Offensive ads showing on my blog ..how to stop them from appearing?

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  • #971792

    I find some of the ads that pop up on my blog quite offensive and demeaning towards women. How can I block these ads? I’m seriously considering creating a blog on another program if these keep up.

    Thank you for any information out there.

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

    #971912

    timethief
    Member

    You can address this easily and immediately. The only way to get rid of all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade. 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 features page, or 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.

    #971913

    timethief
    Member

    If you aren’t willing to purchase a No-Ads upgrade and you feel an ad is inappropriate please take a screenshot of it and post into this thread again after you have uploaded into your Media Library where Staff can examine it.

    #971924

    HI .. that is a surprise, I’ve been blogging for nearly 2 years and only saw the ads appear a month or so ago. Where would I have seen the ads before a few months ago?

    I’ve been trying to paste the screenshot, but not able to do. (print screen, copy, paste isn’t working)

    The ad I am referring to is about a dating service.

    thank you

    #971926

    timethief
    Member

    I flagged this thread for Staff attention. Do be aware that what you and I may consider to be offensive may not be what the majority consider to be offensive at all. These days there are ads that offend me and that’s why I purchased a No-Ads upgrade.

    #971928

    thank you …

    #971991

    Glad I found this thread here. I was informed today by one of my blog subscribers/followers that ads appeared on my most recent blog. I wasn’t aware of this. I’ve since checked but can’t see them from my end. I’m not doubting the reader. They’ve sent me proof and they are ads I’d never want appearing on my blog. Is the only way to prevent this to buy the No-Ads Upgrade? And how is this possible? Someone else reading seeing my blog sees them, but I don’t. Thanks for any light you can shed.

    #971992

    timethief
    Member

    Is the only way to prevent this to buy the No-Ads Upgrade?

    And how is this possible? Someone else reading seeing my blog sees them, but I don’t. Thanks for any light you can shed.

    Please read what I posted above here so I don’t have to type it again > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/offensive-ads-showing-on-my-blog-how-to-stop-them-from-appearing?replies=7#post-969971

    #972005

    Hi,
    You know I went back and reread…sorry to have missed…Just having a bit of split attention (small child at home). Got it from your replies above. Thanks!

    #972022

    timethief
    Member

    Not to worry. I have days like that too. :)

    #972089

    macmanx
    Staff

    If you’re seeing ads below your post, usually videos, these are from us and you’ll need a No Ads upgrade to remove them. We always do our best to keep these family friendly, but if you see any that aren’t, please take a screenshot and upload it via Media -> Add New so we can take a look.

    If you see offensive banner ads that say “Ads not by this Site” below them, they aren’t from us. Those are added by a corrupt browser add-on or extension, and you need to disable each one to find the cause.

    #972113

    Thanks, Timethief!
    Thanks, macmanx for the additional info.
    Apparently the ads appearing are YouTube or
    videos of ads ( macdonalds beef growers, menopause
    treatments, etc). They are located underneath my
    sign off and copyright blurb, and just above where I have
    a comment / widget. So people are thinking oh this
    video was posted by me as part of my blog. I’m trying to
    get person who saw it (a non Wp user), to take a screenshot.
    In any case, thanks for all your help and Timethief above.

    #972146

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, the ads you’re describing are from us.

    To support the service (and keep free features free), we sometimes run advertisements, and the agreement for this has been in our terms of service since 2006.

    We try hard to only run them in limited places. If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, we offer the No-Ads Upgrade: http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

    #972157

    HI .. I tried to copy the ad, but not able to .. below the ad, it shows: ads not by this site. So from that, I understand that these are not WordPress ads.

    The ads show what I would consider as porn, and I don’t believe that WP would carry them on the site.

    a.m.

    #972159

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, those are definitely added by a corrupt browser add-on or extension.

    If you start disabling each one, you should find the cause.

    #972160

    Thank you for clarifying!

    #972161

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #972167

    Hi macmanx .. thank you!

    I’ve found out that I’m ok if I use Google Chrome or Firefox I won’t get those ads ….. so I’m using Firefox and no more creepy ads!

    thank you!!!

    #972168

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re very welcome!

    It’s probably a corrupt add-on or toolbar in IE, so if you get a chance, you may want to find out which one so you can delete it for good.

    #972172

    thank you .. is there an easy way to do this or am I better off to take my computer in to have it done?

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