I'm not sure if ads are supposed to be like this. I got a huge ad at the bottom of a hub that is not even visible within a the frame of the website. I had to scroll to see the entire thing, and I didn't click on it or anything.
What Hubpages has to say about these ads in the FAQ:
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It looks like it would be acceptable according to the HP FAQ. No reason to report it. I guess it's just a personal preference of mine to not have ads that take up a football field size portion of your screen, but maybe that's what the cool kids are doing these days. I remember an implementation of new types of ads months ago that grew and moved based on your interaction (mouse over/click) but I didn't do that with this one. Maybe these big ones can help get my shrinking CPM back up.
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