February 29, 2008, - 1:49 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
To My Readers:
Occasionally, I get e-mails from you complaining about Muslim ads on this site and calling me a hypocrite. Most of these ads promote Muslim singles or dating. I assure you, I DO NOT WANT THESE ADS ON MY SITE. I do not want to help them in any way, nor–since most of them are dating sites–do I want to help them multiply.
The problem is, these ads are generated by Google Ads, which posts ads on my site in response to key words in my text. When I write about Islam or Muslims, the ads pop up. I don’t always see them, but when I do, I and my webmaster report them to Google Ads and ban them from this site. Unfortunately, as many as we ban, there are so many more with different names and URLs that pop up. And, like I said, we don’t always see them.
So, I need your help. If you see a Muslim ad pop up on this site, please note the name on the ad and click on it–then note the URL to which it takes you. Then, please e-mail me both of those items–the name of the ad and its corresponding URL/domain name. As soon as I get them, I will ban them.
Thanks for your help and your understanding in this matter that is somewhat beyond my control and a reactive–not proactive–process, as it is not one I can prevent before it pops up on my site.
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