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Skold

V.I.P.
Feb 17, 2016
620
Out of curiosity, how does Google factor in? If they hosted the site that would make sense, but is there even a "GWS"?

Like I should be able to type in "forums.insideuniversal.net" and Google wouldn't have to be involved or even need to know.

What am I missing?

BTW, thanks for all you do running these forums! (I'm just curious about the whole Google thing)
 

Nick

Staff member
Moderator
Sep 22, 2011
24,870
Orlando
Out of curiosity, how does Google factor in? If they hosted the site that would make sense, but is there even a "GWS"?

Like I should be able to type in "forums.insideuniversal.net" and Google wouldn't have to be involved or even need to know.

What am I missing?

BTW, thanks for all you do running these forums! (I'm just curious about the whole Google thing)
The ads that support the site are from Google AdSense.
 
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WAJAS

Veteran Member
Aug 15, 2014
3,521
--Classified--
I can’t do anything other than submit the info to Google, and await their resolution. Sorry.
I understand man. Let’s hope they’ll actually do something. I bet this is occurring on other sites as well, and Alphabet makes most of their money from AdSense.
 

MrBlonde

Member
Aug 7, 2018
556
Just to put another data point in that pop up- I tried accessing the forum from Safari on my iPhone this weekend and kept getting that ad and basically wouldn't let me proceed. However, I switched to Google Chrome's app and I didn't have any issues from that browser.
 

sjago13

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
1,383
Kissimmee
I couldn't find a better place to put this and didn't want to make a new thread. @Brian G. The ads are back on desktop and mobile for me. Seems to have correlated to when you put that COVID disclaimer thing back online as it started today as far as I know.
 

Brian G.

Editor-in-Chief
Staff member
Administrator
Jan 21, 2008
21,641
Orlando, FL
I couldn't find a better place to put this and didn't want to make a new thread. @Brian G. The ads are back on desktop and mobile for me. Seems to have correlated to when you put that COVID disclaimer thing back online as it started today as far as I know.
We've changed some things on the ad side. Nothing to do with the disclaimer. We're in the process of tweaking and fixing.
 

Alicia

Premium Member
Jul 17, 2014
10,812
Orlando
We've changed some things on the ad side. Nothing to do with the disclaimer. We're in the process of tweaking and fixing.
Thanks. Will the VIPs still be ad free when it’s done? I’m getting ads currently, but I see that you’re working on things. (I’d be willing to pay again if you need btw.)
 
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