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Wednesday 7 September 2005 7.33am
On the page with the story about the girl who drowned in the Thames (http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1717) the Google ad is about Thames party boat hire ("Looking for a boat on the Thames? Hire a boat for your special party.")

I know the content of the ads is automatcally generated somehow to reflect the content of the pages, but I think this particular ad is inappropriate for this sad story. Is there a way of changing or deleting it?
Wednesday 7 September 2005 8.57am
Hmm. Usually Google won't show any ads on pages about death or murder, etc, and you get the generic London Pass, Amazon and Toptable ads instead.

There are various trigger words like murder, coroner, inquest, mortuary - that sort of thing - that mean Google won't show targetted ads to avoid this sort of unfortunate juxtaposition.

It's difficult to manually override the settings for a particular page, but I'll take a look. I may have to re-word the story a bit.

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