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Nobody else's Adsense ads are displaying on other sites either
They used to be OK in IE6, FireFox and Opera and I have not (as far as I know...) installed any ad blocking plugins for Firefox.
I think (maybe) Firefox did an automatic update recently. Currenly it's version 220.127.116.11
Has anyone else seen this? It's a bit disconcerting that AdSense ads have sudddenly vanished without me having to take any steps to deliberately block them.
If other people are viewing my site via the same browser and have similarly "lost" MY Adsense ads, it's not exactly good for my business!
I'm aware that there are Ad blocking measures that can be added to FireFox - it's just that as far as I know, I didn't add any. Whether some other piece of software on my system did it for me, or whether an automatic Firefox update did it, I don't know yet.
Whatever did it, now I have to find it and get rid of it since I'd like to see which ads AdSense is serving on my site!
[edited by: btas2 at 6:10 pm (utc) on Feb. 16, 2006]
I tried a reinstallation of Firefox, but it doesn't allow you to chose to install in a new directory, so it just updates the existing files. That made no difference, but if it didn't rewrite configuration files, I guess it wouldn't.
I have not ever installed Adblocking software on my system as far as I know. I have the google toolbar in IE6 to prevent popups, but nothing in Firefox. I'm running AntiSpyware and AntiVirus stuff (Microsoft and AVG), but they've been on the system for years. They do update, but I'd be very surprised if either of them messed with AdSense support.
My IE ads are still perfectly targeted, same as ever.
I'm suspecting that maybe some other program I have messed with Firefox. I've heard of Adware being installed via viruses, I've never heard of Anti-Adware being secretly put on anyone's system! Maybe it's a Yahoo plot?
Try the following:
1. Make sure cookies and SSL 2.0 are enabled on Firefox
3. Clear your browser cache
4. Clear your browser cookies
If you follow these steps and still can't see ads, feel free to send me a sticky mail and we can investigate more.