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Popup survey through Adsense?
billuk




msg:4516064
 9:53 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I run a site with a significant forum, showing predominantly Adsense.

Over the past couple of days a number of users are reporting pop-up surveys appearing. After some searching it would appear a number of other websites are experiencing similar issues.

The forum software varies, but Adsense is a theme.

I haven't unfortunately been able to replicate it on my own site.

I was wondering whether anyone has experienced similar?

 

Leosghost




msg:4516076
 10:38 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Someone here mentioned pop ups or modal windows on adsense a few months back..

netmeg




msg:4516087
 11:31 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's a new product for advertisers.

[google.com...]

piatkow




msg:4516115
 1:14 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

With pop ups blocked I haven't seen if these are appearing in my browsing or not. If I had seen one I would probably have assumed it was fake and run a full virus check.

ken_b




msg:4516135
 3:00 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

How do we get paid for this? Per Click? Per survey submitted? or ?

Lame_Wolf




msg:4516192
 6:32 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's a new product for advertisers.
Netmeg, that link you sent doesn't mention anything about pop-ups.
netmeg




msg:4516337
 2:56 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Right, but I've seen the survey, and it pops up. That's how it's implemented.

I don't think they've been very widely used as yet, I only very occasionally run into them.

Supposedly publishers are paid, but I have no idea how it works. I guess you have to apply:

[services.google.com...]

From what it says though, it wants news publishers and "premium" publishers, so they're probably thinking it only makes sense on those sites where they're likely to get a lot of surveys.

billuk




msg:4516345
 3:25 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is not that, this is definitely 'dodgy'.

I have found some more info about this here:

[productforums.google.com...]

Lame_Wolf




msg:4516372
 4:28 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

It it is part of Adsense, then it is rather odd that we cannot have adverts in pop-up windows, but these awful things are allowed. I wouldn't want them on my sites. It is one way to piss-off a visitor.

billuk




msg:4516376
 4:39 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

I agree, I only allow the types of adverts that I'm prepared to endure myself and pop-ups/unders are most definitely not on that list.

Google are looking into this, so hopefully they will get to the bottom of this.

netmeg




msg:4516395
 6:03 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Your link didn't work for me, billuk, so I don't know what you are referring to.

LW you have been around long enough to know that what applies to Google doesn't apply to us peasants.

billuk




msg:4516408
 6:29 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Apologies, this should be ok:
https://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/d/msg/adsense/-/89eM-mpYR10J.

netmeg




msg:4516455
 7:09 pm on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

THAT sounds like some kind of browser infecting malware. I doubt that Google is serving it, but something else might be triggering it when it comes across Google ads.

It also could be something along the lines of this, that got passed around last month (and is sure sobering)

[paidcontent.org...]

billuk




msg:4516807
 3:53 pm on Nov 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Earlier yesterday I disabled the vast majority of the 3rd party networks within Adsense and from the feedback of users so far it looks to have 'solved' it.

Your link is indeed disturbing, reminded me of the ISP replacing adverts thing from a while back.

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