Ad displays

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  • #1114512

    kheller66
    Member

    Hi – Your support page says: “we do not show ads to logged-in readers” and yet as a logged in user I’m seeing ads at the top and bottom of my page, and most recently, built into the text of my blogs (annoying). Is this what is supposed to happen? Thanks for your help.

    The blog I need help with is mediapsychology101.wordpress.com.

    #1114600

    timethief
    Member

    Not all ads your see are placed by WordPress.com. Every day we experience bloggers here who are seeings ads that are adware contained in shareware ir. browser add-ons and the like.

    If the ads you see are found at the end of blog posts then what you are seeing is WordPress.com generated advertising. Look for the About These Ads link to confirm. http://en.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/

    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 and/or toolbars downloaded from the internet. See here: Bloggers: Beware of Adware. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/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 http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/10/02/malware-targets-macs-and-windows-pcs/

    #1114601

    timethief
    Member

    If those don’t address your issue, please take a screenshot of the ad, 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.

    #1114614

    kheller66
    Member

    Thanks for the quick response Timethief. I have recently upgraded to Win 8, which came prepackaged with IE 10 in which I see adds such as this: http://mediapsychology101.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=515

    I just tried my page using Firefox and had the same add-free experience of WordPress that I’ve come to enjoy. This may be because of some of the extensions I have loaded in Firefox. But, I will point out that in the previous version of IE I had used on my Vista machine I did not have the same ad-laden experience. Could this be the result of a change in browsers? My site is pretty basic, so I haven’t added any customization to it – just words and graphics.

    Thanks

    #1114615

    timethief
    Member

    Those are not ads being place by WordPress.com. They are text enhance type of ads that are coming from a browser add-on. See here to get rid of them > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/09/14/bloggers-beware-of-adware/

    #1114643

    kheller66
    Member

    Thanks again Timethief. It appears the offending extension was something called “Coupon Companion” which may have come prepackaged (I literally bought this computer two days ago and have had little time to do much to it, other than load Firefox). The extension can not be removed through IE, it has to be done through the control panel. I also removed “WamJam” and “Wecare.”

    #1114650

    timethief
    Member

    Thank you for updating us on this. I have a new computer I have yet to transfer my data too. I deliberately chose IE7 rather than IE8 and hope I don’t run into this kind of adware trash on it too.

    #1114654

    kheller66
    Member

    My Windows 8 package came with IE 10. It sounds as though you should be ok. Windows 8 is over compensating into the social market, in my opinion. Good luck with your new system and consider yourself having another follower on your blog. :)

    Ken

    #1114656

    timethief
    Member

    I did a lot of reading on Windows 8 and IE10 and the tablet style touch stuff didn’t appeal to me at all. (According to my hubby that’s what iPads are for … lol :D) When I have the time to organize what’s on this old XP OS I will do the transfer to the new tower.

    P.S. Thanks so much for following my blog. :)

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