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Problems with AdSense

 
chefkeem
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on 01/04/2013

Currently, we experience difficulties with Google Adsense. Please rest assured that we do eveything in our power to get Adsense back on our site. We've contacted Google and await their response. They say that it may take 3 days before someone reads our email. Let's hope for the best.

We're very sorry for your potential loss of revenue. Frown

We'll keep you updated on our progress. Thank you for your patience.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Sam
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on 01/04/2013

There is always the possibility to switch temporarily to Chitika ads - that is what I did, SY


frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/04/2013

Sam,

I'm glad you mentioned this.

I just wanted to be sure it was instantaneous and I wouldn't mess up anything in doing so. So I can just "click it on" until this is resolved then "click it off" when Adsense is up and running again or is there delay involved or making a potential mess of things?

I know I have to remove my Adsense ID and put my Chitika one in on my settings - but please refresh my memory...do I need to create a specific Wizzley ID (like with Viglink) or can I use the Chitika ID that I already have?

Thanks!


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Sam
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on 01/04/2013

I used the id I already had and it switched over instantaneously. The next days will show if there are any clicks coming in ;-) SY


frugalrvers
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on 01/04/2013

Thanks!


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 01/04/2013

Isn't chikta in a different format? I see them on wizzles and they look very different from adsense blocks, in fact the top one isn't even a block! switch it and check your wizzles... if it messes up the space I'm not changing it, but maybe this is the universe pushing us all into chikta for some reason and we'll all get a nice boost? hmmmmm 2013 is the year of miracles so watch for those opportunities folks!


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Simon
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on 01/04/2013

Nice idea :-) For the first time ever, we've enabled our own Chitika on Wizzley. Who knows what it's good for: maybe we can properly optimize Chitika now Smile.

Rest assured, though: AdSense will be back!

Anyways, in the meantime we've tried to pinpoint the reason for the ad blocking and came to the following conclusion: Probably an AdSense reviewer did not approve with one of our ad placements. E.g. our ad unit right above the comments sections might be interpreted as "disguised", since adjacent content is looking pretty much like the ad itself. In order to let us know, the reviewer sent a message to our AdSense account. That's quite common and nothing to worry about. One gets three days to implement the requested modifications. Without changes, the domain gets blocked.

Well, we didn't receive any message, but we assume the pub-ID of an author was integrated at the time and the message was delivered in error to the author's AdSense account. So, if you can, please take a look into your own AdSense account. There's a "Messages" tab on the left side on the start screen. If you find this message, please let us know: that could be a faster way to recover AdSense on Wizzley.

Cheers,

Simon


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Sam
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on 01/04/2013

 

Simon: 01/04/2013 - 02:03 PM
Well, we didn't receive any message, but we assume the pub-ID of an author was integrated at the time and the message was delivered in error to the author's AdSense account. So, if you can, please take a look into your own AdSense account. There's a "Messages" tab on the left side on the start screen. If you find this message, please let us know: that could be a faster way to recover AdSense on Wizzley.
Checked, nothing in my Adsense messages - good luck! SY

 


frugalrvers
Posts: 325
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on 01/04/2013

No messages in mine, either...


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CADoerr
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on 01/04/2013

Nothing here luckily.


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Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
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on 01/04/2013

"No messages for you right now. If you'd like something else to read, we highly recommend the official Google AdSense Blog!"

tis all I got...

@59 cents a month I doubt this lag is going to terribly hurt my bottom line, but it will make my articles less addy :) hehe (silver lining?)


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2uesday
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on 01/04/2013

Nothing in my messages there. I suppose it could have been sent to someone who never uses forums.

dustytoes
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on 01/04/2013

Thanks very much for the update on the ads. 

I checked my account and there was nothing.   I hope I live long enough to get my eventual payout!Yell


Sam
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on 01/04/2013

 

2uesday: 01/04/2013 - 04:44 PM

Nothing in my messages there. I suppose it could have been sent to someone who never uses forums.

And situations like this are why Wizzley does need a newsletter!!! SY


HollieT
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on 01/04/2013

I did receive a message saying that my account was on hold until I'd entered my pin, give my bank details and confirmed my address. Presumably this is standard though?

chefkeem
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on 01/04/2013

That's not it, Hollie. However, you may encounter difficulties establishing a new AdSense account with your Wizzley-ID. There are some new regulations coming. Simon will report further on this as he gathers new information.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
onetimeuser
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on 01/04/2013

I have to wonder whether the problem is actually the 250 x 250 (or perhaps 300 x 250) ad block which sat in the sidebar.

When logged in to Wizzley if you click on the menu option in the top navigation bar the menu falls down over the ad unit.

This is a bigger problem when logged in, but wouldn't be out of the question for a Google employee to create an account would it?

I've seen people get their accounts disabled for drop down navigation menus which fall down over an ad, due to the high probability of accidental clicks.

Are there any other functions which could result in accidental clicks? When logged out I notice that the login box encroaches onto that ad space:

Image: http://postimage.org/image/h2wwczb41/

I have to admit that when logged in this has crossed my mind before, as I've definitely read Google guidelines which state that nothing can open up over an ad. They actually have a fair few rules like that.... if you start a flash games site, for example, your ads must be 150 pixels away from the game embed.

That for me would be far more likely than a dislike to the colours of your ads.

Here are the placement policies: http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1346295#Encouraging_accidental_clicks

Specifically:

Please be careful when placing links, Play buttons, download buttons, games, drop-down boxes, or applications near ads because they may lead to accidental clicks and could result in action being taken against your site or your account.

 

lakeerieartists
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on 01/04/2013

I am just hearing about this.  What is going on?  Adsense took their ads off?  Doesn't make sense to me that they would take ads off an entire site and message a user, instead of the site.


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chefkeem
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on 01/04/2013

We're still at the stage of throwing around different theories, Paula. Hopefully, Google will soon reply to our correspondence. For the time being, we recommend switching to Chitika.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Angel
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on 01/05/2013

Glad to see this thread.  I logged on last night - the first time really since the end of August - and freaked out when none of my articles had Google Ads running on them.  I thought it was something that I did or needed to do since I had been absent for so long.  Whew.

Just checked my Google Account and no messages.

Angel

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