AdSense Tool: They Put WHAT On Your Blog?!

adsense tool, advertising on blogs, adsense for blogsEver visit a blog that utilizes AdSense advertising and see some wacko looney ads? Seriously, what AdSense tool are they using?!  I’m talking specifically about blogs that have reputations, not blogs set up solely for ads.  I mean, you pop over to a link building blog and right there on the sidebar, for all the world to see, is a pretty little banner about dog poop utensils. Huh? They put what on that blog?!

The AdSense Stigma

For whatever reason, many many people dislike AdSense ads on blogs. They do not like visiting blogs that have these types of ads displayed. I don’t know if it’s the formatting or because they don’t specifically know the advertisers.

I, personally am okay with seeing the ads, within reason. I’m pretty quick to spot blogs that are created specifically to place ads all over the place and make some cash. I also partake in a little AdSense lovin’ myself.

I have one ad and I prefer the banner image to text. Why? I think it looks better and it not so in yo face. Yes, I meant to say YO! But I digress…..I like my ad….I specified targeted keywords for my blog and my niche to keep it relevant.

I also make money from advertisers placing their banners on my site, so I want to stay with the banner image method.( just coined a new term! BIM for short.) So, to keep this argument brief, on my end anyways, less is more and I’m okay with that. :)

Cool AdSense Tool

Alright, I find a lot of blogs worth hopping, so I see a ton of cool stuff. On the flip side, I see a lot of doody head stuff too. I’m not naming names, actually I probably never got the name in the first place. :)

I literally was visiting a blog about social media reputations, and AdSense was enabled in the sidebar. The ad was about role playing as Batman and Robin! Uhmmm…… now a perfectly intelligent, legit post was skewed by this ad. I mean, the more I read, the more the visual kept creeping slowly into my optical orb burning my retina.

I considered leaving a comment, but I thought, hey…your blog, your rules remember? Maintaining my blog etiquette is key here..:)

So I went off in search of finding a way that people could help themselves out in this area. Besides the fact they could easily exclude Batman and Robin role playing in their set up of their campaigns, I thought more help might be needed.

Voila! I found a pretty cool AdSense tool that would show them EXACTLY what ads would display on their sites, right now. You can simply input your URL in the little texty box thingy and EEE GADS Batman, the ads pop up. Here is a screen shot of my blog using the tool. You can see, all relevant ads returned. Most of this is due to the campaigns I set up.

It’s important to utilize your keywords when setting these kinds of things up. If you specify nothing, you get everything! ( I just noticed there is 1 ad in here for dog food! ) haaaa. Well, one ad out of the many is still positive. :)

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The best thing is that I can grab some keywords off of here as well. Then I can check out how these ads will display with my banner image method.  I likey.

So, now that you want to see about that role playing thing, check out your site below to see what ads you get to display.Go play in the AdSense sandbox.

I would appreciate it greatly if you liked this to share it with your readers. WAIT!! Before you go, what ads returned for you and what’s the strangest ad you saw displayed??



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32 Responses to “AdSense Tool: They Put WHAT On Your Blog?!”

  1. May 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Alright, well I didn’t understand fully exactly what you were saying since English is not my first language, but the things I did seemed spot on.

  2. April 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Awesome, Lisa! I didn’t know that there was a way to block certain Adsense ads from displaying on your blog.

    But I agree – I often see some hilarious ads on other blogs as well that at times don’t even relate to the content! Personally, I’d rather just promote affiliate products that I care about, use, and can safely recommend – not a random ad from a company I have had no contact whatsoever with. But that’s just me, of course. :)

    Great tip – can definitely be useful for the people into Adsense!


    • April 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

      I keep getting these Viagra ads……….oh wait, that’s on my e-mail address…………I wonder what they are trying to say; they don’t know me……….

      I know what you are thinking and “no, I don’t go to ‘those’ sites”…………ok, maybe once but it was educational and that’s all I will say about it………..:)

      • Lisa Drubec
        April 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

        Uh oh Bill…what dont we know about you??!?

        • April 30, 2011 at 11:44 pm #


          • Lisa Drubec
            May 1, 2011 at 11:34 am #

            LMAO!!! You always brighten my day Bill! :)

  3. April 28, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    You are such a sleuth of useful tools. Great find Lisa :-)

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 28, 2011 at 11:10 am #

      Thank you Dino!! I like toys!! :) even if they are just virtual ones!

  4. April 27, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    Ok Ms Lisa I could try to be incredibly witty or incredibly dumb, but I will just leave it as I do know what AdSense is and why it is used. I can’t say I’ve noticed it on a site where it was a distraction however.

    Thanks for sharing though and hope you are still making progress in your journey.

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 28, 2011 at 12:07 am #

      Thank you Bill. One thing is for sure…you are NEVER a dstraction, so maybe AdSense needs some help from u!

  5. April 27, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    I’m not all about the ads yet as my site is still fairly new, but I always appreciate hearing great info for my future endeavors. Of course, when they’re served up with some “pee your pants” humor, it’s even better:)

    • April 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

      I concur; I’m right there with you.

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 28, 2011 at 12:08 am #

      I enjoy making people piddle themselves!!! Appreciate that Alicia!

  6. April 27, 2011 at 10:27 am #


    I really don’t use a lot of adsense on any of my sites, but I have done enough to know that is WAY COOL. That is a really nifty little tool. I like it. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 28, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      I thought it was pretty neato myself Steve. Wel, except for the dog food review and all!

  7. April 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Apparently I’m not a digital point member, thought I was, oh well. I’ll sign up and try it when I finish blog hopping a bit…thanks for the cool tool!

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      It really is neato Dennis!! I so enjoy DP!!! :) get on it Mr man!

      • April 27, 2011 at 10:39 am #

        Another reason to subscribe to comments. I had forgotten all about it, now in the process of signing up. ;-)

        • Lisa Drubec
          April 28, 2011 at 12:08 am #

          YAAAA Dennis!! DP is a lovely place!

          • April 29, 2011 at 5:11 am #

            Yes Dennis and lisa.Dp is really a lovely place!

  8. April 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    This is freakin’ cool. Except it doesn’t really show the ads that turn up on my site.

    Some of the ones actually there live on my site are kind of untargeted, while the ones in the adsense tool were right on the money. I wish those would always show up :)

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

      I know John! Im gonna play around with it some more and see if there’s a reason for that! :)

  9. April 26, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I don’t usually display the ad units when I view my blog, but I’m sure some “interesting” ads have appeared. Some ads definitely may not fit the niche of the blog, and can be rather amusing, unless the owner has applied a filter (or keywords), Google will display the ad for the highest bidder.

    For now, I’ll keep the AdSense on my blog as “open market.”

    • Lisa Drubec
      April 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      LOL Paul….I like that “open market” I know Google goes where the money is so you are right on!

  10. April 26, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    I’ve seen some funny fails on this Lisa. My blog isn’t monetized with ads, but for anyone who runs adds this is a neat tool to check out. Keeping in mind for other projects. FWIW.


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