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Adsense units disappearing

adsense units disappearing on website edit

     
11:01 am on Feb 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
I have run adsense units for several years and recently wanted to remove some other affiliate ads from my webpages - the adsense code was not touched or altered in any way. The problem is that when I removed the other affiliate ads and uploaded the pages, the google adsense units disappeared completely with no reference to them at all in the browser

When I checked the code after uploading, it had changed and changed not only on the source code via the webpage, but also in my webpage creation software. Unit sizes etc, had somehow been deleted.

I checked in my adsense account and all sites and pages are still showing as active.

I waited a day to see if Google was stopping the ads due to my editing, but the following day, still not ads appeared. Checked with my other computer, my tablet and my wife's PC and still no ads. Did a search on line, and could find no reference to this happening at all.

On other as yet unedited pages, the Ads are showing, so it doesn't seem to be anything to do with the machines I am viewing them on. I use Pagebreeze Pro web creation software.

Has anyone had problems with this before?
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6:07 pm on Feb 7, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Look at your online web page in a browser and view source code in a plain text editor. From what you have described, I'll bet you have made an unintended error somehow.
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Thanks for your reply IanCP. I did as you suggested and seems that the problem lies with Pagebreeze Pro. When I edit any page and save the changes, it seems to erase some of the Adsense code that was intact before my edit. So I copied and pasted the code into Notepad re-entered the Adsense code and and then saved as html and the code remained intact and the Adsense units are displaying again. I don't know why Pagebreeze is acting in this way as it does not change any other codes or scripts, but I will investigate. At least I know where the problem is now..
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I won't open a new topic because I have a similar problem. In the last few days one of my sites is having problem with ads, they don't appear as often as they should. I mean when I open/refresh the page sometimes they appear, sometimes not. In the stats I see that they only show 50% of time. I haven't changed this (async) code since September. Also, it is only affecting 2 ads, 728x90 and other custom size responsive ad. Third custom size ad is not affected. Don't know what's going on.
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Thanks for the responses. What I have realized that when I past the Adsense code into the html editor of Pagebreeze Pro it stays complete, but once I save the webpage the details of the ad size/type etc, gets erased from the code. I can resolve it by copying the code BEFORE saving in Page in Pagebreeze and pasting in Wordpad ++ that I used to create all my webpages in. I then save as .html file and the code stays in tact. So I am thinking that the problem lies in Pagebreeze. The strange thing is that it is only the Adsense code gets affected, all other codes of other affiliates, stay in tact. It happens only when I save the pages. I am thinking that this has been going on for some time,
@HowYesNo + This may help shine some light on your problem,.. I was not getting any ads appearing at any time. And it would sound to me as they may be a problem with your ads connecting with your account on Adsense, and I would check there. I have had similar problems in the past. I tested this with the copy of one of my pages and renamed it, and stripped all other links from it, just had text and the Adsense ad. It worked perfectly. I then one at a time, added other affiliate codes/scripts and found one that was causing the problem. I can't remember what it was now, but I re-captured the code from the affiliate site and found it to be interfering with my Adsense code.
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HowYesNo - I'm having an ad serving problem as well, and I've reported it but Google doesn't seem to think it's an issue. I think it's a huge isse. What you might want to do is creating blank HTML pages with analytics tracking on them, and set them as the fall back in your ad units. That way you can find out in your Analytics how many times those pages get called - and you'll get some idea of how your ads are not showing. I can't be the only one seeing this.
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@ derek zen
What I have realized that when I past the Adsense code into the html editor of Pagebreeze Pro it stays complete, but once I save the webpage the details of the ad size/type etc, gets erased from the code

Pagebreeze Pro is supposed to be a HTML text editor - one I have not encountered, but one which should not behave in that fashion. Does it also upload the modified page to your server as well?

I'm trying to visualise where something is going wrong. Is Pagebreeze saving your file correctly to your drive? Look at the saved file in something independent of Pagebreeze. Saved as you would expect? Yes/No?

How do you transfer your file to the server? Is something going wrong in the transfer [which should be ASCII]?

I'm fascinated...
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Thanks for your answers. After some testing and zero success, I completely removed those 2 faulty ads and replaced it with freshly generated codes (ads are not responsive now), and also created 2 new channels, and baaaam my ad impressions doubled with the same traffic.
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@IanCP + Yes, the code with Adsense gets changed on saving to may drive. And the changes remain on my drive. I open local files in Chrome, Firefox. IE and MS Edge and they upload to my server in the same way. I also use Filezilla, but it is not in the uploading, it is something to do with the saving. I tried it on a blank page with no other code on it. Saved the page to hard drive and the code immediately deleted the details of the ad unit.
Page Breeze Pro has a WYSIWYG page editor too which I find useful for laying out my pages - so for the time being, I am resigned to laying out my page, going to the Pagebreeze code window, copying and pasting into Wordpad ++, and then entering the Adsense code and saving the page as HTML. I don't think the transfer process can be a problem, as it is happening before transfer takes place and what makes it weird is that it is only Google Adsense code that gets corrupted. I think will need to go to the Pagebreeze site and inform them about it.
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Download a free version of NoteTab then open one of your affected files with it. Modify to what you want and save it back to your hard drive.

Try and find a free FTP program to send the file to your server in ASCII format, I use WS_FTP which I purchased nearly 20 years ago.

Once on your server, look at the "source code" in a browser of your choice. See if that helps.
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Thanks, I will try this. Yes, I used to have WS_FTP. I then changed computers and downloaded FileZilla from my webhost site.
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HowYesNo - I'm having an ad serving problem as well, and I've reported it but Google doesn't seem to think it's an issue. I think it's a huge isse.


They claimed my low fill rate (75% according to them but I think it's actually much lower) was tied to a www._/non www. issue.

I set up a permanent redirect in the htaccess file and guess what -- nothing changed.

They said a 95% fill was their target, haven't seen that in at least six months.