Posted September 16, 2008 10:38 am by with 12 comments

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I can’t even begin to explain why Google’s AdSense would decide that this ad would be appropriate for our content and audience.


  • This is what i was talking about in your previous posts. They really need to get the Adsense in a better shape. I don’t want to click on ads and go to a website having no valuable content rather just a single page website. Google hate to send some organic traffic to those sites but love to send some paid traffic. Why the behavior changes when money comes in?

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  • epic FAIL

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  • Al Cartwright

    It’s actually quite an interesting site and creative adwords campaign. It certainly got me clicking through.

    Maybe Google picked up the words “pilgrim” and “radically” on your site?

    I think you over re-acted.

  • @Al – It’s not like I’m angry. 🙂

    Besides, with Google’s hundreds of millions invested in AdSense, you’re telling me that it can be thrown off my the words “pilgrim” and “radically?” — when everything else points to marketing? It’s sad, if that is the case.

  • The quality of the ads on your Pilgrim Picks feeds is also pretty poor…I’m looking at one offering to sell 50 text links for $47.

  • I have seen many AdSense ads which do not match the content (very obvious mismatches), they definately have work to do.

  • Wow Andy,

    Have you been seeing this a lot or what? That’s pretty ridiculous if you ask me! Please keep us posted if you continue to see these kind of ads popping up on your site.

    Now that’s going to make me wonder what has been up on my sites before I guess it’s time to really start taking a closer look.

    Thanks again,


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  • Jordan McCollum

    I just got an ad here on how to get solar power…

  • is there any site that would make that site contextual apart from sites we rather not see? Google won’t accept gambling ads but suicide bomber ads are fine? You’re right; FAIL!

  • Wow, that’s crazy.

  • google need to refine adsense contextual advertising a lot more.

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  • haha, I would click that just because it seems interesting though

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