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"Click to Start Blocking Ads"

No, no, no, no.

     
8:45 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering about the ads on 2 of my pages - thought I would check.

Big block - big print - all caps -
"CLICK TO START BLOCKING ADS"
"Ad Remover" AT BOTTOM

VERY persistent on both pages - a million refreshes produced nothing else.
I raced to my "Ads Review" page, and the ad wasn't there, so I couldn't block it.
WHO IS THIS? Can't see the ad, and can't click on it. Don't even get to know WTH it is!

I saw just ONE solution. AdSense will NEVER see their ads on these pages, EVER again.
What am ? Just a POS to be screwed with? I can't believe this.

Doesn't AdSense realize that, for many publishers, user perception TOTALLY OVERRIDES serving cr@ppy ads.
The ads are gone, and will stay gone. FOREVER, on these pages. ALL ADS.
What kind of strategy is this, by AdSense?

How about CONTEXTUAL ADS? Ever thought of that? Ancient history, it seems.
Nothing matters to them now, but wringing out every penny, AT ANY COST.
The cost is WAY TOO HIGH for me, when user perception of my site is DESTROYED.
Users only see garbage, and they are correct.

Time to go check more ads.
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9:10 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Why don't you tell us what you really think? (just kidding!)

Contextual can be approached by turning off interest based. As for your pages, how are you seeing this? In your browser? Do your users see it? Are you running an ad blocker yourself? What do your site logs show? Have there been any changes made by hackers, etc?

Need a little more info.
9:21 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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By matching up the logo online, i found that the culprit is [adremover.org....]

1. It seems really strange that AdSense would serve me this ad.
2. It is even more strange that they beat the hail out of me with it, showing no other ad.
3. It is WAY MORE STRANGE that they won't SHOW IT TO ME, or allow me to block it.

It is (was) in my Safari browser.
Don't know if users see it (they DON'T see it now!).
I have never attempted to run an ad blocker.
Can't see my logs, because my host has no provision for that. (Wouldn't know what I was looking at, anyway.)
Haven't seen any hackers for years (Turkey, Romania). Not malicious, just showing me what they could do.
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10:02 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Third party ad networks 's ads are not always showing in the Ad review center.

You can try to add the URL of this site to the list of blocked URL.

I wonder who pays $10 / mo to block ads when there are totally free solutions!
10:08 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I wonder who pays $10 / mo to block ads when there are totally free solutions!

People who don't know they're being scammed, probably.
11:25 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've seen about a dozen different ads for various ad blockers, some for desktop software, some for browser extensions. Most domains start with "ad..." so they're fairly easy to locate and block.

Whether or not they show up in the Ads Review Center to be blocked or not, you can block the ad and/or the domain in real time using the Google Publisher Toolbar (browser extension) in Chrome.
11:37 pm on Mar 5, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Third party ad networks's ads are not always showing in the Ad review center.

No way do I enable ANY of the over 3,000 "Me-too" networks. Just AdSense.

Whether or not they show up in the Ads Review Center to be blocked or not, you can block the ad and/or the domain in real time using the Google Publisher Toolbar (browser extension) in Chrome.

I don't touch Chrome any more. WAAAAY too much going on with that spyware.
12:05 am on Mar 6, 2018 (gmt 0)

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IMO if you don't use Chrome (at least do testing) you can miss a lot of what's going on with Google Adsense, especially with:

Ad Experience Reviews [support.google.com]

The Initial Better Ads Standards [betterads.org]
8:43 am on Mar 6, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I blocked the adremover, opera a while go.

There's nothing wrong with Chrome, it totally depends on user behavior. I've never got any malware, popups in Chrome as I always avoid suspicious sites and unnecessary extension.
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There's nothing wrong with Chrome, it totally depends on user behavior. I've never got any malware, popups in Chrome as I always avoid suspicious sites and unnecessary extension.

@Sally Stitts suggested that Google Chrome, itself, is a spyware, not that it is insecure.
2:17 pm on Mar 6, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@Travis
Third party ad networks 's ads are not always showing in the Ad review center.

That is a big claim, how do you support it? It is definitely not my experience.

@Sally
No way do I enable ANY of the over 3,000 "Me-too" networks. Just AdSense.

Just to be clear, when one blocks third party networks what remains is AdWords not AdSense. I realize that this is a detail but it is an important distinction.
I assume then that you are aware that AdWords does not offer CPM bids, instead they offer AV-CPM where AV stands for active view. In my experience CPM bids provide a good portion of my earnings, and blocking third parties has had a significant negative impact on my earnings and has little to no impact on stopping low quality or spammy ads. I personally allow all networks but aggressively use the ad-balancer.

As for these ad-blocker ads. I suspect that they are being pushed by the same spammers that advertise the pdf-converters and other useless apps, better known as the green button ads.
5:17 am on Mar 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yeah. Green button ads by another name.
NEW STRATEGY.
Serve me more of the same, and you will NEVER see AdSense on that page again.
I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE MONEY - IT ISN'T THAT MUCH ANYWAY.
These cr@@@p ads are all over the place, WTH is AdSense trying to accomplish?
Advertisers are allowed to put up ANY cr@p they want.
Publishers must STRUGGLE DAILY to FIND and ELIMINATE the cr@p - you just LOVE this game, don't you?
WE DON'T.

Here's a thought. SCREW the ads.
I actually care about what my pages look like.
EVER THINK OF THAT?

I am sick of playing the whack-a-mole games of eternal vigilance. I'm NOT doing it any more.
If I can't trust you, then I am done with you.
Go find another suck-up, garbage-bin digging, penny-hoaring sycophant.

And I am done with the daily multiple reports of your BOGUS URL errors, which are clearly GARBAGE, that you continually bombard me with.
And another thing ... screw it, I'm done banging my head against a brick wall.
If you paid me like you USED TO, I could put up with the baloney. BUT FOR PENNIES?
You are so d@mned clever, that you have sent me on my way.
Congratulations.

And where is my d@mned 1099? You don't know, and you don't care, either.
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5:51 am on Mar 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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If you paid me like you USED TO...
True, 2003 bought me a new car, but that was when few sites published ads and people found interest in them.
[webmasterworld.com...]

Now Adsense, and the others, are a behemoth on the internet and people try to avoid ads, even using software and browser extensions to do so.

One thing for sure, if we want to continue, its on their terms not ours.
6:18 am on Mar 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if I set my ad balance to 40%, would I still see the poop ads?
30%?
20%
10%? I bet they would STILL be there. Wanna bet? Wanna bet? Huh? Huh?
I'm not going to bother, with ANOTHER bout of pure frustration, and give myself something else to be totally piffed about.
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9:15 am on Mar 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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That is a big claim, how do you support it? It is definitely not my experience.

in the Ad review center, when I inspect ads, sometimes it shows me one ad , and in the column with the info (prints, etc...) , it says this is only a "sample".