Ads with sound...

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (20 posts)
  1. Bendo13 profile image80
    Bendo13posted 7 years ago

    It might be a good idea to disallow ads with sound to be posted on hubs.

    I just went to check a comment on one of mine and I heard a commercial so I looked around and my hub had not one but two ads playing audio.

    So I clicked the mute button on both BUT you actually have to click it twice to get it to mute.  So 4 clicks later and scrolling up and down the page twice I have a quiet hub experience.

    I think these ads will get people to close our hubs pretty fast.

  2. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Bendo,

    When you find an ad that automatically plays and has video with sound, you need to report it to Staff.

    None of the participating ad networks are allowed to have automatic play on their ads. Hubpages had this problem once before and asked for hubbers to report any that do. smile

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    If you can post more information such as the hub it was on (possibly with screenshot), then the staff usually block those type of adverts.

  4. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Cagsil & WryLilt. That's correct.

    Bendo13: Please email adops@ with any and all details - screenshots would be ideal, but if you don't have those, then the name of the advertiser.

    1. Bendo13 profile image80
      Bendo13posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to post info if I see it again, this was the first time I noticed it.  I can't remember what it was about.

    2. Bendo13 profile image80
      Bendo13posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just got them again on my latest hub... the ads are for lysol disinfectant wipes... here's a screenshot.

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5056797_f248.jpg

    3. profile image0
      Multimanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OK,  Yesterday I had quite a few talking auto play ads, so how do we let staff know, do we email or what and where?

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Multiman, please read the post Jason post, which YOU replied to. Your statement makes absolutely NO sense, when you actually read Jason's post.

        1. profile image0
          Multimanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I re-read, my brain is fried, I read "adops" as a name rather than signifying ad ops and was wondering where the rest of the email address was, I see its adops@hubpages.com I guess.

  5. Mutiny92 profile image77
    Mutiny92posted 7 years ago

    shoot..I have had a few of those as well, but did not think anything of it.  I will report it next time.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    This thread made me go look at one of my hubs.

    There were no ads on it whatsover.

    I went back and looked again and there were 3.

    Odd.smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Adsense is showing activity. Must have been a onetime thing.

    All is well.smile

  8. LuisEGonzalez profile image85
    LuisEGonzalezposted 7 years ago

    Wish I would have known this before, I've seen four adds that play music or tunes rather as soon as your view a hub.

  9. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    We need squeeky 'clean' ads, better 'wipe' them off, sorry couldn't help it lol

    1. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good one. lol

  10. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I found one this morning myself...obnoxious as you know what.  Didn't know we were supposed to report them.

  11. Marina Lazarevic profile image90
    Marina Lazarevicposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for reporting the issue, everyone. I am looking into the Lysol ads specifically.

    There is a FAQ entry that explains what HubPages' Ad Policy Guidelines are and what to do if you see an ad that is in violation here: http://hubpages.com/faq/#hubpages-ad-policy

    It also gives instructions and links to a "contact us" form that will email your report directly to adops@hubpages.com

    Remember: reporting the details of the ad beyond "it played audio" is helpful for us when detecting the ad network that is responsible.

    Thanks!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Marina, can't such ads be screened out before they appear on the site? Plus, I'm assuming your ad sales literature is clear on not allowing ads with audio to play automatically?

      1. Marina Lazarevic profile image90
        Marina Lazarevicposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's a good question, but it's unfortunately not as clear cut as that.

        When you work with just 1 ad network, that means you might be working with hundreds of advertisers, all running different campaigns. When you work with multiple ad networks, you get that many more advertisers. Ultimately even with the most stringent rules in place, a large network inevitably will have undesirable ads sneak in. It's the nature of the game. That is why we ask for lots of details if you guys see an ad that is against our ad policy. So that we can:

        1. Figure out the network that delivered the ad
        2. Contact them to figure out the advertiser that delivered the ad
        3. Have that ad specifically removed from HubPages

  12. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    I had too loud videos ads playing on a few of my hubs I was checking on today. They are very distracting to say the least!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)