy content.

If you are using words that may be considered too sexy, your Google AdSense ads may not show.

Sally Stitts, a long time WebmasterWorld member said that he received a response back from Google about why her ads were not showing up. Google told her that the "page and the material it covers is too sensitive for our advertisers."

Sally said this is a new policy and she has had this content on her site for years without issue.

She supposedly has a medical page discussing some body parts within the condition. The use of those words on a page about a medical condition, I guess is just too sexy?

Of course, I do not have access to the page in question, so hard to make the judgement call myself. But I'd assume that anything talking about weird medical conditions and private parts is not sexy to most people.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

RyanMJones

03/19/2013 12:57 pm

they love to ban accounts based on site language. they blocked my swear word dictionary site- and recently I got a note about another site of mine because the comments on one of the blog articles were filled with swear words.

i_praveensharma

03/19/2013 12:59 pm

Can't Google figure out what the content is basically all about? What purpose does LSI, Panda, etc fulfilling then?

ethalon

03/19/2013 01:27 pm

From what I gather, it is a page about VD so words like penis and vagina are used. What about an article about '15 Tips That Will Have Your Partner Wild In Bed'? Do those authors have to use child-like workarounds like doo-hickey? These types of media are of the mass consumption variety...would Google pull adwords from all popular blogs that discuss 'sexy' topics? Sure, advertisers may not want to be on a porn site, but they sure as hell want to be on a site that reads like the most popular glossy mags lining your local supermarket check out aisle if their product/service is compatible with that niche. I am really confused as to why Google, as an advertising company, would want to potentially cut off a huge section of widely consumed and constantly updated media that targets a market which is likely to click on related advertisements and, unlike us in the beard-y masses, convert. Oh well, let's see where it goes and flesh out the borders. Oh no, flesh, that's on breasts I hear!

Damian

03/19/2013 01:36 pm

maybe afterall LSI is just something made up by SEO people?

Anti-SEO

03/19/2013 01:39 pm

Yup, can confirm. It started half a year ago at least. Articles about condoms. Couples share their experience, including such discussions as what condoms are better to use when one is allergic to latex. --------> Too sexy. Articles about contraceptives. Full of the questions from woman, who don't know why, when and in general what to do (sure the word 'intercourse' is widely used) --------> Too sexy. Articles about the remedies related to the man's sexual health. Full of the cry to help, because families are just ruined (sure the word 'penis' is widely used) --------> Too sexy.

James

03/19/2013 06:05 pm

My website has some content which is considered "sexy" and Google has refused to serve ads on those pages for at least a year or more. I don't mind that, but they do not show my "alternative ad code", they just leave a blank space. I think I will ask my AdSense rep why the alternative ads are not triggered.

Fedor

03/20/2013 05:40 am

If you read the AdSense policy you cannot have any Adult content. This includes talking about sexual intercourse etc. Medical or not. Adsense is "family-safe".

Dario Petkovic

03/20/2013 06:13 am

The big G is too squeamish lol Ads 'not showing' as opposed to 'account terminated' is not so bad don't you think

Anti-SEO

03/20/2013 12:16 pm

This is your fantasy. Please prove your statement by providing exact quote from the AdSense policy, where it says "This includes talking about sexual intercourse etc. Medical or not." Adult content and content related to sexual health is not the same. Otherwise condoms should be sold in sex shops only ) AdSense, as everything in Google, supposed to work based on algo. Sure the algo doesn't see difference between Adult content and Health content, but nobody cares. Google just has no human resources for manual check of every page. Publishers don't care because usually it just a tiny part of the website.

Dr Imran Khan

04/01/2013 04:03 am

So no more nada x stuff

james

10/03/2013 09:03 am

uff google, c'not do that.

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