Wordpress site home page showing irrelevant Adsense ads

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I put up an Adsense niche site two days ago, and wrote a few articles. For some reason, my index page is showing all Wordpress-related and "start your own blog" type ads.

The thing is, on the pages of my actual blog posts, all of the ads are relevant to the niche I've written about. The content in those articles really isn't any different from the the content on my index page.

I've removed all of the out of the box type links that wordpress blogs include in the right sidebar, and I've even inserted the code on the index page for Adsense category targeting. There's not even a mention of the word "blog" or "Wordpress" visible on the index page.

Any idea what could be causing this and how I might be able to get around it? I'm using the Bluesense theme.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author pbennett
    my tube pan site is doing that some. After a while, it shows all relevant ads. I'm going through and making sure that the words "baking" are everywhere. Apparently, tube pans are also something industrial....

    If you use the SEO All in One plugin, try putting in keywords related to that index page and see if that helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author Seekness
      Originally Posted by pbennett View Post

      my tube pan site is doing that some. After a while, it shows all relevant ads. I'm going through and making sure that the words "baking" are everywhere. Apparently, tube pans are also something industrial....

      If you use the SEO All in One plugin, try putting in keywords related to that index page and see if that helps.
      Thanks. I've already put in the keywords related to the index page, and I've put my keyword everywhere imaginable as far as testing goes. Still no luck! Just on the index page, which is what throws me off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Check with another browser or on another computer. Google might be serving you ads based on your history.
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Append a ?=1 to the end of the URL in your browser to see the real ads that will eventually show. This is a known issue with Wordpress and the ads will in fact show correctly after a while (possibly days).

    Weird thing is, the AdSense sites I build with WordPress very rarely experience this. it must be related to the order in which some things are done during the build.
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    • Profile picture of the author Seekness
      Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

      Append a ?=1 to the end of the URL in your browser to see the real ads that will eventually show. This is a known issue with Wordpress and the ads will in fact show correctly after a while (possibly days).

      Weird thing is, the AdSense sites I build with WordPress very rarely experience this. it must be related to the order in which some things are done during the build.
      You're right about that, it worked. Hopefully it won't take too long. Any suggested order I should go by since it seems like yours works?
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    To be honest, I've never documented the order in which I build my AdSense sites. Early on, I noticed this alot but somewhere along the way (2 or 3 months ago) I must have changed the process because it's no longer an issue.

    For example, I just built 3 or 4 AdSense sites for a few clients today and minutes after I finished them, they were showing very closely matched ads for the targeted keywords on all pages, including the main (or "index") page.
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    • Profile picture of the author mentormatt8
      I have the same problem as the original poster.

      The site has been up for three months now. It is an html site, not wordpress. Irrelevant ads like "stolen laptop" showing on front page only. Same as 3 months ago.

      Tried appending ?=1 to the url and indeed, I got different ads (any hint why) yet they were still irrelevant, pushing "maine towing services"... how do I know they are irrelevant? I live in California.

      I also get "vehicle recovery utah" ad in the same ad box .. go figure Google... do they even know how irrelevant they are.

      The site has nothing or little to do with vehicles or towing, it has something to do with home security installations.

      If anyone can point me to a suitable solution, that would be great. Also any alternative networks besides adsense that have a broad list of advertisers would be great.

      I found that now on several of my sites and it is starting to eat into my income.

      I've just turned off interest based advertising as a test to see if that will change anything.

      Any help is appreciated.
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      • Profile picture of the author scar tissue
        Hi dandee0014, have you tried this one ?

        <html>
        <head>
        <title>your title . . .</title>
        </head>
        <body>

        <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->

        your content . . .

        <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

        </body>
        </html>

        This is just an old trick but powerful enough to bring highly targeted ads to your niche sites and most of all, it will prevent Google PSA ads to show - hope this helps, buddy ! More info here hxxp://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=23168
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        • Profile picture of the author mentormatt8
          After 1 day, changing to "no interest based advertising" on adsense, no luck, irrelevant ads for "CAR ALARMS" are showing all over the front page of my site; again, still, unchanged, the other pages are showing relevant ads. Inserted your code, thanks, and also placed many irrelevant advertisers on the "do not show" list. The only result so far is I'm getting more KIVA, community service ads...

          If anyone can suggest a replacement for Adsense with a broad spectrum of offers and advertisers, I'd be all ears.

          I tried Chitika but they do not currently accept new publishers.

          Anyone?
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        • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
          Originally Posted by scar tissue View Post

          Hi dandee0014, have you tried this one ?

          <html>
          <head>
          <title>your title . . .</title>
          </head>
          <body>

          <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->

          your content . . .

          <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

          </body>
          </html>

          This is just an old trick but powerful enough to bring highly targeted ads to your niche sites and most of all, it will prevent Google PSA ads to show - hope this helps, buddy ! More info here hxxp://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=23168
          Does anyone know if this will work with the Whydowork Adsense plugin?
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          • Profile picture of the author Alstonian
            I spoke to a couple of folks who's been doing this way longer than me, says this is normal and just give google a few days to get it displaying ad right.

            If section targeting work, then it should display it right away. At this point, I would just carry on doing what needs to be done and check back in a few days, the site is not even properly indexed yet. Will report how it goes
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  • Profile picture of the author desouth
    Just wait for a while and everything will work good. Google just crowling you site.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
    I have information sites (not product related sites) with AdSense and have a problem with relevant ads. I have tried section selection, rewriting the content, using very targeted words in the backlinks text, using bold & italics keywords, and several other suggestions that I cannot remember. Nothing worked. I finally gave up and now send traffic to pages that do have relevant ads. I forget the pages with irrelevant ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alstonian
      Yep...iam experiencing this problem too, added ?=1 and it will display right. But as long as i click on the home page link, it starts to display workpress, blog related ad again, which is really unrelated to my blog. Errrrr.....

      Will wait for a few days to see if its more of the indexing issue. But how come just the home page issue, the rest of the pages and posts are just fine!
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  • Profile picture of the author itskotic
    some it picks cookies from your pc.. like if you are searching stuff like t shirts then then google adsense will start showing T shirts ads on site that you open in your pc . May be this is the reason you are seeing that unrelated ads on your site ..
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