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Anyone else get a Rejected ad requests warning?

   
10:44 am on Jul 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Got this message in my account:

"You have rejected ad requests, which will result in lost revenue"

When you click on the details link - it says "Rejected ad requests"


Ad unit "UNIT NAME" has been shown on "Incorrect sites", and the site is: "googleads.g.doubleclick.net"


I've searched google, and see a few others have this message - which has to be fixed by the 15 August 2012.


I havent changed my ads - or my site, so don't know why i've got this message.


Has anyone else got it, or had it before, or know any more about it?


Cheers!
5:04 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Mine appears near the top of the Home page of my AdSense account. It says, in a big red bar that goes right across the page: "You have rejected ad requests, which will result in lost revenue. See details."

It's right above a yellow bar message informing me "Your ads have recently appeared on websites you haven't authorized." etc.

Oh, and there's a red "1 Alerts" box on the top right. You can't miss it.
5:15 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I got rid of the Alert message by clicking x on the red bar.

Did you guys have a big decrease of revenue the last few days? Which day? Mine started on Saturday. I don't know if this alert is related to decrease of revenue or Adsense has a new panda update?
6:44 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)



Same here.
I think it is a bug on Adsense system if so many people receiving it lately.
7:01 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I don't know if it will help in diagnosis in this thread, but I have been calling Google AdSense code from "includes" files for static pages for years without problem, and I haven't gotten any messages or warnings.
However - Most of my main site is the forums which, obviously, are dynamic pages, but I don't run any includes on any dynamic pages.
8:28 am on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)



This started showing in my account too. It's showing a total of only 5 rejected requests out of hundreds of thousands of ad impressions, so I expect those 5 requests were anomalous rather than there being any problems with the code.
12:41 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure it's a bug of some kind if all these people got it at once. I would be very wary of blocking anything; better you wait it out. You also might check the Google forum where they actually have Google types.
1:11 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)



Exact same thing here..

I don't use frames, but I have a frame buster.
2:37 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Elsmarc, my ads are all called from includes also.
5:15 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It's not a bug, It's just something new. If you follow the instructions there are couple of solutions. One of them is adding an extra line to your adsense ad code declaring the correct page address where the ad is intended to be shown. Personally I just clicked on the X and closed the red warning. If the ads are not showing up then the system is sensing an invalid activity on the loaders side(in my case ib.adnxs.com), the website is not listed in the trusted websites list and I have canonical tag set up(don't really understand the need to put the same canonical thing in each ad unit, unless the scraper deletes it on load). So to hell with it...
6:38 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)



Ugh...Adding an extra line of adsense code to thousands of pages with 3 adblocks each is not something that seems like a good solution!

I'm not making any changes until this has settled for a few days. Probably a bug.
7:46 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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LavingRunatic that's what sed is very useful for. :D
9:06 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I just now got this message. I don't and never have used iframes. I'm not currently using includes as such, but am using a CMS that has areas that act like includes.

So, what do we do now? Sit and wait and see what happens?
11:42 pm on Aug 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Coincidence or not my revenue dropped after this warning message appeared. My Page CTR is usually around 2% now it is 1.30%. Also what is strange is "The errors listed below will result in blank ads being displayed on affected pages starting August 14, 2012. Please make sure that you fix these errors before then."

August 14, 2012? I got that on August 27, 2012
12:01 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Just got this in my account today too, or just noticed it today. No frames here either.
3:51 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I found this in Help:

Some accounts incorrectly notified about rejected ad requests

Details: We recently changed the way our system surfaces alerts related to rejected ad requests. This has resulted in some publishers seeing an alert in their AdSense accounts about needing to fix rejected ad requests, though no action is required on their part.
We're quickly working to fix this so that only publishers who need to take action will see the alert. We hope to have this resolved in the next couple of days, and we'll update the known issues page when the update is live. If you are concerned about this alert, please check your account after that, and if you still see the notice, follow the instructions in the Help Center to resolve the issue. Note that the vast majority (over 90%) of publishers now seeing this notification will not see it after the fix. If the instructions in the Help Center don't seem to apply to you, you are probably one of the publishers who should not be seeing this alert notification.
4:21 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thank you, ember. I think this applies to me, and probably most, if not all, of those posting here.
8:09 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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They are not even able to manage their network correctly and they date to close account without warning, hate them more and more !
8:54 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Glad I read this. I have the same message.
10:16 am on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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thx ember.

My usual average revenue seems to be back since yesterday. I'm not sure if the drop of revenue that happened the last 3 days is related to this error. Very strange.
1:57 pm on Aug 29, 2012 (gmt 0)



Thanks ember. I figured that such a message would surface. Glad I didn't do a bunch of work to try to fix it!

And @jbayabas, my revenue returned to normal levels yesterday too.
11:15 pm on Aug 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Alert message is gone from my account.
12:20 am on Aug 31, 2012 (gmt 0)



Mine too...and today my Adsense revenue has plummeted again. Coincidence?
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