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Did Google penalize a website for using popads?

Discussion in 'Pay Per Click Advertising' started by sash_007, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. #1
    hello friends,

    One of my clients website got deindexed by google for using popads

    they imposed Manual Action in google webmasters saying the website uses cloaking and sneaky redirects..
    SEMrush

    So popads cannot be used in any website .. if u wanna stay clean to google?
     
    sash_007, Aug 17, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. charice.preston

    charice.preston Active Member

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    Thats new, and you are the first one to claim it. Are you sure you are not using plugrush mobile redirect?

    If thats true, its the popads end :(
     
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    sash_007 Active Member

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    no not at all no plugrush whatsoever

    only popads and juicyads banner

    this happens especially in mobile it will not take you to the page link that u clicked but instead to some ads thats what google is talking about.. in desktop u wont have much issue... but in mobile?

    but strange thing is there are loads of big names out there who do use popups and they existing for years
     
    sash_007, Aug 17, 2015 IP
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    charice.preston Active Member

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    Is this true? Can Tom come on here so that we can hear his statement?

    My partner has popads all over his adult sites and so far no problem it yet, but I know google do the punishment in batch
     
    charice.preston, Aug 17, 2015 IP
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    bale Member

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    Its more likely the banners doing the redirect. My site was penalized in chrome for using some cpm banners
     
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    sash_007 Active Member

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    well google lifted the ban and client added popads code again.. now if google bans again then its for popads

    and if it doesn't ban then it was for juicyads mobile code
     
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    can you tel me when your client got message on Manual Action in google webmasters what is date and what is in manual action message from google end and what your friend did only remove juicyads and then apply again ? and when google lifted ban ? can you paste screenshot of google webmasters manual action page ?
     
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    sash_007 Active Member

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    Well google applied ban on 8-8-15

    at that time client was using some redirect plugin.. so he thought .. for that reason google applied cloaking and sneaky redirect.. so he removed it and submit for reconsideration..

    google replied on 12-8-15.. that site still violates google webmaster guidelines

    then client removed popads code and juicyads mobile code and submit for second reconsideration request

    and just few hours ago he checked and sees that google lifted ban and sent message

    Manual spam action revoked

    see the cloaking and sneaky redirect manual action screenshot here

    https://gyazo.com/b55f2e719b4d87d8e56b93113cd2865f
     
    sash_007, Aug 17, 2015 IP
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    nikipink Active Member

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    PopAds & sneaky redirects?!!! :oops:
    I am using their ads (3 years); it is impossible, they are clean.
     
    nikipink, Aug 17, 2015 IP
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    Thank you very much for give us details because it is important for all other people in future if they got such a action on webmasters tools then how they can lifted great job.
     
    fadhi123, Aug 17, 2015 IP
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    tomksoft Well-Known Member

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    Hello.
    First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the members who believe in PopAds!

    Regarding the issue - it is the very first report we have received like that.
    Our adcode can only open popups/popunders or new tabs. However, we have recently discovered that some advertisers are actively exploiting something that I believe is a bug in all mobile browsers as well as in most popular desktop browsers. The bug allows hijacking of the publisher website from within the tab/popup/popunder that our adcode opened (despite same origin restrictions of JavaScript).
    At this moment, as far as I know, all adnetworks in the industry are affected, however the exploit is not being used on a large scale.
    Was this reason of the problem with Google? I do not know, but if it was caused by PopAds, that is the only reason I can think of.

    Now some good news. We've been working on this problem for a while and we have a networkwide solution that will protect publishers websites from being redirected. We are doing some final tests now and hopefully it will be pushed to production today/tomorrow.
     
    tomksoft, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    #12
    no google are not personalize the website which are using popup ads .
     
    dervaish, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    well my client and myself also have faith in popads and no problem with payments whatsoever and conversions

    but after seeing that manual action.. which happened he got confused what caused the issue

    what i feel is google nowadays check if a website is loading fine in mobile or not regardless off that in desktop

    and as mentioned above google is strictly against sneaky redirects which many ad codes is causing ..like plugrush for example and i suspect juicy ads mobile code.. after adding that code when u try to load website in mobile it redirects u to ad instead of opening the website..

    but when using popads such kind of things dont happen.. so lets hope google sees it that way too
     
    sash_007, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    The case of Plugrush are up since 2013 and up to now. Seems they accept the thruth that google dont love their mobile redirects.

    As for JuicyAds, there are only times, not always.

    I hope popads dont fallow, I have high hopes of TomKSoft
     
    charice.preston, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    tomksoft Well-Known Member

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    No worries, we will never do automatic redirects.
     
    tomksoft, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    tomksoft Well-Known Member

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    In that another forum, seems like the issue was caused by plugrush.
     
    tomksoft, Aug 18, 2015 IP
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    We have just rolled out emergency patch to our adcode to block the exploit I mentioned above.
     
    tomksoft, Aug 19, 2015 IP
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    In January 2012, Google rolled out a new Top Heavy Update(“Page Layout” Algorithm), in this Pages With Too Many Ads Above The Fold Now Penalized By Google. But
    Sites using pop-ups, pop-unders or overlay ads are not impacted by this. It only applies to static ads in fixed positions on pages themselves.
     
    davidh11, Aug 27, 2015 IP
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    bing yes but google no.
     
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