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Your Adsense not showing in IE6

Is it an IE6 Bug? A Adsense Cookie? or just me?

     
6:36 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've noticed sometimes my site's adsense disappears for me in IE6, but works fine for others. Why? This never happened before the Oct 2 Update. Any ideas? My javascript is on. Anyone else getting similar disppearings?
7:20 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Me too. IE6 shows zilch. Opera browser displays them.

Very odd as 2 hours previous there wasnt a problem.

I haven't change the adsense code for nigh on 2 months either, its more or less the original code.

Was there a requirement to add the 'new' updated code, whn the tos were updated perhaps?

7:25 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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When I first heard of Adsense I was trying to find a site with them on it and I couldn't and I tried and searched again and tried again and finally I realized that my anti-virus/adblocking software prevented me from seeing them at all. So...I still don't see them unless I turn off adblocking...which ain't gunna happen. ;)
7:39 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmmn and now they are back! Very odd indeed.

<edit>Looks like I spoke too soon. Theyre not showing now.</edit>

8:57 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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They are off on all my website again!
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hmm.. it's displaying on my site.
10:44 pm on Oct 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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FWIW This happened to my assistant's computer - I changed the IE setting to:

tools >> settings >> content >> every visit to the page

from "automatically" and it fixed it for whatever reason.

6:37 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Cheers Patrick, tried your suggestion - didn't work though.

And they were not showing again this morning, 5 minutes later they reappeared. This is very odd behaviour.

I did read a similar thing about this in another forum. This person (also on ie6) couldnt see adwords on google. Other people in the same office, same network, same os etc could.

<begin conspiracy theory>Perhaps m$ are testing an implant designed to attack googles revenue streams...</end>

6:53 am on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is not working for me...
But, I also can't see the ads on other sites (not mine) that should display Adsense.

Anyone asked google about this?

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I think this is a big problem...
There is certainly a bug somewhere and if we do not act we may loose many impressions.

The facts: Adsense ads are not showing every time in IE6. I check my sites, no Adsense ads, I check competitors website, no Adsense ads. Then later AdSense ads are showing again. Then, they disappear again.

Another fact: even if you see the ads every time, you are loosing impressions! I am certainly not the only one who is experiencing this problem, many other webmasters reported this. And I am not talking now about "normal visitors" who don't even know what is adsense and don't notice that ads are not showing.

My impressions are lower with about 15-20%. I'm not saying this is 100% because of this problem, but I'm sure that all of you will notice lower impressions.

The question here: What should we do to resolve this problem?

12:33 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've found the following to help.

1. Clear your history - it often brings adsense back (don't ask me why)

2. Revert to IE 5.5 and then upgrade back to 6.0

3. Turn JS off, reboot and turn js back on in IE's Internet Options.

1:31 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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well... it is not me who want to see the ads...

And I won't go telling my visitors to go through several painful paths just to see some advertising.

This is incredible. It did not happen to me until today.

I will wait one day or two to see if there is some annoncement by Google. Then I will email them asking to solve this asap.

Enrique

1:37 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I take back my earlier suggestions.

Adsense is now not working no matter what I do :-(

1:44 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It seems to have a random behaviour...

GRRRR!

6:49 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Same is happening to me since yesterday.
they simply donot appear on all of my site.
this is really ODD i guess.
7:00 pm on Oct 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This behavior just appeared suddenly. Ads show here on my Netscape browser but not IE. Glad to hear that is just isn't me though.
4:35 am on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Solution: I asked google and they replied.

Just flush your cache it will fix it instantly.

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That's really not a solution because it doesn't address why this has just recently begun to happen nor how to deal with it vis a vis our website visitors.

It just happened to me again (checked several sites running Adsense and no ads appeared on any of them) and then two minutes later, they were all fine. I had not cleared my cache.

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my server pageviews has stayed the same, increased even
but my adviews have dropped. It's definitely affecting revenue as the majority of Internet users use IE 6
8:40 am on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Impressions, CTR and earnings for yesterday don't suggest that there is a major problem. In fact, they were above average for a Sunday. So is it only us webmasters getting this? Or is it such a rare occurance that it's having no noticeable effect on stats?

Very frustrating.

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My guess is that it is impacting us by about 5%. For larger sites, that could easily mean hundreds of dollars per month in revenue.

Because daily swings (and same day week to week swings) can be more than 5%, it will not be evident in your stats unless it starts happening to a greater extent.

I am also reading similar comments on other message boards. In fact, I posted a link to this thread on another message board yesterday.

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"Just flush your cache it will fix it instantly. "

That's a high class stupid reply from Google. I don't want to see the ads! I want my visitors to see the ads!

It is something like: "Hey visitor, just flush your cache and you will be able to see some ads that will earn me money! Don't forget to ckick them!"

They must fix this problem that it seems to have started a couple of days ago.

I'm emailing them right now.

Enrique

2:33 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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But the problem is that G didn't make your web browser. This is an IE issue not a G issue.
3:24 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Oh come on Patrick!

IE is *the* most used browser on the net - if I wanted to successfully distribute a series of contextual adverts over a wide network of computers, my number one priority would be to ensure that they displayed across the most used medium.

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It took many refreshes and new browser instances for my ads to show up on my AOL account.

Bummer.

4:48 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Very odd... like others have said, it doesn't work for me in IE 6. But also, like others, it's not really affecting the views and clicks (about a 5-10% drop)...

Does anyone know exactly what Google changed in the Oct. 2nd update to affect this, or was it a recent IE fix?

5:25 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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IE6 is working for me, i.e., ads are being displayed.

Revenue is down. This is mainly due to a 40% drop in the per click rate. But, this trend started back in mid-August for us.

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There is something fishy.

My partner has IE6 installed and he can see the ads. I've just cleared the temporal files from IE and Norton Antivirus detected about three virus (trojans or whatever bad file they were).

After that, Ads started showing.

My partner didn't clear the cache and he sees the ads. I cleared the cache and three Antivirus alarms arose.

Perhaps there was an attack towards adsense starting a couple of days?

Well, perhaps this is a bit paranoic, but who knows...

Enrique

8:10 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to be spending some time putting AdSense on one of my sites next week and don't want to be chasing my tail.

Just wanted to bump this up to see if anybody found a valid reason for what was happening. Is "Just flush your cache it will fix it instantly" still the official G response or was something else involved?

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I can confirm again that this is not affecting stats or our earnings. They have been at their best level ever.

(Which is confusing as obviously some of my visitors must be seeing blank space where ads should be)

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