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How do i get rid of third party AdSense Dropdown Coupon ads on my site?

  1. The problem at my blog is that recently Dropdown Coupon Ads are appearing on my site. They are creating havoc for me shifting my page around and blanking out spaces. How can i uninstall Dropdown Coupon ads?

    The blog I need help with is adoptedmomtochazzthedog.wordpress.com.

  2. Please help. I just spent an hour with tech support from my internet provider who says these ads are on my blog through WP. WordPress insists they are not putting them on. My blog is stuck in the middle. I don't know where else to turn. and don't have $299 to Go Pro :(

  3. Does anyone have any technical advice on how I get rid of Dropdown coupon ads on my blog. They are driving me crazy. They do no appear on my list of programs so i can uninstall and it it ruining the appearance of my blog, posts, and images. Please help if you can. I am medium tech savvy and can follow instructions. PLEASE ADVISE. Thanks

  4. To off-set the costs of providing free hosting to millions of bloggers, WordPress.com has been running advertising on our free hosted blogs since 2006. Many bloggers do not know this because despite the fact they ticked the box required to get a free blog, they did not read the ToS. Many also do not read the advertising entry in the support documents after registering their username and blog(s). Also note that as the ads do not display to us when we are logged in, and as many use browsers with ad blockers when logged out, they may not realize they are there at all.

    10. Advertisements. Automattic reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a VIP Services account. http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    If the ads you see are found at the end of blog posts then provided you see this small About These Ads link what you are seeing is WordPress.com generated advertising.

    WordPress.com does not use text enhance or text link ads or pop-up ads or links in comments. If you are seeing those then that's a browser-ad-on issue, or in some cases, it's embedded into free games downloaded from the internet. See here: Bloggers: Beware of Adware.

    If what you are seeing whenever you save or update a post or page is an automatically added code/script block at the end of posts and pages that you can't delete then see here: Malware Targets Macs and Windows PCs

    If you feel an ad is inappropriate please take a screenshot of it, upload it via Media -> Add New to your Media Library. Then return to this thread to post the file name to let Staff them know it's there for them to view.

    Lastly, note to eliminate all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs we can purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade.

  5. The No Ads Upgrade referenced by @TT above is $ 30.-- / year - you don't need the $ 299.-- anything to remove ads

  6. I have purchased the No-Ads upgrade for my blog http://www.adoptedmomtochazzthedog.wordpress.com. How long does it take to become active at the site and remove the Coupon Dropdown Ads currently showing at my page? thank you

  7. Should only take a few minutes - look in

    Dashboard >> Store >> My Upgrades >> you should see the upgrades

    There is more information in the thread below on how to identify WordPress.COM ads and a browser probem.

    You might have a bad browser add in for your browser or something in the browser that is adding the ads - this thread explains how to tell the difference in the types of ads and how to clean up your browser if there is a browser problem

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/obscene-pic-and-words-in-window-advertising?replies=21

  8. Dropdown Coupon Ads still showing at my blog. How long does it take to clear these off the site? thanks

  9. Read the post above yours for help

  10. it's been overnight. The no ads upgrade is listed as Active under my upgrades, however big Dropdown coupon ads are still showing on my page. Shouldn't this have disappeared by now?
    Thanks for your help with this issue

  11. I strongly suspect you may have a browser add-on issue. I've tagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  12. @adoptedmom

    I checked your site and I can confirm that ads from WordPress.com are not being displayed on your site.

    The "Dropdown coupon" ads are not placed on your site by WordPress.com. They are being placed there by software on your own computer. Do you see any text near the ad that says "Ads not by this site"? These ads are sometimes caused by malware or a virus, but more often it is due to a browser extension or toolbar that you may have installed in your browser.

    These sites have further explanation and suggestions for eliminating the ads:
    http://www.littletechiethings.com/2012/06/how-to-remove-ads-not-by-this-site.html
    http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/05/14/ads-on-wikipedia-your-computer-infected-malware/
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/bloggers-beware-of-adware/

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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