Amazon modules not showing? Check ad-blocker

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  1. James M Becher profile image32
    James M Becherposted 4 years ago

    In the editing process, I have found that Amazon capsules show up empty and then when I tried to add products, nothing would happen.  I was using Firefox, so I tried it again on Explorer and did manage to get the products to show in the capsules, but after I clicked "done editing" they didn't show up on the page.  I tried again, and some of them showed but not all.   Then I decided to check on my laptop, and, sure enough they all show on my laptop.   I just checked again today and the products are still NOT showing on either Firefox OR explorer on my desktop, but ARE showing on explorer on my laptop.   I really wonder what causes this, and if they are showing on everyone else's desktops or not.  Can someone please check into this and let me know.  Thanks
    James M Becher

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In most cases, this is caused by ad-blocking software.

      I would suggest removing any ad-blocking software as well as disabling or uninstalling any browser extensions as well. Then clear the browser cache and restart. That is likely to address the issue for Firefox. If you still are not seeing ads, please email us at team at hubpages dot com with the URL for the Hub and the specific product you are searching for (product code).

  2. KarenHC profile image81
    KarenHCposted 4 years ago

    I have found that Adblocker hides the Amazon modules but not eBay modules on our hubs.  I'm not sure why both can't be shown, since they're different kinds of "advertisements" than the other ads on our pages.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    One thing Ad blocker does not block and that is text links

  4. James M Becher profile image32
    James M Becherposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the info.   I do have adblocker, installed by Microsoft, and they tell me that removing it would cause other adds to come also and would slow down my computer, so I guess I'll let it be and use my laptop for final checks of my hubs.  It brings up a question, though--I wonder how many people out there have adblocker or something similar, and are thus unable to see our ads.

    1. flycatcherrr profile image71
      flycatcherrrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      An article on Forbes about 18 months ago quoted a PageFair report saying that "22.7% of web surfers are blocking ads" and the trend was on the fast rise at that time. I haven't seen more recent data. It would be interesting to know what the numbers are in 2015, now that ad-blocking software is more mainstream than it was in 2013.

  5. James M Becher profile image32
    James M Becherposted 4 years ago

    Because of this, I started replacing some of my Amazon capsuals with eBay capsuals.

    1. psycheskinner profile image85
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      All you need to do is ask adblocker to permit ads to display when you are looking at your hubs so you can see them as a normal visitor would, it is a one click process.

      1. flycatcherrr profile image71
        flycatcherrrposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        But disabling your own adblocker for hubs is not going to help our readers to see (and purchase from) the Amazon capsules, sadly. hmm

        1. psycheskinner profile image85
          psycheskinnerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          The 80% of readers without blockers, which are the reason this site still exists, will see them.  When those people no longer exist we will all pack up and go home.


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