Oh, yeah? But some pages that contain the words above show
Adsense ads normally.
Why am I getting PSAs?
Possibly, because you tripped a
threshold, such as -
Theory #1 - Bad Theme in Totality
Each stop word has a weight -
the (weights times occurrences) are summed - if the score is
too high, you get PSAs.
Theory #2 - Bad Combinations, Proximity
If certain combinations of stop
words are on the page, you get
For instance, the word love
associated with a number of other words, such as what you
get when you squeeze oranges. Either word used alone is
fine, but together, no way!
Theory #3 - Too many, simple
If a certain number of stop words are
used on the page, you get PSAs.
Theory #4 - Odious
Even though there are no stop words on
a particular page, other pages on the same domain may
receive such a "bad score", that only PSAs are given for ALL
pages on the domain. If reviewed, Google may ban the domain
entirely from the program.
If you are diligent, you can please
the Google filter, and make everybody happier -
Yourself, Google, and your Visitor. Root out the offending
Give your visitors more choices.
And, make more money.
Keep in mind that the AdSense stop-word filter CAN BE
It has been reported that even after a page is "fixed", it
can still return PSAs until the next "review" of your page,
whether software or human. This has been demonstrated by
renaming the file. By renaming the exact file, the PSAs have
been eliminated immediately. One must weigh this against the
immediate, although temporary link loss, unless you
Some say that stickiness is to prevent testing in real
But I just don't understand why they wouldn't want to
help us comply.
There must be reasons.
Reminds me of Kramer in the Seinfeld episode "The Pool Guy"
(on the phone with George, pretending to be a movie
information robot) - "Well, why don't you just TELL ME the
name of the movie you want to see?"
"Why don't you just tell us the words you don't want us to
Too easy, I guess. Maybe because the list probably changes
daily, as new bad combinations are discovered.
If there is a word or words that absolutely must be on the
page, create a graphic of the word, and insert it instead.
That way, you will not offend the mediapartners spider by
activating the "adsense-stop-word-filter". Make sure the
"alt text" is something else as well.
Consider also the implications with AdWords customers (the
The advertisers find pages that they don't want their ads
shown on. In some cases, it is just counterproductive; in
others, it can be in bad taste, sometimes terrible taste.
Examples have been given.
If you are serious about search engine marketing, you should
be diligent about avoiding any STOP words that may exist, in
order to achieve the best search engine optimization.
Watch your language. Seek not to offend. Don't cuss! Wash
out your mouth with soap. Ha!
I believe that this page is helpful for SEO webmasters, and
especially helpful for Google.
Google, website visitors, and webmasters ALL prefer to see
AdSense ads instead of PSAs.
Let's help 'em all!