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New strangeness: Some ads have blank titles

Anyone else seeing this?

     
2:30 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Tonight I'm seeing something with Adsense I've never seen before. Seemingly at random times, some ads in a 120x600 skyscraper are blank where the ad title (bold underlined part) should be. It's not always all 4 ads in the ad unit but I've seen as much as two ads at a time broken.

It is doing this across all my sites that have skyscrapers, and it does it both the same in MSIE and Firefox.

Anyone else seeing this?

2:43 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm also seeing this on a totally separate computer at my residence. That computer has MSIE and Netscape and it happens in both browsers.
3:00 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's also doing it for me in the preview tool. Sticky me if you'd like to see a screen-grab of it.

Is no one else seeing this?

3:09 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you moved your mouse over the empty title spots to see if the link is still active?

I've noticed over the past month that some 120x600, 160x600 links have changed colors.

Maybe Google is experimenting with something and temporarily changed the link color to the background color.

Sounds weird, I know.

3:52 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Well... after about an hour it all just went back to normal...
4:24 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nope. It's back. Not on my site, but now on a competitor of mine. Preview tool screen shots upon request. I've emailed G about it.
4:54 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yup - I just saw it in one of my skyscrapers too. Weird.
4:55 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)



"It's not always all 4 ads in the ad unit but I've seen as much as two ads at a time broken. "

This is normal. sometimes 3, 2 or 1 ads

4:59 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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> This is normal. sometimes 3, 2 or 1 ads

No it's not. Ads - no matter how many happen to be showing - typically have titles.

6:02 am on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)



In my recent first post here, i was not talking about titles. I was answering the number of ads in the ad block
4:03 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've just seen this in both a leaderboard and a large rectangle. The first two ads in the leaderboard were missing titles, and all four ads in the rectangle were missing their titles.

I think I smell a bug.

4:41 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi
Same happned here but..........."Things" seems to be to OK now.
4:52 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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seems eBay title in ALL adsense ads is missing!
7:50 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All types of ads across all verticals have random blank titles. What i mean by blank is not visible to the eye but clickable and viewable to a mouseover.

This is costing me a ton of money i am sure and probably costing clients as a whole tens of thousands.

IMHO, I think this is the most important subject at this time and hope to get a response from a rep :)

9:03 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I reported this yesterday to G. I pointed out the globalness of the situation and included screenshots of the preview tool with multiple blank titles. They replied today with a thank you for your report, my site looks OK to them now, and a boilerplate response of flush your caches, etc.

I think it appears to come and go because only some of the ad servers are affected. If you see it yourself, report it to G!

10:43 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing it on my site too. One of those:

"Looking to find Widget products? Browse our Widget directory."

I'm guessing it's ebay. Blank title and the "Ads by Google" is somewhat obstructed.

10:46 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yep seeing it here in the UK Firefox on OSX
10:59 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Seeing it here in US FF...
10:59 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing it too

Mac OS X, Safari

11:03 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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ASA! Are you listening? I tried to report this and I was brushed off... There is a bug in the ad generation somewhere!
11:04 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Have you moved your mouse over the empty title spots to see if the link is still active?

The one I'm looking at is active...it just doesn't go through google.

ann

11:20 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That is wierd.

I see some of my old ads that have been running for a year doing that in the preview tool but not even showing on my page...I wonder, could it be some advertisers that is behind in paying and Google is so busy has not had time to kill the ads? Maybe...?

Ann

11:21 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Here, too, on several sites. Netherlands.
11:21 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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11:24 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same here, the titles for ebay and yahoo travel are missing, yet active
11:28 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It's not only the title text that is missing. In some instances, some of the description text is missing too. My ebay ad right now says:

"Products and information about ."

11:29 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Definately a global issue.
11:33 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yup, here in new Zealand as well.
11:45 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I got the same thing happening here too, about 1/3 of my titles are missing?
11:50 pm on Aug 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm currently seeing one missing title on an ad by target.com

This is definitely a bug.

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