Where have my WordAds gone?

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  • #2325687

    raincoaster
    Member

    I am having by far the strongest week in the history of The Cryptosphere, and suddenly my WordAds have vanished. In their place are ads from WordPress.com touting upgrade bundles.

    Additionally, I have just started to make and sell tee shirts. The text widget in the sidebar offering the first tee for sale has an “About These Ads” link directly over it. Yes, it’s an ad, for something that has been co-produced by BlastedRat and The Cryptosphere. It is our product, and we are about to launch a full web store. This is, as I understand it, within the options allowed by terms of service of WP.com blogs.

    Is there something we should be talking about?

    The blog I need help with is thecryptosphere.com.

    #2325747

    raincoaster
    Member

    Oh yes, and in addition the large video ad that used to show in teh middle of the front page is gone.

    #2325751

    macmanx
    Staff

    I can still see your ads: https://cloudup.com/c4th7OyjfeJ

    Are you running any ad blockers?

    If not, would you please confirm that you’re currently browsing from Canada?

    #2325752

    raincoaster
    Member

    No ad blockers at all. And yes, browsing from Canada. And why is there an About These Ads link above my tee shirt widget?

    #2325753

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s what confused me: the large YouTube ad that’s usually on the main page is gone, and all the other ads are suddenly WordPress.com ads. These are still revenue-generating Word Ads?

    #2325756

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, we’re currently testing a new ad server, so we’re just running WordPress.com ads. Also, the big video ad will might be going away for a while, but we’re going to make sure that you’re paid the same equivalent rate during the testing period regardless.

    As for the sidebar, there should be a third WordPress.com ad there. Not that we need *more* of the same ad, but that’s definitely a problem, and thanks for pointing that out!

    Hooray for testing newer/better things! :)

    #2325757

    raincoaster
    Member

    AH, okay, i feel better now, thanks. Been That kind of a day if you know what I mean.

    Yay for the shiny new boots that all this hatred of Sabu and ISIS are gonna buy me!

    #2325758

    macmanx
    Staff

    Standing up for what’s right + making money, who can complain? :)

    #2325759

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yay! Here’s hoping Sabu Week this coming week will buy me a house to put those boots in!

    #2325944

    macmanx
    Staff

    This is all fixed up now, sorry for the trouble!

    #2325991

    raincoaster
    Member

    The header ad is completely gone except for “About these ads” and the skyscraper in the sidebar has been replaced with a garbled version of my own FB widget.

    https://thecryptosphere.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/screen-shot-2015-04-26-at-1-54-03-pm.png

    #2325992

    macmanx
    Staff

    This is what I see currently: https://cloudup.com/c7-fcmLO2YJ

    Are you sure you aren’t running an ad blocker?

    #2325993

    raincoaster
    Member

    Quite sure, and the ads are back today.

    #2325994

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, hopefully it was just a temporary glitch, thanks!

    #2325995

    nizaminz
    Member

    My site http://kabarislamia.com is also losing WordAds. Usually there are 3 ads on top, right, and below of the posting.
    About 1 week recently only 1 or 2 ads only and now there is none.
    I wonder what happen?

    #2325996

    macmanx
    Staff

    I see all three here in the US: https://cloudup.com/c4AhYM2v0Fi

    It’s possible that the advertisers just don’t have ads to run on your site at this time.

    #2325997

    raincoaster
    Member

    My banner ad is still up, but the skyscraper in the sidebar has been replaced with a garbled version of the Facebook widget again.

    https://thecryptosphere.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/screen-shot-2015-05-15-at-7-12-23-pm.png

    #2325998

    macmanx
    Staff

    I’m not seeing that at the moment: https://cloudup.com/crUZFkidIuj

    Perhaps it was just a temporary issue?

    #2325999

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ads are gone again, just big holes displaying below the About These Ads in green.

    #2326000

    macmanx
    Staff

    They still seem to be working over here: https://cloudup.com/cZoA3wBLwLF

    Are you running an ad blocker?

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