_/ On Thursday 25 August 2005 08:29, [Mikkel Møldrup-Lakjer] wrote : \_
> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i en meddelelse
>> Hmmmmmm... not a great idea...
> Google's Adsense program is so unintelligent, I can hardly believe they
> are so proud of it. How can they call it a smart system?
> On a page I used a phrase in Danish with a word meaning "opportunity".
> However, that word in Danish can also mean an apartment. So Google filled
> its content with real estate ads.
> On another page I wrote about a Mayan ritual which included an offering of
> a cigarrette to a spirit. So Google put quit-smoking ads on my page.
The assignment is content-sensitive, not context-sensitive. If many words
had the stem 'smoke', AdSense will carelessly put an add that has plenty of
> On a third page I wrote about a Guatemalan beauty queen. So Google put ads
> for the Danish royal family on that page.
> And so on. On most pages I have chosen to avoid Google ads because Google
> is unable to find any relevant content.
It often has to make the choice within milliseconds unless it does make
decisions offline, so it's hard.
Consider yourself to be lucky. You haven't been hit by really embarrassing
Roy S. Schestowitz Useless fact: Women blink twice as much as men