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Public service ads across the entire Google network

     
9:57 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I was a little shocked to see public service ads on my website. So I went ahead and checked a few other sites, some large, some not so large and either their ad was blank or showing public service.

Issues at Googleplex I guess. Anyhow just posting so users know they're not alone and don't panic.

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9:59 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I am seeing them on all my sites too. I came here to see if others have the same problem.
10:00 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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ads are showing for me.
10:05 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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They seem to be back now. I think it was showing psa for a short while.
10:06 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I saw it and almost fainted until I checked other sites. The ads are back on now.
10:07 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yeah ads are back! Phew. Short n sweet
10:41 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I had them too.

I immediately went to sign in hoping and grimacing that I didn't have a Google "Dear John (Buz) Letter" waiting for me.

Glad to see others had the same thing.

10:45 pm on Aug 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We experienced a very brief (under 5 minutes) issue that caused Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to appear on publisher pages for a few minutes this afternoon. Our engineers diagnosed and resolved the issue immediately, and your ads should now be back to normal. Thanks for reporting this, and we appreciate your patience.

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Our engineers diagnosed and resolved the issue immediately

Come on...tell us what caused this, it's interesting:-)

3:10 pm on Sept 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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We noticed this blip, and it doesn't seem to of gone away...! The site is content rich and shouldn't suffer from no relevant advertisers, it has a valid privacy policy, yet on most (not all) pages there is nothing but the grey PSAs!

Is anyone else seeing an ongoing problem?

3:30 pm on Sept 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I just looked at one of my sites, and I am having the "no adverts at all" problem still.

Had to go to a site that wasn't mine that has adsense on it, then went back to mine, and they've appeared again.