Inappropriate Advertising?

Discussion in 'Health Nutrition and Supplements' started by DarrenT, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. DarrenT

    DarrenT New Member

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    I realise it costs money to host a website, but I think the hosts of this site still need to be mindful of the advertisements being promoted. My current view shows "Smart drugs by mail" and "United Vet Equine - Horse Supplements and Supplies". For a site dedicated to cycling, with its already tarnished reputation, I don't think this advertising is appropriate. What do you think?:(
     
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  2. GIFF07

    GIFF07 New Member

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    I think the ads are automated by google, where they take some of the key words in a thread or series of threads and display ads that match those key words. For instance if you are looking at a thread that deals with doping and performance enhacing drug use you may get more ads for drugs and steroids. I do think that the people that run cycling forums can edit the list of sites being advertised by google but I am not sure.
     
  3. DarrenT

    DarrenT New Member

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    Hi GIFF07,

    Thanks for the explanation. Nice to know that this sort of advertising is not promoted or supported by the Cycling Forum site. I have also been contacted by Steve (Administrator) expressing similar concerns, ie. that they try to block inappropriate advertising, but sometimes something can slip through.

    Steve - Keep up the good work.

    Cheers,:)
    Darren
     
  4. TrevorN

    TrevorN New Member

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    yeah, i run a couple websites and use google ads. You are able to block the ads but since there are like 10,000 websites with ads using a certain keyword it is not easy to catch all.
     
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