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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Friday, September 12, 2008
11 years ago2,724 views

1. No link to report the ad? AdSense used a link or a logo that allowed you to report low-quality ads.

2. Are you sure the ad is served as part of the AdSense program? It could be a third-party ad from DoubleClick.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here's the image (click to see the animation):


acilarkadas.com/img/chatboxrec ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> 2. Are you sure the ad is served as part of the AdSense program?

Yeah, the same ad appeared on my GamesfortheBrain.com, where I only include AdSense... that's how I first noticed it.

Also, I just tried again on YouTube and the ad appeared again. Hovering over the link shows "pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pag..."

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It sounds weird... Once a friend told me he was viewing this kind of ads in youtube, and the problem was he had some malware hijacking the pages.

Nikolai [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Perhaps they integrate the doubleclick ads into adsense (image) atm

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

This kind of deceptive advertising is old but i'm surprised to see it in AdSense

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