Advertising is the practice of producing text, images, or other media intended to influence others' purchasing decisions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
31 views

DFP error: “no valid network found” when uploading HTML5 creative bundles

I wanted to upload ads for my website into DFP. I'm trying to upload HTML5 creative bundles. I'm following the step Access the tool: html5-to-dfp.appspot.com, but I'm getting the the error message "...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Commission Junction links are registering tons of (probably false) clicks

I have a sidebar of commission junction ads, and they are plain text links (a-tags) with rel="nofollow" attributes in them I'm getting hundreds of "clicks" per day in my daily stats on CJ's dashboard....
2
votes
1answer
314 views

What are differences between sell side platforms (Admeld) and self-serve platform (AdReady)?

I was confused with sell side platforms (e.g. Admeld) and self-serve platforms (e.g. AdReady) as both are serving services to publishers. I would like to know the differences in order to get the ...
4
votes
1answer
27 views

Network Ad UTM Tracking Issue with GA

We have placed ads through an ad network targeted to our state's geo. We have doublechecked that the placment is correct, but our Google Analytics shows significant traffic from these UTM's coming ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Possible reasons for sudden awful decline in Facebook views

I have been regularly posting on my Facebook page for a couple of years: https://www.facebook.com/SealedOurFate/ And we suddenly have had a ridiculous drop in views of our postings. When we boost a ...
1
vote
1answer
124 views

How can I stop adware affecting my site?

We have just started running our own ads on our site but are now getting bombarded with complaints from users that "Russian Bride" ads are showing up below our ads. We know this is caused by AdWare ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Is it possible to serve ads without javascript (via <iframe sandbox>)?

I hate it when useless javascript slows down my machine. Is there a way to do ad placement without JavaScript? I've learned that, for example, iframe element has a sandbox attribute, which lets you ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

How does online advertising works?

How does online advertising works? When I type in the URL bar www.publisherwebsite.com, what happens from the initial request until my page is fully displayed? My guesses, observation and researchs ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

How to promote my own apps with AdMob after August 2016

I use AdMob to promote my apps. Right now, in AdMob management board I have a Promote tab and it is way too easy to add a new ad by specifying an ad image of my own app and that ad will be advertised ...
3
votes
1answer
18 views

an adsense bid reset button for people who just improved their site

I don't like it sometimes when google adsense does things automatically because they are too slow. Since I updated my website a bit, I want to be able to access a google URL once to indicate to them ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Embedding Other People's Content

I am a little confused about embedding other peoples' content. I understand the idea that people may not appreciate another person using their content without permission for monetary gain. Here is ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Created an ad set targeting only users in the USA, but Facebook Pixel has tracked 3 conversations outside of the USA, what's wrong?

I created a facebook ad set targeting only users in the USA. I setup a custom converstion for when users buy my product and see the thank you page. Pixel is tracking the conversations and show my ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Use Facebook advertising to target tourists and visitors that will visit a city?

I am trying, through the Facebook ads power editor to target people who are planning to visit my city within the next 1-2 months (or more). I see some online tutorials that have the option: ...
3
votes
1answer
299 views

In DFP, is it possible to use creative of one size on ad-units with different sizes?

I'm using a custom create type on DFP SMB, since the text has to be in Hebrew, the original text ad type doesn't work well. I made some text ads with width of the content (440x30) and they work well ...
2
votes
1answer
283 views

Do ad-impressions count if the user is using an adblocker?

Companies serving advertisements have a few different ways of billing you, with the most common being CPI (Cost Per Impression) and CPM (Cost Per Mille [Thousand] Impressions). When placing an ...
5
votes
1answer
52 views

How to get youtube-style ads in adsense on website?

I've seen some websites use a new style of ads from Adsense, they take the entire page and make you wait X seconds before being able to skip it. I thought it's the page-level ads of Adsense, however ...
11
votes
4answers
3k views

PHP-based ad server (alternative to OpenX)

I've used OpenX a few years ago and it worked fine. Now I see that it wasn't maintained for a while hence it became buggy on newer versions of PHP. Do you know any ad server that is a good ...
6
votes
6answers
530 views

Alternative to AdSense

What are some alternatives to using Google AdSense for generating advertising revenue? Google requires that the website has a high enough traffic volume to make it worth while to them. My website is ...
1
vote
1answer
632 views

Visits to my site with a weird URL

Google Analytics shows visits to my site landing at: mathematics21.org/?from=http://snip.to/. I have not ordered advertisements from snip.to and have never seen a URL like this.
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Advertising only certain vendors, rather than allowing AdSense to decide?

I'm brainstorming a site that keeps a catalog of certain vendors. If a given vendor is sufficiently verified, I want to specifically advertise that vendor only in a block dedicated to that purpose. (...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Adwords Dynamic Remarketing for Bidding

We want to use custom business data to show customers there new bids on display network and asking them to come back on the website. I have used remarketing for products, since our site provide ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Ads show up fine in localhost but not on live site

I have a strange problem: my site contains an AdSense ad. At localhost I refresh the page and almost every time (like 95%) I see a relevant, personalized ad, based on my browsing history. But on my ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

What do Facebook Metrics “Click (All)”, Actions and “Post Engagement” really mean

I'm simply trying to figure out what the metrics reported in the Facebook Advert Manager really mean. What I find in Facebook's documentation seems very vague: Actions: The number of actions taken ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Please help me choose an ad selling platform to integrate with a website [closed]

My team and I are currently building a website, and we’re looking into options for selling our ad space directly to whoever would like to purchase it. Not an exchange server like AdSense, but platform ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Facebook ad optimized for post engagement but charges for impressions

We have a Facebook ad running under a "post engagement" campaign and have set the "ad optimized for" option to "post engagement". We get two options for "what you get charged for": impressions, and ...
7
votes
1answer
132 views

Do sites without ads perform better in Google search results?

Does Google view sites without advertising as a more reliable source of information and increase the odds of a website returning in the search results? I ask this for a few reasons. The main reason ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Some animated Adsense ads prevent the rest of the page from functioning

I've had this problem for the best part of 3 months now. Since doing a major update in March, some recurring ads make the site unusable. I've requested help on this issue multiple times but nobody has ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

SEO impact of adverts on a .org domain

I know .org is really for non-profit organisations. If the site is purely for information but includes sold advertising space, will I be penalized from a SEO perspective?
2
votes
2answers
213 views

AdSense vs personal advertising system

I have a website that gets +10,000 hits a month. I currently have AdSense running on it but I am finding that I am barely getting any clicks or ad revenue at all. I was wondering if I would do any ...
6
votes
1answer
82 views

Google Ads targeting my already long term customers. How to fix this?

My company provides web based services on long term (years) contract basis. My customers would regularly visit my website to access the updates about their account. But all my customers have noticed ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

Do banner ads make my website a commercial website?

I am preparing a small wiki based tutorial website.I will have to be grabbing lots of contents under the Creative Commons (CCL), and I'm planning to place some ads on the website, to cover the costs ...
2
votes
2answers
19 views

does the word “Loading” that switches to the word “Advertisement” violate adsense policies?

In countless tests on webpagetest.org, when I test my site, the first thing that appears on the screen very early is the word "Advertisement". It's the header I use right above a google adsense ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Can I reposition AdSense ads with Javascript (for responsive purposes)?

I have a responsive blog where ads are displayed in the sidebar. On mobile devices however, the sidebar is pushed to the bottom below the posts. So what I'd like to do is move the ads from the ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Why do Reddit advertising clicks data and Google Analytics stats differ so much?

I ran ads on Reddit for a couple of days and as per Reddit ads data I've got 160 clicks. But Google Analytics reports just 25 clicks from Reddit. I've used utm tracking on my Reddit ads url. Why is ...
1
vote
0answers
99 views

HTML5 banner not showing correctly in Revive Adserver

I want to insert an HTML5 banner on our Reviver Adserver (version 3.2.2). Here's what I did : Created a new banner; Selected 'Generic HTML banner' from the dropdown menu; Copied the ad's HTML code; ...
3
votes
2answers
29 views

Get log of AdSense ads showed on my website

Is there a way to get a report of the ads that have been shown to the visitors of my website? Not just number of ads and clicks, but actual content of the ads.
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Running Anti-Anti-Advert Scripts?

Most websites contain adverts, and a lot of users are using software to stop adverts from loading. An example of the software used would be AdBlock. Is it considered acceptable to either block the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Google DFP : how I can track the sub id to know which video has played which ad and how much earning is generated by the particular ad?

I am working on an online video website and planning to display the video ads from DFP ( Double Click for Publisher). Please let me know how I can track the sub id to know which video has played which ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

'Pre-retargeting' - How does it work (if it does)

I have been approached by a couple of advertising agencies whom offer a service they're touting as being call 'pre-retargeting'. Apparently it's possible to serve display ads to users that visit ...
4
votes
2answers
936 views

Is Google DFP a replacement for ad rotate plugin?

I'm currently using Ad-Rotate WordPress plugin on my WordPress site. I recently came to know of Google DFP. I'm currently adding 1-5 ads per day which will increase soon and am wondering if Google ...
2
votes
3answers
39 views

Custom Advertisement above website content. Proper standard semantic format wanted

Until recently, my website was following proper semantic standards with H1 tags before H2 and H3 tags. Now, on my site I was asked to put an advertisement of a festival for the owner at the top of ...
2
votes
2answers
29 views

Can I deactivate / reactivate Google AdSense at any time?

I have a blog on Blogger which is not very popular (and it does not even have a second-level domain). In any case I would like to subscribe to Google AdSense and try this service to see how it does ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Google Analytics model comparison tool shows all traffic as direct when it actually came from Facebook and Instagram

We have created a new site and we are doing an Ad Campaign in Facebook Ads. My problem is that when I go to Google Analytics to analyze my traffic with the Model Comparison Tool and I click to First ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is adsense banning websites that have chat?

Based on this discussion it seems that Chat sites are no longer allowed to host adsense adverts. I have a website that is predominantly content, but chat is still a very important part of my site. I'...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Analytics ignoring advertising features setting

I've been having trouble with my Demographics reports in my Google Analytics account that I administer. After I log in, I expand the Audience tab, then Demographics, and then select Age. There is a ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Is there a time delay before Google Adsense ads are shown when you first put the ad code on a new website?

I have recently created a new website and have added a Google ad in the header area and also Google Analytics. However on the website the ad space just adds some padding rather than showing the ...
8
votes
5answers
285 views

Alternative Advertisers for my web site

I have a website where I have many of the programs I host, and I am looking for alternatives for publishing ads. The reason why I'm asking is because traffic on my site has more then tripled the ad ...
21
votes
6answers
1k views
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Can I move google adsense block to another div element?

In homepage of website I have 3 categories with their corresponding posts. And I have one google ad in every section. Also in homepage I have same categories as menu and when you click on one of ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

How to save money on AdWords?

Currently I am spending quite a lot on Google AdWord for search campaign, I am looking at methods to save money while maintaining the clicks. I have tried to switch from automatic pricing to manual ...