In a Hubber's comment a word was blue. When I hovered over it, an ad popped up. I know this Hubber and she did not place it there. Here is a screenshot. The Hub is new and still in Pending so this had to happen through HP somehow. The Hub is The Eyes of the Ocean just in case you need to know. Thanks, Hyphenbird.
Now I went to find a Hub to read and blue links are on the profile page. This popped up while I was scrolling Hubs on that profile. Apparently I hovered while deciding what to open. I really think this will drive outside visitors away. It even makes me wary about Hubs to read and comment on. Is this something HP is testing?
This is not something we are currently testing. Which profile did you see this on?
I went to the same comment in The Eyes of the Ocean and "gift" was not hyperlinked. I refreshed a few times and could not see it. Bizarre. Any additional information you can provide? Were you signed in or out?
When I went back I didn't see it either. But the same thing keeps happening all over HP. It is something called Text Enhance. I don't know what that is. The Eyes of the Ocean is my own Hub. The other one I reported is on Summerberrie. Now I even see them on this forum itself. As Simey said, maybe it is a virus but I have not downloaded anything at all. I cleared my cache and even browsing history and am using the latest Firefox. It is indeed weird.
There are certain viruses that can be downloaded accidently (perhaps when updating a codec) that will add Ads to all text you view on all websites. Does this happen on other websites? have you tried using a different browser?
Try running a full virus check to see if anything comes up...
I have been having a lot of trouble here lately when just scrolling down to make a comment and then out of the blue (without seeing any ads), an ad will start playing and it startles me, when I do not remember even seeing an ad to begin with to even hover over. It has happened on my very own hub when I scroll down to make a comment and some on others, so I quickly try to get out of that hub, so it will cease. I am not sure that is what you are talking about, as one has never stayed on the hub that I know of here.
Faith Reaper, things like that make me back out also. I always think of a virus. Even apart from that, it is irritating to me. I do not like a lot of noise and distraction. I actually seldom even visit a video Hub even when I know the Hubber.
The ads are also very sensitive; if you just scroll near them they will pop up and this is annoying. Just don't want HP to think I am clicking on ads. I have seen the blue links on all hubs, mine and others. Also have seen them in comment sections, Forums and profiles. I ran a full virus scan, updated my browser and still see the same results. Don't know if this is part of the new site structure, but as long as it is not a virus I am fine with it.
teaches, yes, the ads are very sensitive so much more so than ever before it seems. It is very annoying, and I am like you, as I do not want to HP to think I am clicking on any ads, as I do not of course. But I know one day my score dropped from 95 and down and I did have trouble that day with the ads just popping on. I have not signed up yet to "make money," just testing the waters to see if anyone wants to read what I write. Maybe a some point in time. Right now with my work and life schedule, I do not think I could meet the criteria of publishing so many hubs every week.
Faith, it doesn't take much to ad the adsense, etc. Your writing is wonderful and it is not the amount that you publish that matters if you truly enjoy writing. As you continue to become a part of the community, you will find your niche and support. Blessings.
Thanks so much teaches for the encouraging words I thought you had to go through a lot of hubs being kicked back to you and redone and all of that process? Does it take into account all of the hubs one has already published or not? I know we are getting off subject here.
The ads are posted according to the subject of your article and the keywords it finds. Nothing to do with the number of hubs posted. It will automatically post to all your hubs. The unpublished ones are not linked to ads, you have to publish it and then the ads will appear.
Viruses are one thing and that scan was probably very good. Malware is another issue. I would suggest you scan for malware. Malwarebytes offers a free version that McAfee actually used on my machine when their anti-virus could not find a critter. The downloaded the free app during a remote session and Malwarebytes found what they could not find. I run it on all my machines...two machines even have the extended licensed version on it.
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