Found on two of my articles so far. Please stop this before Google brings down the hammer.
Every once and a while ad networks serve ads that misbehave. It should be taken care of eventually though.
I don't think it's the advertisers. I'm pretty sure it's a programming glitch. And I guarantee it causes an immediate reader bounce. And we all know what Google does to articles that have lots of those.
OK fair enough. It could be. I am only doing Adsense ads on my hubs and everything looks Ok from what I saw when updating a hub.
I must admit I fall in the ad blindness category myself. I only notice them most of the time if something is annoying or I see an ad about something I already know.
Oh, good. I checked all my articles again and the problem appears to be gone. That one was serious enough that I was ready to push the panic button and disable the ads entirely.
I checked again at around 9:20 am, HP time. It is still happening.
Caution is the better part of valor. I've turned off all ads for the rest of the day.
Hopefully, this will be fixed by tomorrow.
A. Sometimes the banner ad doesn't appear at all.
B. Sometimes the banner ad appears, and properly pushes the rest of the page below it.
C Sometimes the banner ad appears, and fails to push the rest of the page below it; thus the article title is covered.
Going through and checking mine but so far so good as far as obscuring the title. However, as you noticed sometimes the banner ad doesn't load (I've waited over 5 minutes) and often times other ads don't seem to load. Is this a separate issue from the AMP updates? Or are these updates still just on Tatring? I've noticed this as an issue for a while but was just waiting for them to roll out the AMP pages but maybe it's too soon. Though this may explain in part why there's such a huge discrepancy between the number of views (not counting those with low engagement time) and ad impressions.
Given that pages eligible for AMP have to have certain capsules removed, is there any consensus as to whether we should just start going through articles and removing all the capsules we can't include? I figure it won't be as onerous if I do it a little bit at a time.
Can someone provide a screenshot here as an example so I can see what's going on? Thanks!
Here I am seeing this great traffic and I've got my ads turned off. Thanks for an excuse to turn them back on.
As previously indicated, the problem is intermittent; so please stay tuned.
Houston, we have a problem.
Eric's post reminded me that I should mention this is when using straight AdSense. I don't know if also happening with HP Ads. Also, Eric might be right about the advertiser ramifications; the color scheme of that ad is starting to look awfully familiar..., in this case probably an unintentional "advertiser misbehave".
An update. Here's another. Same color scheme and different site. Yep, someone's coding is not getting along with AdSense coding and/or HP coding.
Thanks for the snap. I've passed this on to the tech guys, will provide an update shortly!
After seeing the pattern, my guess is neither HP nor AdSense has done anything wrong; it's the advertising entity that AdSense is doing business with. Just speculating. I'll be interested in the update; am curious if my logic skills are still intact.
I just checked (9:20 am HP time, Thursday, 1/10/2019). Ads covering up titles on 3 of my articles. This time, one of them had a different color scheme (if that makes a difference).
Bailed out of straight AdSense and went back to HP Ad Program. Hopefully that'll temporarily solve the problem until it's fixed. Jeez, I hope this isn't going on with the HP Ad Program as well.
Thanks for the update. The engineering team is trying to figure this out. We should have an answer soon. Appreciate your patience and assistance!
Thanks. The dramas never end around here; just another day in the neighborhood.
On a more serious note and as a former programmer, I wouldn't want to be an HP programmer right now; intermittent is absolutely the worst kind of glitch to find and fix.
I'm still betting it is a particular advertiser that AdSense is using that has the faulty or non-standard code that is triggering the glitch. I'm thinking this because I've seen the top-of-page banner ad work just fine on other occasions. If it helps, I've seen a side ad that was larger than the space to accommodate it, thus triggering both vertical and horizontal scroll bars on that ad box; bet ya anything it is the same advertiser.
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