WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 25 Jul 2012, 21:38

What the heck!!! Just noticed there is an ad on one of my blog posts! How did it get there and how do I get rid of it!!!??????????

I was about to post the link here, but now the ad is gone! What's going on? It said something like ad choices in the corner.
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Morlyte » 26 Jul 2012, 06:32

Is there something in the comments sections of your blog?
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 26 Jul 2012, 08:01

Morlyte wrote:Is there something in the comments sections of your blog?


No, it's like one of those big flashing ads. I later realised I was looking at it from dh's profile on the computer, and then switched to mine, and it wasn't there, but probably because I was logged in. So I think it's showing to other people but not me! Sneaky! I'll have to check later. Maybe that's why Wordpress is free? Really there are ads I didn't know about?
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Tintin » 26 Jul 2012, 10:08

I just clicked through from your signature, and
a) no ads visible to me!
b) how have I not looked at your blog before???? Don't have time to go through it all now (both girls wanting attention) but I'll be reading it all tonight after they're asleep! :D
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Allium » 26 Jul 2012, 10:24

I don't know why it's there, but Ad Choices is a google thing. Like pay per click ads/sponsored listings at the top of the search listings, company's can pay google to display ads at a variety of websites that they have deals with. However, I'm pretty sure as it's a blog you should have a choice whether they are displayed or not. None of the blogs I manage get them appearing. So maybe check through the tools/settings bits?
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 26 Jul 2012, 15:44

Well now I looked at it while logged off and it's not there anymore. Let me know if you see any!
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Heidi » 26 Jul 2012, 19:10

Wow, I love your blog :) and I didn't see any ads :D
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Cait » 26 Jul 2012, 19:59

Heidi wrote:Wow, I love your blog :) and I didn't see any ads :D


Yep, wss :D
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby TravellingMum » 23 Aug 2012, 08:17

Hey Ives, there was a big ad on your blog just now... (lovely blog about going to London looks like you had fun!)
It was for a KIA car.... maybe they sponser you now...
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Heidi » 23 Aug 2012, 08:49

Yep, I just saw an ad there too, but I take so little notice that I don't know what it was for!

Just checked again and it is now for a tree surgeon. At the bottom of the ad is a link for "AdChoices" which takes you to Google Adsense. It says that some blogs/sites are partnered with GoogleAds, and GoogleAds uses my demographics to tailor adverts to me personally. I have just opted out of personalised adverts, so now I guess I will just get random stuff!
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 23 Aug 2012, 11:31

Aaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for telling me! Now I have to find out how to get rid of it!!!!
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Jem » 23 Aug 2012, 12:41

WordPress.com put adverts on free blogs to keep them free. It would have been in the terms when you signed up ;) see: http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 23 Aug 2012, 13:38

Yuck!

Someone on the Wordpress forums said, 'If the ads are in the form of highlighted words that link to ads then your browser is broken with some sort of add on that is highlighting the words - you need to fix your browser.'

For the people who saw the ads, was it highlighted words that link to ads?

I guess I really really need a website now, so I can have a blog as part of it and no ads. Just need to figure out all this website stuff and where to get one!
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby Jem » 23 Aug 2012, 19:04

Well, not wanting to blow my own trumpet or anything, but websites are kinda what I do... ;D
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Re: WTH!! Someone is advertising on my blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby AwayinaChive » 23 Aug 2012, 19:08

Jem wrote:Well, not wanting to blow my own trumpet or anything, but websites are kinda what I do... ;D


Well pm me your website and I'll check it out! I am shopping around at the moment! Looking for super cheap though.
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