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Quality Matters!

September 16th, 2008

Ads being shown by Google Adsense on Recent Posts:

Here’s the problem — I don’t really care how much money I make from advertising on this blog — I care far more about it’s reputation, which of course reflects on my personal reputation. Now I have nothing against display ads — in fact I have spent quite a bit of time optimizing themselves, but give me a filter. Why is it that adsense only gives publishers the option to either “show display” or “do not display”. Give me a “recognized brands only” button! Let me filter out these crappy ads! Let me select advertisers who I will allow to show display ads… give me control!

Thankfully for the rest of us, Google still has a bit to learn about display! In the meantime, I’m switching back to text ads only.

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  • Omar K.

    Hello Mike,

    Very informative blog!

    After attending an adsense event in europe for publishers. I found out that you can actually set minimum CPMs (threshold). This should prevent a lot of these ads appearing.

    This feature is not enabled by default, you have to talk to your adsense account manager to turn it on.