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Google adsense showing public service ads on pages 1, 2, and 6 on my site consistently, the other 7 pages are showing regular ads. But while I'm in the editor, pages 1, 2, and 6 are showing the 3 regular ads. It's only showing the public service ads when I go to the actual URL of the site - . I'm getting 1 public service ad at the top of the pages and the other 2 ads are missing from the pages. Did I do something wrong?
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Im sorry i cant help you your website is disturbing!
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Google AdSense will show public service ads on your site if they can't pick up what the content is, or if they do not have ads that pertain to the content on your site.

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But why would the ads be displayed on the other 7 pages if they couldn't pick up on the content or have ads that pertain to the content, since all 10 pages were done in the same manner.
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Sorry, you will need to take this up with Google AdSense. I saw some other public service ads on some of your other pages as well as some pages with ads. Only Google can tell you why they do or don't display public service ads. Sorry I can't be of more help with this.

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Hi, Tony.

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Why am I getting PSA's?
There can be many reasons why a website may display less targeted ads or public service ads. Below is a list of the most common issues.

Please note that publishers do not receive earnings for clicks made on PSAs.

Our system has not yet crawled all the pages of your website.
- Our crawler needs more time. If Google has not previously crawled your site, it may take up to 48 hours or more before our crawlers gather content from that page. In the meantime, the ads you see may be public service ads or ads that are only slightly relevant. The relevance will increase over time.
Note: Our crawler indexes by URL and therefore considers and different URLs. Because our crawler will visit these URLs separately, you may notice that ads appear differently on these pages.
- Our crawler can't reach your site. If our crawler isn't able to access your page, we'll provide you with an error message on the Site Diagnostics page of your account. For more details on these errors and how to resolve them, visit our Site Diagnostics entry.

Your page may contain sensitive content for which relevant paying ads will not be displayed.
Our system has certain filters in place to protect our advertisers from advertising on pages that could be construed as potentially negative, non-family safe or even offensive. Although the nature of your content may not fit into any of these categories, at times the emphasis of some sensitive subject matters on a page can flag our servers to deliver public service ads to a page.

Your account may be disapproved or awaiting review.
To determine the status of your application, please try to log in at using the email address and password you submitted with your application.
If you see a message stating: Account Not Active: An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application., search your email to find the disapproval or account closure message we sent you for more information.
If you've applied to AdSense through another website, such as Blogger, you may be displaying ads even though your application is unreviewed or has been disapproved.
If you see a message stating Account Not Active: An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as your application is currently in review., please wait 2-3 days until we review your application and send you a response.
If you see another message or form, search your email to find the disapproval message we sent you for more information.
If you successfully log into your account, this reason doesn't apply to you.

Your site has restricted access using a robots.txt exclusion.
If your site is using a robots.txt file, the AdSense crawler may be blocked from crawling your webpages. Therefore, we may not be able to serve you the most relevant ads based on the content of your website. On pages where we are unable to crawl or understand the content of a page, public service ads may be displayed.

If you would like to grant our crawler access your pages, you can do so without granting permission to any other bots. Simply add the following two lines to the top of your robots.txt file:

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*

This change will allow our bot to crawl the content of your site and provide you with the most relevant Google ads for your pages.

For more information on the robots protocol, please visit

Your website is using session IDs in the URL.
If your webpages use session IDs, you may not receive targeted ads on those pages. Since this session ID - and therefore the URL - changes every time a different user views a page, the URL will not be in the index and will be queued to be crawled. Once the URL is crawled, however, the session will most likely have expired. This means that pages seen by the users are never in the index. You will need to remove the session IDs in order to display targeted ads.

Your website is using frames.
Google AdSense crawlers are unable to match ads to your webpage content when the AdSense ad code is placed in a frame separate from the primary content of your website. It is important to place the ad code in the same frame as the content of your webpages in order to serve ads targeted to your webpage content.

Your ad unit is set to display image ads only.
Image ad inventory for your content may be limited at this time; if you've chosen not to display text ads in an ad unit, we'll show PSAs in that unit when there are no relevant image ads available. To avoid showing PSA's, we recommend updating your preferences to show both text and image ads or implementing an alternate ad.

Your webpage may not contain enough content.
There may not be enough information on your site for our crawlers to determine the content of your pages. Therefore, we could be having difficulty identifying relevant ads to show on your pages. Please note that our crawlers are unable to derive meaning from:

* audio and video files (.wma, .mpeg, .mov)
* mp3 files (.mp3)
* images (.jpeg, .bmp)
* Macromedia Flash movies
* Java Applets

In such cases, we recommend that you include more content other than the above files on your website to assist our crawlers in gathering information about your site to display relevant ads.

Your site has content which doesn't comply with our program policies.
It is possible that your site content is not compliant with our program policies. A website displays PSAs in place of Google ads if our system has detected something within your site that may be construed as potentially negative, non-family safe or even offensive. The two common policy violations that trigger PSAs are adult and sensitive content.

The AdSense ad code was placed within an IFRAME.
Our targeting technology is not optimized to serve ads within a separate IFRAME. If you placed the AdSense code in a separate IFRAME, your site may display less targeted ads or public service ads. For better results, please implement our ad code directly into the source of your webpage. Once you make these changes, relevant ads may not appear immediately. Until we are able to re-crawl your site, which may take up to 48 hours or more, your page may continue to display untargeted or public service ads.

Your webpages are behind a login.
At this time, pages that require a login cannot be visited by our crawlers, so we can't determine their content and provide relevant ads. However, if you wish to see relevant ads on login-protected pages, you can grant our crawler access to login-protected pages.

There are too many URLs added to your account filter list.
At times, if you add too many URLs to your filter list, we may no longer have other ads available to target to your content. As a result, you may begin seeing less relevant or public service ads on your webpages.

Your site content is primarily in an unsupported language.
If the AdSense code is placed on pages with content primarily in an unsupported language, we may show public service ads or ads in another language. As noted in our program policies, publishers may not display ads on pages with content primarily in an unsupported language, so please remove the ad code from these pages until we're able to support your language.

Your ad code has been modified
If the AdSense code has been manually modified, such as to change the ad unit width or height or the publisher ID, then we may show public service ads. Please select the desired ad format on the AdSense Setup tab of your account and then paste the generated ad code, unedited, onto your pages. Keep in mind that modifications to your code are not permitted by our program policies.

Your page contains a refresh tag.
If the header of your page contains a refresh tag (), this may also lead to your page displaying PSA's. Removing this tag can help ensure that you receive targeted ads.

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Awesome Rich! Thanks for posting that! Interesting article about the paper house.