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9:53 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I run a site with a significant forum, showing predominantly Adsense.

Over the past couple of days a number of users are reporting pop-up surveys appearing. After some searching it would appear a number of other websites are experiencing similar issues.

The forum software varies, but Adsense is a theme.

I haven't unfortunately been able to replicate it on my own site.

I was wondering whether anyone has experienced similar?
10:38 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Someone here mentioned pop ups or modal windows on adsense a few months back..
11:31 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It's a new product for advertisers.

[google.com...]
1:14 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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With pop ups blocked I haven't seen if these are appearing in my browsing or not. If I had seen one I would probably have assumed it was fake and run a full virus check.
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How do we get paid for this? Per Click? Per survey submitted? or ?
6:32 am on Nov 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It's a new product for advertisers.
Netmeg, that link you sent doesn't mention anything about pop-ups.
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Right, but I've seen the survey, and it pops up. That's how it's implemented.

I don't think they've been very widely used as yet, I only very occasionally run into them.

Supposedly publishers are paid, but I have no idea how it works. I guess you have to apply:

[services.google.com...]

From what it says though, it wants news publishers and "premium" publishers, so they're probably thinking it only makes sense on those sites where they're likely to get a lot of surveys.
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This is not that, this is definitely 'dodgy'.

I have found some more info about this here:

[productforums.google.com...]
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It it is part of Adsense, then it is rather odd that we cannot have adverts in pop-up windows, but these awful things are allowed. I wouldn't want them on my sites. It is one way to piss-off a visitor.
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I agree, I only allow the types of adverts that I'm prepared to endure myself and pop-ups/unders are most definitely not on that list.

Google are looking into this, so hopefully they will get to the bottom of this.
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Your link didn't work for me, billuk, so I don't know what you are referring to.

LW you have been around long enough to know that what applies to Google doesn't apply to us peasants.
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Apologies, this should be ok:
[groups.google.com...]
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THAT sounds like some kind of browser infecting malware. I doubt that Google is serving it, but something else might be triggering it when it comes across Google ads.

It also could be something along the lines of this, that got passed around last month (and is sure sobering)

[paidcontent.org...]
3:53 pm on Nov 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Earlier yesterday I disabled the vast majority of the 3rd party networks within Adsense and from the feedback of users so far it looks to have 'solved' it.

Your link is indeed disturbing, reminded me of the ISP replacing adverts thing from a while back.
 

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