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1:44 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed a number of link units appearing within an ad unit. I've seen them in skyscrapers as well as 336x280.

How do you get rid of them ?
4:17 am on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Early tests seem to indicate that it is only affecting the old style code. I am replacing the old code with new, and the link units are no longer appearing within the ad units.
2:02 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Further tests have shown that it is the old style code that is causing it. I see it on other sites that use the old code. It doesn't happen on all sizes.

If you use the old-style code, then it may be an idea to check. It could be a cause behind a drop in earnings.
2:25 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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How old was the code?
2:41 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Here is an example...

<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-0000000000000000";
google_ad_width = 250;
google_ad_height = 250;
google_ad_format = "250x250_as";
google_ad_type = "text_image";
//2007-10-17: abcdefghijk
google_ad_channel = "1234567890";
google_color_border = "CACD5A";
google_color_bg = "040404";
google_color_link = "FDFD03";
google_color_text = "CACD5A";
google_color_url = "FFFFCC";//--></script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
8:53 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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BTW, this is happening in IE6 (don't know about later versions.) Everything looks normal in Firefox, so if you are checking with that, you won't see it.
9:56 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Sometimes I really wish we could see what posters were talking about with issues like this.

I wonder if this is link units or site links [support.google.com]?

Another link [adwords.blogspot.com...]
10:11 pm on Mar 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Neither of those, Ken_b

I am talking about adsense, not serps.

Think of a 336 x280 ad unit.

Instead of getting 4 adverts, I see 3 adverts and 3 (sometimes 4) link units where the last advert should be.

Same thing for a wide skyscraper:
advert
advert
advert
link units.

Only happens with old code and IE6 (no idea of later versions).
11:23 pm on Mar 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
11:22 am on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Ah, that is an old school post.

So that is what you see?
1:31 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So that is what you see?
I do see it... on my site and others with the old-style code, but I am replacing my code with the new style (which doesn't produce adverts like that).
 

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