Advertisement link inside my post (not from me)

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  • #1213957

    dlager
    Member

    Hi.
    I have an advertisement link inside my blog post.
    I can see it whether i am logged in or not, whether flash is disabled or not, on Firefox and Opera.
    It was not there until today.

    screenshot of what I see:
    http://dlager.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/add-on-me-blog.png

    this is the post in question:
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/artist-and-appreciator-repost/

    it is inside the post.
    is this a new ad policy or an error?
    Can everyone else see this?

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

    #1214062

    dlager
    Member

    this is the mark up from the page:

    <a style="background-color: #0055CC; border: 1px solid #004CB7; border-radius: 5px 5px 5px 5px; box-shadow: 0 1px 0 0 #3690FF inset; color: #FFFFFF; display: inline-block; font-size: 13px; font-weight: normal; right: 5px; padding: 2px 12px; position: absolute; text-decoration: none; text-shadow: 1px 1px 0 #1570CD; top: 5px; z-index: 99999;" target="_blank" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574973172&toolid=10001&campid=5337309180&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fdeals.ebay.com%2F">Daily Deals on eBay!<img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-top: 5px;" src="http://www.ratechex.com/arrow.png"></a>

    this image is immediately after the iframe of embedded video code.

    their is no code for the advertisement image in my editor…
    only the wordress shortcode for the video embed.

    #1214160

    dlager
    Member

    that post was a repost, so the video code without the extra frame sizing markup is also on the post:
    http://echopen.wordpress.com/2009/05/03/artist-and-appreciator/
    ——
    even when I turn flash off the advertisement is visible.
    screenshot: http://dlager.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/advnumber2.png

    ——
    the adv image does not appear when i turn off javascript in my browsers
    ——–

    when I posted the same code into a post on another (testing) blog
    I do not see the advertisement image,

    —–

    This image issue only came about a couple days ago.

    it appears to be suspicious, to me…..

    #1214161

    timethief
    Member

    If the ads you see are found at the end of blog posts then provided you see this small About These Ads link http://en.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/ then 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. 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/

    #1214162

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.

    #1214163

    auxclass
    Member

    Since the Ad is in the frame of the YouTube video – could it be part of the video – either added by the person that did the video or YouTube itself to get more ad views?

    #1214176

    dlager
    Member

    @timethief thank you… and I’m now subscribed.

    @ auxclass, I am unsure. I didn’t notice any new advertisements at the youtube page of the video.
    I also don’t understand why when I turn flash off in my browsers the ad is still there.

    I hope to see what staff says. maybe its a bug that they can get rid of.

    #1214177

    macmanx
    Staff

    Thanks for letting us know, we’re looking into this!

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