Why Does Google Sometimes Show PSAs for Cumming Georgia Pages?

Jan 28, 2010 • 8:18 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google AdSense

A WebmasterWorld thread has a unique discussion going on about Google AdSense and their stop words. In this discussion, some publishers have landing pages targeting the city, Cumming, Georgia. Clearly, the word 'Cumming' is an adult word, but it is also a fairly populated city in Georgia.

The question is, why are some of the pages that target this city, showing Google AdSense ads that are PSA (public service ads), while others seem to show related Georgia based ads? Is Google confusing some of those pages as being adult? Or are there other reasons?

Cumming Georgia & Google Ads

I decided to track down two pages that have PSAs and two that don't, and they all target the city in Georgia.

PSAs for Cumming, Georgia:

Non-PSAs for Cumming, Georgia:

Why would some serve up PSAs and some not? It doesn't seem like Google is stupid enough to not know the city?

Let me try a real live Google AdSense here and see what happens:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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