GOD DAMMIT GOOGLE! fix your stuff NOW!
Tricky one, as a lot of legitimate small businesses are very IT illiterate. Never under estimate the "dumb" factor.
Have you reported this to Google? The more people that email in evidence of the flaws in the system, the more likely they are to act. It may not directly help you, but the sheer volume of disgruntled publishers complaining about this might.
Having said this, please don't email Goolge to rant at them about MFA's. Google need evidence to see what the problems are. A good rant may well help you feel better, but if there is nothing specific for them to look into you have wasted their time. There isn't any point in that.
But does the tool not show the url of the redirect? So if this is blocked you still dont get the ad?
Because I saw plenty of these and they seemed to stay blocked? Its a growing problem thats worse than email spam!
As an aside, lots of the mfas I blocked last month have reapeared again with same "sites" but different url. So blocking them must be more common than we think! And it must be hurting them to make them change url. The real answer is in googles hands of course. But they are not going to stop them anytime soon because the mfas are daft enough to feed most of their earnings straight back to google!
|But does the tool not show the url of the redirect? So if this is blocked you still dont get the ad? |
The ad address in the adsense url was from the redirecting server. When I blocked the whole redirecting server domain the ad eventually disappeared
But this is the one the tool showed so it works as expected then?
|But this is the one the tool showed so it works as expected then? |
Yes it does, I never suggested adsense preview didn't work correctly.
The advertiser's URL on the ad and in the adsense URL had the redirection server instead of the real advertiser's address. And that is the main matter for concern - why google is allowing well known redirection URL servers in the ads.
However this issue is easily fixed by adding well known URL redirection servers into our filters.
google just accept any site they dont give a #*$! they just wanna make money and never ban anyone who needs to be banned!
|Google need evidence to see what the problems are. A good rant may well help you feel better, but if there is nothing specific for them to look into you have wasted their time. There isn't any point in that. |
Wait! You're saying that we should make Google aware of the problem of MFAs? Nah. If I would be running a product like Adsense, I would know it inside out. Which is probably exactly the status at Google. They KNOW about all this, but they don't care. Why? I don't know. I let others speculate about this.
But I don't buy that they don't know about it.
maybe they are still unaware about specific advertisers who use redirection.
but let's be clear about that: it's not our job to weed out advertisers who break the tos!
we've already got our hands full with blocking shady mfas, that shouldn't be our job either.
few days ago i reported the first issue on my site. an advertiser who uses a redirection script to eb*y.com.
i guess they infrige even several adwords rules:
- neiter redirection page nor redirected landing page equal to url in ad copy
- not marked as affiliate
- keyword stuffed cloaked page with adsense on it for visitors who don't enter the page through an adsense click
i realized the scam as recently as i investigated the case, since the ad appeared constantly in my ad blocks for the wildest incoherent keywords. what beats everything, the ad is in the network for a long time.
i do not see that google has implemented a kind of quality control for advertisers respectively landing pages, let alone enforces them. i wonder if they do something in this case.
I only mentioning informing Google because on the few times I've emailed they usually reply the first time with one of the stock "Our technology...." emails in reply. Ask them to go away and investigate before they reply and they seem genuinely surprised there is any problem. I don't think they are entirely familiar with some of the flaws.
Emailing them may not get a resolve in individuals cases, but I don't think anyone could deny they probably are unaware of the magnitude of the problem, and strength of feeling there is about it.
|maybe they are still unaware about specific advertisers who use redirection. |
That is very unlikely.
I have been seeing mfa redirects for as long as I have been blocking mfa's. It would seemed that such high very percentage of mfa's have doing this that I have always assumed that it's common knowledge to members on this board.
|have been seeing mfa redirects for as long as I have been blocking mfa's. It would seemed that such high very percentage of mfa's have doing this that I have always assumed that it's common knowledge to members on this board. |
I wasn't talking about private redirects in my first post but use of public URL redirecting services (there is a bunch out there that allow to make your web page address tiny).
It is easy to block those by adding the server names of public redirectors to the filter list.
"GOD DAMMIT GOOGLE! fix your stuff NOW!"