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    Can AdSense be Hijacked?

    Hi,

    I'll try to explain this as best I can.

    My main site is way, way down on earning

    About 1 mo ago I got this from AdSense

    Code:
    Our system analyzed your site, freewomensblogs.com and found a great opportunity to increase your AdSense 
    
    earnings. We recommend that you change your 120x600 ad units to 160x600s on freewomensblogs.com. Here is an 
    
    example of where we found this opportunity: freewomensblogs.com/2009/10/29/jamie-lee-curtis-biography-
    
    filmography-pictures/
    
    Generating the code for this new ad size should take no more than five minutes, and may have a substantial 
    
    impact on your revenue. On average, publishers across our network who implement this change see a noticeable 
    
    improvement on the CPMs and we think you’ll see similar results.
    
    For an example of how small changes can make a big impact on your revenue, check out how CareerPlanner.com 
    
    increased their revenue by 165% by making changes similar to the one we’ve suggested.
    
    You'll get the best results by updating all 120x600 units across your site. Our system analyzed 253 pages 
    
    across freewomensblogs.com and found 252 120x600 ad units.
    
    To get started on your way to better performance, generate your new ad code by clicking here.
    
    Sincerely,
    
    The Google AdSense Team
    So I made the changes as they said it made no difference money is still way down.

    Now today I noticed this. Might be nothing or it might be. I made no changes to these pics other then to resize a bit. I used the snipping tool.

    Now talking about a different ad. This is the 336 x 280 ad on the site

    Take a close look at the font it is different? This is in the same ad just on a different page.

    How I have the ad set up it shows this way on most pages.



    How the ad is showing up on some pages





    This is a plugin that using the same AdSense code.

    Has this ever happened to you that AdSense changes the font size from page to page?

    Is this a strange thing or should I start hunting for something?

    If I am to hunt for something what am I to be looking for?

    Thanks in Advance

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    Are you sure Google genuinely sends out such e-mails occasionally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aziz View Post
    Are you sure Google genuinely sends out such e-mails occasionally?
    Hi,

    That was not an email I don't use email

    That letter was right in my AdSense account after you login under Recent Messages.



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    And where to find recent messages ? Not able to see in my account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    And where to find recent messages ? Not able to see in my account.
    Hi,

    That is a screen shot of my account it shows up for me right when I login.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    Hi,

    That was not an email I don't use email

    That letter was right in my AdSense account after you login under Recent Messages.



    Sami
    I received same msg too, but i don't bother to change it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami4u View Post
    This is a plugin that using the same AdSense code.
    We were using a Wordpress plugin that, a small percentage of the time, replaced our AdSense pub-id with the plugin makers AdSense pub-id.

    This is an option in the plugin, but the option to disable it simply did not work. So, we just edited source code to the plugin.

    You can see if this is happening to you by viewing the source code to your web page in a web browser. In Firefox, you can do this with <CONTROL-U>. Search for every instance of "google_ad_client" on your page and make sure that all of the pub id's are yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    We were using a Wordpress plugin that, a small percentage of the time, replaced our AdSense pub-id with the plugin makers AdSense pub-id.

    This is an option in the plugin, but the option to disable it simply did not work. So, we just edited source code to the plugin.

    You can see if this is happening to you by viewing the source code to your web page in a web browser. In Firefox, you can do this with <CONTROL-U>. Search for every instance of "google_ad_client" on your page and make sure that all of the pub id's are yours.

    Hi,

    I will check into to that. Thanks.. You might be right just wondering why this started all of a sudden been using the same plugin from day one, and it is on all of my wp sites this is the only site that seemed to be affected.

    Hypothetically, wouldn't it seem odd to you if you had a stock that was always around $100 a mo and all of a sudden it dropped to $7 a mo. Would you want to look in to why the stock dropped?

    That is how big of a change I have I going on here.

    If my AdSense pub-id is on all my pages and I can not find anything that way.

    Any Ideas on what to do next?


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    Do you have any other stats program, like AWStats or Google Analytics?

    You want to find out if you page impressions have fallen, or just your ad impressions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Do you have any other stats program, like AWStats or Google Analytics?

    You want to find out if you page impressions have fallen, or just your ad impressions.
    Hi

    I don't have AWStats or Google Analytics on any of the sites. I use wassup wordpress plugin. I think it neat to watch and see what people are doing on my sites real time. then I look at the stuff that I have in cpanel Webalizer, Awstats, from time to time. I really don't understand what they say.

    According to AdSense my my page views for the site are up from last mo. it is just that I am not getting close to any clicks for some reason.

    I also have all three of my ads from that site on the same channel.

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