Is anyone else bothered by those oscillating Maven ads? I’m talking about those ads that vibrate continuously. I know they’ve done this to attract attention. But it’s annoying while trying to read an article and in my opinion it might even cause readers to leave the page.
I reported this to HubPages a few weeks ago because I noticed the animation is using a lot of resources. And they said they passed it on to Maven, but nothing was done since them.
In addition, I keep getting errors on Safari when these ads appear because it causes the page to reload.
So, I’m surprised that I’m the only one complaining about this. Anyone else?
I've experienced those ads on the CNN website. You are right. They are as obnoxious as hell and have caused me to leave the page many a time. In fact and I'm not positive, but I think CNN stopped using them. This could only be because CNN discovered that many readers were doing the same as me. I would imagine that Maven will soon discover the same as well.
No, I get annoyed too and also have the same problem with the page loading over and over again to the point I won't even go to the Maven site on my iPad. I thought that was one of the ad types Google was penalizing for along with pop ups, pop unders, ads that take up more than 1/3 of the page etc.? Ads that interfere with the user experience?
Yeah, but now Maven is putting those ads on our hubs too.
That's bad. I haven't complained because I don't see any ads. I got an ad blocker on.
Someone needs to remind Maven that once a site or page gets on Google's "S" list, it is next to impossible to get it removed!!!
Ugh, yeah those kind of ads are an immediate leave the sight thing for me, how annoying.
From Glenn: "Yeah, but now Maven is putting those ads on our hubs too."
From ChristinS: "Ugh, yeah those kind of ads are an immediate leave the sight thing for me, how annoying."
Out of fear of Google, I have temporarily abandoned the HP Ad Program.
Tuesday morning inquiry.
Is anybody still seeing those vibrating ads on hubs?
I’m not seeing those ads anymore. Hopefully Maven realized the problem they were creating and removed them.
I just saw another Maven ad and it's not oscillating. So it looks like they got rid of that nuisance. What a relief!
Hopefully they catch those ads and remove them. Annoying ads like that are the primary reason I started to look into how to use an adblocker years ago.
As of today, Sept 4th, those annoying oscillating Maven ads are back again. I just saw one on ToughNickel.
Dmn! I just recently resurrected all my ads. Maybe there's some hope; was it an AdSense ad?
No, they are not AdSense ads. They go to MoneyMaven dot io
Even worse, they are not recognized as ads so they bypass ad blockers.
I'm going to report this to staff again.
A quick off topic question - How can you tell if they are adsence ads or not?
Natalie, That's not off topic at all. It's a very meaningful question.
You can tell who serves an ad by clicking the AdChoices icon in the top right or left corner (I think I saw it sometimes on a bottom corner too). That shows you the ad agency and also lets you choose what you want to filter out.
However those Maven ads are not from any agency. They are direct links with Maven.
paradigmsearch, Why bother? I don't think this has anything to do with the HP Ad Program. For all I know, those ads might be served on all hubs no matter what. Maybe someone who is not using the HubPages Ad Program can chime in if they see those ads. Problem is, not many are paying attention to this thread.
AdSense communicates with no other, not even blogger/blogspot, my understanding, not G other or anyone else. That's why BloggerBlogspot so messed up.
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