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Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Google AdSense can really pick ’em

This blog is about neighborhood-level community building and our work with Front Porch Forum. To your right (if you’re reading this via a web browser on our blog), you’ll see some Google AdSense ads.

Far be it from me to question the mighty GOOG, but some of the ads that its magic algorithm selects to go with our blog postings leaves me smiling.

And sometimes I’m left just scratching my head. E.g, just now the top ad was for a law firm asking… “Need help beating the death penalty?” or something to that effect. Do people on death row have internet access? But more to the point, how did Google decide that that ad would appeal to our readers?

Posted in: Front Porch Forum, Google AdSense


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