[Ads-l] (Off topic) Problem with Quote Investigator website content

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 30 13:53:48 EDT 2018

Thanks for your response, BB. The page you linked concerns a different
(but related) problem. That page is about the content created by
advertisers. Some ads are disapproved by Google because of
unacceptable content.

I am hosting advertisements and not creating them. Google does not
wish to display advertisements on webpages that contain unacceptable
content. They have sent me "violation report", but my website content
is quite tame.

I was hoping a list member would visit the following webpage and tell
me if they observe any taboo content.


Attempting to communicate with Google can be a Sisyphean task; hence,
the goal is to learn what I can first.
On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 1:31 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks like Google actually responds to this sort of issue:
> https://support.google.com/google-ads/contact/approvals
> BB
> On 30 Aug 2018, at 10:05, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> The Quote Investigator website runs advertisements from Google
> (Adsense). The Google advertising organization sent me a note stating
> that the following webpage of the QI website violates their guidelines
> for content. It supposedly contains "adult sexual content". I cannot
> see any forbidden content, but it is possible that my website has been
> hacked, and hackers are creative enough to partially hide
> content/links. Also, sometimes content is only visible to a subset of
> visitors.
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/05/07/remember-1960s/
> Does anyone else see forbidden content on this webpage? Please look at
> the full page including comments?
> My current wild guess involves the link to comedian Charles
> Fleischer's Facebook page. If you click on his name at the beginning
> of his comment the link leads to his Facebook page. The Facebook page
> contains abstract images that might be misinterpreted by a computer
> program. It also contains a picture of dinosaurs in flagrante delicto.
> I may be required to disable this link.
> Thanks for any feedback
> Garson
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