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Hubpages Pop-Up ads in Canada now

  1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 4 years ago

    I've just noticed in the last couple of days seeing pop-up ads on other people's hubs. There is one ad in particular. Prior to this, I've always been able to block them from showing up.  I know they have been showing up in the US for a long time, but not here in Canada when I am signed in-only when I have not yet signed in. Considering we are not allowed to click on each other's ads, I find this disconcerting. It would be great if this could be blocked from signed in users, but I don't think this is possible. If not, C'est la vie.

  2. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    What the FAQ says about these type of ads:

    What types of advertisements are considered unacceptable under the HubPages Ad Policy Guidelines?
    In case you were wondering, the following is a list of some of the types of advertising that HubPages will not accept:

    General: Advertisements that contain fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statements or illustrations. Attacks of a personal nature.
    Blinking/Jumping Ads: Advertisements that excessively blink or "jump around" in the ad space to gain attention are not acceptable.
    Discrimination: Advertisements that fail to comply with the express requirements of US federal and state laws.
    Offensive to Good Taste: Indecent, vulgar, or suggestive. This includes pornography.
    Gambling: Advertisements promoting wagering sites or gambling.
    Weapons: Advertisements for firearms and ammunition.
    Tobacco: Advertisements for cigarettes or other tobacco products.
    Error Boxes: Advertisements that mimic windows error messages.
    Pop-Ups and Pop-Unders: Pop-ups generally open new web browser windows to display advertisements. Pop-Unders open a new browser window hidden under the active window. Both of these are violate HubPages' ad policy. The only exceptions to this rule are brand study surveys.
    If you come across one or more of these types of advertisements while perusing HubPages, please contact us as soon as possible to let us know. Within your message, please try to include any or all of these:

    URL of the exact page where the ad loaded.
    Time and day the ad loaded.
    Please try to grab and save a screenshot of the advertisement. You will not be able to upload along with the "Contact Us" form, but we may email you asking to see it.
    At minimum, a written description of what the ad looked like: what category it belongs in, the brand being advertised, etc.

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. I will keep my camera next to my computer and see if my reflexes are fast enough to take a picture. I didn't pay attention to the name of the company, although I remember it was red in colour and moved across the screen left to right. I think it was movie-related, but I hit backspace so fast that I didn't register it in my conscious mind.

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do you know how to do a screenshot? It's a lot easier!

        1. Click the "PrtScn" on your keyboard.
        2. Open up a paint program and right click and hit paste.

        (If it doesn't work press your F lock key and try again)

        1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
          FloraBreenRobisonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks! I had no idea how to do that.

          1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
            Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            WryLilt those are great suggestions!

            There are many advertisers running ads on HubPages. We can't figure out which network is serving an ad unless we can either see the ad call (by looking at the page source code) or narrow down the options of available ad networks by matching up a description of the ad to a network.

            A screenshot (or even a thorough description) of the ad can help us identify, or at least narrow down, the sources.