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Unwanted Google ads on blogs
By Dave Winer on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 10:30 AM.

A picture named minion.gifI just noticed that there's a Google ad on a recent story on my mother's blog. Here's a screen shot. Every story that I clicked on on her site now has an ad. This is new.  permalink

I called to find out if she had done anything to have these ads appear, and she said no.  permalink

Then I went to my Droidie site, and it has ads now. Oy. permalink

But not on Unberkeley. permalink

Thankfully not on the memorial site for my father. permalink

No ads on Frontier News. permalink

Maybe I missed something, maybe there's an opt-in that we checked off by accident on the sites that have ads.  permalink

If there's some kind of revenue share, it would be nice to get the money, but as I've said before, many times, I don't want ads on my sites. permalink

What's going on?? permalink

Update: There is a disclaimer on "To support the service (and keep free features free), we also sometimes run advertisements." permalink

Update #2: There's more. See item #2 on this page. If you're using Firefox (I am) you won't see the ads. So there's a bug. But actually I'd rather they not hide the ads from some users. That's probably why I wasn't aware they were showing ads to some of my readers, because I've been using Firefox for years.  permalink

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