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7:27 pm on Feb 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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anyone else seeing this today? I'm missing all adverts - alternate url and all.

Does this mean there are issues? No emails saying "were sorry.. blah blah" yet either.

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not so far Byron, hate to tell you this but I dont like the sound of it. Email G ASAP. The last time I heard something similar, G had dropped a publisher after he failed to respond to warnings about invalid clicks. Turns out he never recieved the email because it got blocked as Spam or something. So check whether your emails are not getting blocked or filtered by the service provider on the way in. Use an alternate email address just in case.

I hope its just a technical issue in your case and gets sorted out. Try from another IP address to see your website or something and let us know.

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Missing adverts & alternate ads is usually because a domain is blocked for whatever reason. Are you able to login to your account without problems?

I would contact the AdSense team, but be sure to include an alternate email address they can cc - preferably one that isn't on the same ISP/domain as your main one you use for AdSense.

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Just seems to be random. I wonder if it is just a network issue or adsense issue.

I'll be sure to update an alertnate email, i usually use my yahoo account anyway so i don't fill my business accounts with spam.

Happened a couple of times but everything is back.

I did ask to be setup as a themed site and the person said Google is working on this technology (because i was being psa'd to death) so i wonder if they're rolling out upgrades or rebooting servers when i see this happen.

It messes up the formatting of my pages when these ads dissapear, so i guess i need to go through and build tables where i have this stuff if this will conitnue to happen off and on

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This has happened before. It's not just my site as I've checked other sites that have AdSense ads and they are not displaying on those sites either (including those of people who post here). I hope this is very temporary.
4:02 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Have to say mine are showing.
4:07 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Showing here in GERMANY too!
4:17 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i started a thread on this earlier and thought it was just me. I get the same thing - random missing ads - not even my alternate ads showing up.

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They are still not displaying for me. I'm using IE6. Which browser are you using?
4:25 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Blue Fin

I am using IE 6 and tested my site just after you posted your first comment and everything was OK

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4:37 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just tested mine with both IE6 and NS6. Working fine.
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Jenstar, I can log into my account just fine and I did send a message to AdSense at the same time I posted here. Haven't heard back from them yet, although I wouldn't have expected to this quickly.
4:42 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It's just random over the past few days for me - however my CTR and earnings has fallen by a good percentage as well since i noticed this happening.
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It shouldn't effect your CTR if the code isn't loading, but obviously it will effect earnings.
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Is anyone else still unable to see their AdSense ads? I'm sure it is effecting others because my Impressions are very low today. My CTR is a tiny bit higher than usual but unrelated to this issue.
6:50 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I just checked one of my sites and the ads seem to be loading fine
6:51 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Its random.. i'm back to seeing no ads :(

When i noticed this a few days ago is when my earnings fell. hmm

6:54 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just did a test.
Hit website from PC - no ad
Hit website from laptop - see ads

Laptop is on same network - just wireless. Both are running Winxp/ie6

weird.

7:13 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Are you running an ad-blocking program or installed something recently that could have this capability built-in (such as an internet security or firewall type of program)?
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My ads are back now. I've done absolutely nothing on my end.

Jenstar, this has nothing to do with firewall or ad blocking software. They were displaying fine earlier this morning and then they just stopped when I posted four hours ago.

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Blue_Fin, I know you are well aware of issues with vanishing and unclickable ads with various ad-blocking "feature" programs out there, but many are not, which is why I mentioned it. There is still at least one thread a week from someone who does have this issue.
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Have we learned of any ad blocking software that completely obscures AdSense ads? I'm aware of the inability to click issue, but I was not aware of any software completely blocking AdSense ads and not even allowing the site to maintain the space that the AdSense ads occupied.

I think you may be referring to something else.

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Yes, there is a program that does this - it was pricey for what it offered and I doubt it will ever be something considered remotely mainstream. I can't remember the name of it, but it was posted in AdSense, Adwords or the Advertising forum. There are probably others than do this as well, but I have only checked the well-known ones that "Joe Average Surfer" would have installed.

There has also been the browser issue that resulted in AdSense being completely removed, leaving a blank space where it should have been.

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OK, thanks. My AdSense Impressions suggest that the ads were not being displayed to a significant number of visitors to my site during that almost 4 hour period.
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funny thing was - i cleared my browsser cache (didn't touch my cookies) and that worked.

I wonder if there was a modification on the javascript code that i cached during transition... i'm seeing all ads normally now.

strange.

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Just started happening again and I never received a response to message I sent through the AdSense interface yesterday morning. I'm disappointed in that. Tech support should be more prompt in responding. Anything longer than 24 hours isn't acceptable.
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There are two quite common reasons why Google doesn't show an Adsense ad. Firstly the visitor may have javascript turned off or be viewing the page in a browser that doesn't incorporate javascript. Secondly Google may not be able to find an advert for the page (although usually it displays a PSA or your alternate ad instead).
11:15 pm on Feb 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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True, we know that there are adblockers or probelms - however. There should always been an ad - PSA/Alternate or a google ad.

We are experiencing this on clean browsers ourselves - not something we noticed from surfers flying through. Just random blank spots for no reason.

12:33 am on Feb 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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> blocking adsense

just put the ad server address in your "hosts" file.