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  • Using WP 3.2.1 on private serner and theme Horcrux. Also have Adsense code manually inserted into the theme’s “sidebar.php”.

    Works just fine on every single page, but NOT on first page.

    There must be something in the code on that page that either throws the markup itself off balance so that it doesn’t add up. Or there something that’s “nullifying” the Adsense code.

    I just can’t figure out what.


    Can someone see what going on on that first page?

    TIA in ad(!)vance…

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  • Hi Dan,

    I’ve been poking around, not sure quite yet what the issue is.

    What does the text on this image mean?

    Also, are you actively right now making changes to the code? It appears the div right after the h3 tag is changing…

    <h3 class="sidetitl">Och nu blir det reklam...!</h3>
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    <h3 class="sidetitl">Och nu blir det reklam...!</h3>
    <div style="background:#dee0e5; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc;padding:0 0 20px 2px;"><script type="text/javascript"><!--


    Yeah, I was fiddling a bit…..

    However, I guess I’ve found the answer:

    Google obviously gauges each page to be able to serve relevant ads. When they cannot figure out what to serve, they simply don’t serve anything. Instead, they fall back on what they call “backup ad”. The default of this mode is merely a blank page (however, it maintains the original ad width/height). That’s what I saw (if you can “see” something that’s blank…)

    When I found that, I also found a way to add an image and other crap as the backup d instead of just the blank page. But as you cannot use html text (not kosher according to Godgle), I made an image with the text you might see now.

    So, again, the problem has been solved. The day Google actually think there’s something to relate to, they’ll serve the ads.


    Alight Dan, good job on figuring that out. I’m curious, did you just sign up for Google Adsense? For my site, I think it took a few days before it was able to display any adds.

    Signed up last Monday, i.e. 48 hrs from now.
    Suppose they were eager to get me on board as fast as possible. 🙂

    Edit: BTW, the text on the image you saw as ad replacement is just som silly rambling. Something like “OOOOPS! Google were supposed to serve some ads here as they do on other pages at the blog. Perhaps they didn’t like this particular page. Or are too shy. Enjoy the emptiness”

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