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I’m wondering if there’s any connection between this and a thread on Digitalpoint that claims their ads are being blocked. There’s some confusion that the missing ads may be related to some database errors that the site was having last week, though it does seem that the publisher code is being served correctly on the page, but the ad remains blank.
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from Eavesy 2517 Days ago #
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I wonder if this could be related to Google stoping the text link adverts in some way?

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from MattSawyer 2516 Days ago #
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There is a theory that it’s possibly down the the link trades/sales being done on the forum. If indeed it does turn out to be a ban I’m still guessing it’s down to the quality of the traffic though.

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from g1smd 2516 Days ago #
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The problem with DP is that they promote spammy schemes, and try to popularise tactics that clearly contravene many SE guidelines. I believe that along with the  "We reserve the right to take pretty broad action within our rankings. A domain that sells links that pass PageRank can lose the ability to flow PageRank, it can lose PageRank in the Google Toolbar, it can be demoted, and if the content is spammy enough, it can be removed from Google’s index."  comment, Matt also said that Adsense people were looking at deactivating some accounts and ads showing on some sites.Maybe DP are on the list?  It wouldn’t surprise me.

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from MattSawyer 2516 Days ago #
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Quite possibly, but then you come back to the whole censorship argument ;) I can’t help thinking though that if it was a penalty along thsoe lines it would have taken the form of a PR reduction.

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from Gamermk 2516 Days ago #
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What censorship argument? They just list search results. It’d only be censorship if they could delete your domain.

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from quumf 2516 Days ago #
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DP offers the ability for members to post their own AdSense code into the site, and get revenue for posting and using the site, perhaps it is just that a lot of the members who take advantage of this are having their accounts banned, rather than the whole site being hit.

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from IncrediBILL 2516 Days ago #
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Perhaps the members were clicking the ads in a practice known as "tipping" and enough click fraud could’ve gotten those pages blocked.Perhaps it was a quality control thing with raw text links on the page linking to penalized sites like leadingdir that set off a penalty.Either way I’m giggling.

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from multippt 2516 Days ago #
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Their ads are not banned. The adsense ads still work in the main digitalpoint site [e.g. tools > adsense charts]. However, it does not work in the forum for unknown reasons.

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from IncrediBILL 2515 Days ago #
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Ads can be banned from specific areas without banning the AdSense account so it’s possible the forum is blacklisted which is quite amusing really, I like it ;)

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