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I have surfed on other people's sites with adsense, including the showcase sites on the google adsense homepage, and they are all loading VERY slowly, eventually not loading the ad.
Is it just me?
I'm on broadband and the page loaded fairly quickly. When I scanned down the Google ads were there already (that's the good news) - unfortunately, they were American public service ads.
No, tried again - this time 3 Jamie Oliver ads.
[edited by: ap_Rhys at 8:59 am (utc) on July 29, 2003]
Strange. This could be a location-based problem. I've had a friend here in Australia check it out, and it too loads slowly on her computer, and no adsense ad appears.
Then again, it could be an ISP-based problem. She is with the same ISP.
Any users here in Australia and not using Bigpond?
Even if it's either, it's a very curious problem.
Frequently at work, where I have IE 5.50.4807.2300 running on Windows 2000, I experience the same symptoms (my pages will only load as far as the Adsense script). Since I put them high on the page, nothing shows but the headline.
Even under IE 5.5, these symptoms are intermittent.
At home, running IE 6 on Windows XP, I never have this problem.
I emailed Google, and they responded with "Thanks, we're looking into it."
Please, anyone experiencing this, email Google about it, including your browser version and operating system.
They do not show in IE6.0.2800.1106
They also are not showing on a machine running Win 98 running IE6.0.2800.1106
They also do not show on my XP machine using Mozilla Firebird 0.6
If anyone wants the URL I can sticky it to them...
I havent heard back from Google yet...
[edited by: Jenstar at 5:29 pm (utc) on July 29, 2003]