Lately Google Adsense seems to be cloaking the Display URL on their Ad Units. And this really ticks me off for two very good reasons:
1) If I want to add a specific advertiser to my Competitive Ad Filter, so that it no longer displays on my site, I have no way to do that. The only way to do that is to put the Base URL into the filter. NOT cool for publishers!
2) If I am interested in something an advertiser has to offer, I NEVER click on the Ad Units on my own site. Instead I mouse over them (if the URL doesnt display with the ad itself) and note the address then open a new window to visit that site.
The screen shot of the Ad that you see in the top right corner of this post is a good example. They are showing up all over my sites, and obviously site-targeting my domains. And I have no way to remove their ads from my sites.
Why in the world would Google do this?
If anyone has a good answer for this, I'm all ears!
Just this morning I posted an update about my Free Weekly Webinars. I am looking for a new conference solution, so I was particularly interested in the related Ads that displayed in my Google Adsense unit.
I cant click on my own ads. And I cant even find out which site to check out!
Does this not TICK YOU OFF?