WordAds Selection Problem
Political ads have started appearing on my site via WordAds (Gov. Snyder in Michigan’s reelection). I would like to avoid any political ads on my site since it may give the appearance I support a candidate or cause. How can I have political ads removed?
The blog I need help with is sdsouthard.com.
Leave WordAds and buy the no ads upgrade – bloggers can not pick and choose the ads that run on their site – advertisers are allowed to do the picking and choosing
That is not a useful response, nor would it fix a problem that others might feel as well. This is an issue WordPress should consider. We are all not the same.
It’s one thing to have an ad for soap or a drink, it’s completely another thing all together to have an ad that is a campaign or a cause that might be controversial.
To be crystal clear on this we Volunteers answering support questions on these technical support forums cannot assist with any WordAds issues. You must contact WordAds Staff directly.
Q: Can the ads be more contextual to the content on my site?
A: Our advertisers are targeting your audience and covet being on your page because of the passion that your visitors have for your site. So the ads tend to be broad national campaigns, rather than highly targeted local or topical campaigns. We have found that the broad campaigns pay better. That said, visitors from countries outside the US and Europe will often see highly targeted local ads.
Q: Can I choose which ads will run?
A: While you do have limited control over the display of your ads via Settings -> WordAds in your blog’s Dashboard, picking certain advertisers is not currently an option, but rest assured we do our best to maintain the highest standards for WordAds creatives. We do have some ability to block ads. If you see an ad that you find offensive or that you feel hurts your blog’s image, please make a screenshot and right-click the ad to copy the URL it’s linked to. Don’t click the ad directly, as it will probably redirect to a different URL. Once you have those, please feel free to contact us.
however The answer I gave you is accurate – sorry it was not what you wanted to hear –
@TT gave you some more info to complain to WordAds, however based on the staff response in the forum, they will tell you exactly what I told you
The ads are still there. I have just copied the link and e-mailed it on the contact page, however, it would not allow me to copy a screenshot. Hopefully, that will be enough. I also contacted WordAds over Twitter.
Thank you. I’m sorry for being grumpy about this. But it just makes me feel very uncomfortable.
I am a control freak who categorically refuses to allow anyone else to control what appears on my blogs. I cheerfully pay annually for No-Ads upgrades to keep that control in my own hands. I detest, that’s right, I utterly despise any and all advertising on blogs. Moreover, I refuse to follow or promote in any way, any blog that has ads on it.
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