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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7960 on: December 25, 2020, 09:31:51 PM »
Yes, i get those often as well.  Adsense does not like any content that is behind membergroup permissions if not visible to guest.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7961 on: December 26, 2020, 10:30:50 AM »
Yes, i get those often as well.  Adsense does not like any content that is behind membergroup permissions if not visible to guest.
So just leave them be?
i was just worried that ad sense would stop serving t the site as a whole.
do you ior is there  any benefit from using auto ads( and related code)?

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7962 on: December 26, 2020, 10:38:53 AM »
I am not sure what the answer is I have millions of pages I am not sure if it matters more for smaller sites.

Auto ads I don't do since the placements can appear in odd places.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7963 on: December 26, 2020, 02:28:27 PM »
I am not sure what the answer is I have millions of pages I am not sure if it matters more for smaller sites.

Auto ads I don't do since the placements can appear in odd places.

Oh thank you, so you use this mod exclusively for ad placement on SMF.
My feeling about auto-ads was as you reinforced, that it would place ads in odd places

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7964 on: December 26, 2020, 02:52:41 PM »
Yeah it's a pity. It just doesn't appear right.
Other issues with adsense you can no longer put a third party ad url if their ads don't show.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7965 on: December 28, 2020, 12:12:22 PM »
Yeah it's a pity. It just doesn't appear right.
Other issues with adsense you can no longer put a third party ad url if their ads don't show.
Is there any other option for (adsense) ad placement?

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7966 on: December 28, 2020, 01:16:53 PM »
There is not that would make a difference it in the ad showing or not.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7967 on: December 31, 2020, 12:37:52 PM »
Ran in to a slight problem using Google auto ads with this mod (by the way, it can actually work pretty nicely over time - Google learns), the "Display ads on every page right below the menu" option will inevitably end up causing policy violations since action=login is "Valuable Inventory: No content" and there's no way to exclude an url parameter on Google.

Now, this can basically be worked around by changing the options to "Display ads on board index", "Display ads on message index", and "Display ads on the post page" - but thought I'd mention this, since Google is slowly driving people towards the auto ads, and of course the easiest way to go would be to just include the code on every page possible.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7968 on: December 31, 2020, 12:56:50 PM »
Yes,  it's a big pain for me as well. The login page/register page are easy to filter.

The harder ones are if you have private forums.  Google will just see the login page. Example would be your unreadreplies if ad is displayed there.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7969 on: January 04, 2021, 04:19:31 PM »
Ran in to a slight problem using Google auto ads with this mod (by the way, it can actually work pretty nicely over time - Google learns), the "Display ads on every page right below the menu" option will inevitably end up causing policy violations since action=login is "Valuable Inventory: No content" and there's no way to exclude an url parameter on Google.

Now, this can basically be worked around by changing the options to "Display ads on board index", "Display ads on message index", and "Display ads on the post page" - but thought I'd mention this, since Google is slowly driving people towards the auto ads, and of course the easiest way to go would be to just include the code on every page possible.


currently these two are sitting as policy violations. 

Code: [Select]
*targetsite*forums.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=tbrbnt0d6gt87af789ibc33007&topic=4283.msg9587 Yes Valuable Inventory: No content   Restricted demand Jan 2, 2021

Code: [Select]
*targetsite*forums.com/index.php?action=stats Yes Valuable Inventory: No content  Restricted demand  Jan 2, 2021
I did have "Display ads on every page right below the menu" checked but have changed it to what you suggest, do i need to request a review at this point or will they resolve themselves?
 i do not have auto ads enabled at this juncture, mainly because you cant exclude pages with fragments and or parameters so it was moot.


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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7970 on: January 05, 2021, 09:32:44 AM »
I don't believe it requires a review, because you are trying to stop showing ads - not fixing the violation to allow ads to be shown.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7971 on: February 10, 2021, 07:22:25 AM »
I'm getting an error on the mod setup. There is an error in the picture. I wonder where did I go wrong


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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7972 on: February 10, 2021, 09:23:08 AM »
Can you translate that for me?
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7973 on: February 10, 2021, 11:08:48 AM »

Description of the error shown in the picture:
The package you are trying to download or install is corrupted or not compatible with this SMF version

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7974 on: February 10, 2021, 11:19:42 AM »
Did you download  Approved    ad_mod_v3.5_SMF_2.0_and_SMF2.1d.zip?    That is for SMF 2.1
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7975 on: March 11, 2021, 07:42:10 AM »
I think we discussed this many years ago. Is there some way to exclude specific topics from displaying the ads, i.e. topics that Adsense deems against its policy? It could be adding exceptions with topic ids.

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7976 on: March 11, 2021, 10:32:38 AM »
There is not at this time. Yeah google is a pain about that.
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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7977 on: March 11, 2021, 10:44:59 AM »
I think it is vital for a forum, given that one cannot control content.

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7978 on: March 11, 2021, 11:13:16 AM »
what I did, not for that purpose but...
I use tiny portal, so I hide the right side ads and placed the code into the portal's right side and then used the portal settings to limit where the ad is viewed
ie not in the admin

you could then also tell it not to display in specific boards

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Re: Ad Management mod
« Reply #7979 on: March 11, 2021, 11:15:49 AM »
The problem is not specific boards (there is a setting for that in the mod), but that any board could have a flagged topic.