The advertising I have on this blog occasionally displays ads that some people find offensive. (Thai girls seeking marriage being a recent one) Whilst I do have control over some of the ads, I cannot stop the majority. I don't like the Asian marriage ads either.
Adsense, who are part of the google empire, trawl the blog and place ads dependent on content. They usually pick up on key words, so what I write about and the comments made together determine the ad content. It would be nice if there was a tick box for certain types of ad, and indeed if this was a child’s site there would be, but by doing that some ads that would be useful to boaters would be excluded. I would much rather ask for ads that only relate to boating in the UK, but that isn’t an option.
There is not a great income from this advertising. Mainly because I don’t have ads in every available space, just the one. Later next year when my financial situation changes I might just cancel them altogether, but until then its free money and we all like free money.
If you are offended by ads that appear on your screen there is a little cross box in the top right-hand corner of the ad which when clicked on should register your dislike of such ads and hence fourth block their appearance.