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Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before

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Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before David Eriksson 3/20/11 8:10 AM
Hi,

In the past week my adsense ads stopped showing regular ad content with links and image-ads, and just nonprofit ads.

I dont know why? I havent received any warnings från Google and I have not more than 3 sections per page. 

I also tried to remove one to see if there was any differens.

It have worked just fine for over a year, but now for aprox one week it have changed.

The site in ipadnytt.se

What can it be?
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before gddsmith 3/20/11 8:33 AM
Hard to say, but from the US I only see PSA ads on the home page & the other pages that I looked at show normal ads. The sandbox shows me the same thing. Usually when the sandbox shows PSA ads it's because of a policy violation but I didn't spend the time to determine if it was happening just because of one post or not.

Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before David Eriksson 3/20/11 11:19 AM
Thanks for your answer. But if there are an policy violation dont google let me know?
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before David Eriksson 3/20/11 3:14 PM
If it is something wrong I like to know it so I can change it.

Best regards
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before gddsmith 3/20/11 3:27 PM
No Google won't always notify you of a policy violation & sometimes the bot will place PSA ads if it sees certain stop words or if it "feels" that the site may be outside it's definition of family safe sites (viewed openly at work or by a 7yr old). For instance a site that has too much gory details or has a lot to do about deaths may trigger PSA ads even though it's not a true policy violation.

So you may get PSA ads even though you don't have a policy violation & when they appear on the home page & not others they can sometimes be difficult to find. The 1st place to start is to go to each individual post page & see if any of them also show PSA ads to see if it's a particular post or two causing the issue. However sometimes an individual post may be fine but when it's combined with another on the home page it takes the two together to trigger them.
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before David Eriksson 3/21/11 12:55 AM
I think I found it. 

I wrote a post about a big internet movie rental company and criticised them for locking out iPhone users who have jailbreaked their devices. And in the same post I also criticised all the big movie companies for going the wrong way in that subject. But I have updated the post with new facts and a employe have answered and explained why they have done that.

Have them filed a complaint or is it because it contains the wrong words? I have pirating, movie, ipad, iphone and jailbreak in the same post. Can it be that? 

Its just a post about them locking out users not any illegal that I wrote about, I know maybe the google bot just go for the words?

Will my ads show after the post have left the front page and go to the second?

Best regards
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before splatcat 3/21/11 3:23 AM
Criticising a company wouldn't be an issue, if that were the case many of us would be having issues :-) HOWEVER the bot may have picked up on words like "pirating", "unlocking" and "jailbreaking"

If you want to give your URL I'm sure someone will take a look and see if there are any obvious issues other than that.

You should also go through the link givien about and see if there are any other less obvious reasons why PSAs are appearing.
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before David Eriksson 3/21/11 4:25 AM
Here is the link to the post http://www.ipadnytt.se/voddlers-iphone-app-diskriminerar-jailbreakade-enheter/

If I can get my ads back :( ?

Thanks for all the help.

Best Regards
Re: Adsense starting to show more nonprofit ads than before splatcat 3/21/11 5:48 AM
I couldn't immediately see a Privacy Policy on your site, sorry if I missed it.

Apart from the article you mention you also have an entire section on Jailbreaking. Adsense don't allow Hacking content and we had a user on here last week who was having issues which they thought may be due to Jailbreaking content. They were going to send in the Policy Clarification form to Adsense to find out if it was considered "Hacking" as there seemed to be some debate if it were legal or not.

To get your Ads back you would certainly need to put a compliant Privacy Policy on (if you don't have one) and get rid of anything else which doesn't comply with the Policies.