Reporting Ad Redirects, Overlays, and Pop-Ups

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    It seems like iOS Safari is the biggest target for these things, but Chrome on Android lately has been far more of a target as everyone up and down the supply chain clamps down on it.

    The whole thing is very frustrating, because the same mechanics that have driven up CPMs in advertising for Publishers are the same place where the exploits happen.

    It is an ongoing war with these things, that is for sure. We've dialled the proactive protections way up so I'm hoping that today is a clean day for everyone!
     
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  2. TylerJ

    TylerJ Aspirant (294) Apr 10, 2016 Kansas
    Trader

    Yeah, like 3 times in a row. I navigated to home page, went to "Your Beers -> Gots" and started scrolling and it just redirected to that with no ability to go back. It did it on the same page all 3 times as well.
     
  3. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Nothing yet today though? Your report gave us a clue, so we blocked that network entirely and stiffened up the Chrome rules.
     
  4. TylerJ

    TylerJ Aspirant (294) Apr 10, 2016 Kansas
    Trader

    On desktop now, but I'll be sure to let you know!
     
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  5. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Thanks!

    Same goes for anyone else watching this - please post up if you see any problems today so we can jump on them.
     
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  6. macrosmatic

    macrosmatic Poo-Bah (2,658) Mar 9, 2006 Florida
    Society Trader

    Thanks for addressing this. I hate to jinx it, and I've only been on BA on my phone for a limited time today... but so far so good, at least for me.
     
  7. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Jinx away, honestly we want to engage all the bad luck because if it isn't actually fixed we want to fix it!
     
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  8. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Me too. *knock on wood*
    Not even once today.
     
  9. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  10. ernh

    ernh Initiate (155) Jun 10, 2012 California

  11. toolbrew

    toolbrew Champion (879) Feb 26, 2008 Indiana
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  12. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,578) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Moderator Fest Crew

    I've alerted our ad partner. Updates to follow...
     
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  13. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Sorry everyone - we were running an experiment which was a failure. We tend to try new things in the New Year, because revenue drops substantially - and I will admit that we went too far with the settings which likely was the cause of this.

    Let us know if you see anything further, and we'll stay on top of it!
     
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  14. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,321) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  15. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  16. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Don't have links right now, but I've been getting them heavily in the WBAYDN forum and a random one today. Four to five times per evening.
    On Android.
     
  17. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

  18. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    Been working on these ones all week, and I think we made some progress today. Can any of you let me know if you see anything from now through the weekend?
     
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  19. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (372) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
    Society

    Will do.
     
  20. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Disciple (374) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
    Trader

    What he said
     
  21. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Had one tonight, iPhone 9 ad/scam/pop up.
     
  22. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (372) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
    Society

  23. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Yup, still getting them.
     
  24. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    And another one. Seriously, this is getting old. I hope this gets fixed soon.
     
  25. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Champion (829) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
    Society Trader

    $20 a year and you don’t see them ever
     
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  26. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    I'm not talking about standard ads. Scam pop ups.
     
  27. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Champion (829) Feb 25, 2015 Montana
    Society Trader

    Me too, I’ve never had one on the iPad or iPhone since
     
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  28. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    I've never had them until about two weeks ago.
     
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  29. Advally

    Advally Initiate (11) Jun 5, 2018

    OK - we've made a series of further changes, is anyone still seeing them?
     
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  30. guinness77

    guinness77 Meyvn (1,136) Jan 6, 2014 New York

    Not today. Thanks.
     
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  31. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Not yet, thanks.
     
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  32. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Disciple (372) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
    Society

    Nor me.
     
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  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,782) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
    Society

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    Can't find a URL for this company but any time this ad is on a page on the BA Forums, the screen "pages down": automatically to the ad, not to the top of the thread or the first unread post, etc.

    Click on the arrow in the right corner and the ad looks like the right image above but none of those 3 choices, or the "NEXT" button works.

    URL = ?
    Device = Desktop
    Operating System = Windows 10
    Browser = Firefox
     
  34. Troutbeerbum

    Troutbeerbum Initiate (175) Dec 5, 2016 Maine

    Theyre back....
    No problem for about a week until just now.
    "American survey center"
     
  35. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,275) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  36. rudzud

    rudzud Poo-Bah (6,164) Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    For the past week or so every time I try to view the BA website on my phone regardless of browser I keep getting redirected to other websites/ads. This doesn't happen on any other website I view from my phone.