You might have noticed that sometimes Google Adsense Ads show some irrelevant, competing sites, spammy looking or common ads on your site. But you don’t want Adsense to show such type of Ads.
If you are in this situation, then you are lucky enough that Google has an option that lets you block those Ads. In this post, I will discuss how and what kind of ads you should block on Adsense. So let’s start.
What Kind of Ads you should block?
Common Ads: One of the most common ads is Facebook Ads. Almost every internet users are aware of Facebook. So people don’t have any interest in Facebook ads, and you have less chance to get click on those ads. Other than Facebook, some more Adsense ads seem unattractive to me. So it is better to Block those ads.
Affiliate Links Related Ads: You will face this problem if you are an Affiliate Marketer. For example, you have written a nice review or a tutorial post on Hostgator Web Hosting. Obviously, you did it to generate some sales. But Adsense Ads can be a problem if it shows Hostgator Ad on that post. If your customer clicks on that Ad instead of your affiliate link, you will miss the sale for few cents. So affiliate marketer should block the ads related to their affiliate links.
Competing Sites Ads: Sometimes you may notice some competitive sites ads on Adsense. Most of the time those sites are Blog site, and they pay few cents for a click. So it’s better to block those sites.
Others: You may find some products Ads that you don’t want to promote on your blog or that are irrelevant ads.
How to Find the URL of Ads
Once you’ve determined the ads that you want to block, now you need to find the URL of the Ad. If it is text ad, then you will get it easily from the links under Headline of the ad. But the problem is Banner Ads. As Google doesn’t allow you to click your own ads you have to find another way to determine the URL. Here is a quick way for you.
Just put your mouse cursor on the ad and do Right Click. Then Copy link Address from there.
For Flash ads, this trick may not work. Additionally you can use AdSense Publisher toolbar. It is a Chrome extension that lets you view the income information of your Adsense Ads.
After installing this extension, you’ll find an Overlay on your Ads. Just click on the overlay and you will be able to get the destination URL.
How To Block Specific Google Adsense Ads
Once you have collected the URLs of the Ads which you want to block, Login to your Adsense account.
After login on your account, click on “Allow and block ads” tab. You may have several sites having Adsense Ads. Choose the proper site from where you want to block these ads. Select the site from left bar.
Now click on the ‘Advertiser URLs’ and put the URL in the box. And click on the Block URLs. Follow the screen shot.
That’s it. Now Google Adsense won’t show the Ads of blocked site.
Hope it helps you to get rid of unwanted ads and increase your revenue. If you find this useful, then share it Facebook and Twitter. And let us know your opinion about blocking certain Adsense Ads via comment.