Forum Replies Created

Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hi,

    Any response from the plugin authors?

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Note I have tested various versions of the plugins and have found:
    4.1.5 is not working
    4.1.4 is not working
    4.1.3 is not working
    4.1.2 is not working
    4.1.1 is working
    4.1.0 is working

    “Not working” = same error as above.

    “Working” = no error.

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hi,

    Is there any way we can get this to work for staging domains?

    The URLs keep being submitted on the staging domain instead of the main domain (since posts are typically added to the staging domain first being merged into the live indexed site).

    Is there any way around this? 🙂

    Hey Steven,

    Love your work on this plugin.

    Just wanted to flag that I find the ability to manually insert the toc extremely useful. So even if you depreciate the shortcode, a (preferably convenient) way to choose exactly where the toc is inserted would be awesome.

    Thanks mate.

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hey Thomas,

    Haha yes I was trying to be more careful this time. I wasn’t sure if the URL was required in this specific instance – sorry to make you go dig for it.

    When I cleared the cloudflare cache the issue persisted. Since creating my post I also went and cleared the server-level cache – and it seems like that fixed the issue.

    It was either that – or your mere gaze was enough to fix the issue. I think the odds are around 50/50 either way. Thank you very much for your help 🙂

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hi Tom,

    Sorry about that. To clarify, I meant avoiding the situation where you might say:

    <p> The top 5 veggies are: </p>
    *ADVERTISEMENT*
    <ul>
    <li>Spinach</li>
    <li>Carrots</li>
    <li>Brussel sprouts</li>
    </ul>

    Advertisements between paragraphs and lists seem particularly intrusive to me. Is there any way to avoid this?

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Thanks again for all of your help Thomas 🙂

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Damn Thomas, you’re good.

    Thank you very much for your help mate.

    Last thing: I tried subscribing to your email list (notification appeared while using the plugin) about ~30min ago and am yet to receive a confirmation email.

    If this isn’t intended behavior, please direct me to where I can sign up.

    The kindest of regards,
    Worthyofblame

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    > b) If the answer to (a) is yes – then is the way to cater for longer and shorter posts just to have a different ad set up for after X number of paragraphs?

    > I just thought about this for a few minutes, but don’t see a benefit of a different setup. AdSense does not like you to stuff too many ads into the screen a user is seeing. So more ads on shorter posts might not be a good idea.

    Rereading my question, I articulated it very poorly.

    I agree with you. What I meant was doing something like this: https://imgur.com/FpGnxGf

    Would mean that both longer and shorter articles are “catered for” in the sense that I’m *not* overloading shorter articles with ads. Because ads are only being served based on the number of paragraphs – shorter posts = less ads.

    > In-article ads can perform well. I would test them against 336×280 large rectangles in the content and also test different placements. Since it comes down to ads in the content performing best, there is not much to test these days.

    Right – as in test responsive ads in content vs 336×280 large rectangles in content? And “Text and Display” ads?

    https://imgur.com/i5m47Sh -> https://imgur.com/PYRozzd ?

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Like this Thomas? https://imgur.com/DCIxIXN

    I’ve just used your plugin to manually ad 2 ads.

    Honestly, I don’t know how to feel about this Google Auto ads. I thought it would improve over time, but it has been >15 days and revenue is still down by more than half. I thought it was because google was get to optimize it for my site – turns out it was just because of errors in being displayed. I’m not sure that the simplicity of a single line of code is worth the cut.

    I like how in your plugin you can choose if you want an ad after 4 paragraphs, 8 paragraphs, etc.

    A few more questions if that’s okay Thomas:
    a) What will you plugin do if there is only 4 paragraphs in a post, and it is set to display after the 8th? Just not display?
    b) If the answer to (a) is yes – then is the way to cater for longer and shorter posts just to have a different ad set up for after X number of paragraphs?
    c) What has been your experience with the best performing ads – or how best to optimise / test for the best performing ads?

    Thank you for your time Thomas

    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hiya Thomas,

    Thank you for your speedy response

    > So to clarify: it’s normal for Adsense to have such issues

    > Not “normal” as in “happens super often”, but not unknown to them either.

    Ouch, that sucks.

    > 15 days after implementing auto ads? Is this something I need to reach out to adsense support for?

    > I often see similar issues being addressed by them, but it could also happen that they miss it and letting them know could speed it up.

    Yeah I think I’ll hit them up

    > 1. Will autoads still work if I “minify” the second <script> information they give you?

    > Depending on what “minify” means. Stripping line-breaks? No problem. Moving the script to another file? Big problem.

    Yeah, as in stripping line breaks.

    > 2. Is it okay to use autoptimize without any of the JS features? (seeing as disabling it did not fix the issue)

    > I think you can also just let Autoptimize ignore this. See “How does exclude from optimizing work” on https://wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/#faq.

    By this do you mean doing this: https://imgur.com/je4pOMg

    > 3. I’ve read that google uses HTML comments – is this true? Or is it safe to use cloudflare/autoptimize to optimize my HTML

    > No problem to remove the comments from the AdSense codes. They are not used to display the ads.

    Awesome, thanks again mate.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by worthyofblame.
    Thread Starter worthyofblame

    (@worthyofblame)

    Hi Thomas,

    Thank you for your speedy reply mate.

    Although I only disabled autoptimise an hour ago, I’ve had adsense auto ads for the past half a month.

    So to clarify: it’s normal for Adsense to have such issues >15 days after implementing auto ads? Is this something I need to reach out to adsense support for?

    A couple other questions if that’s okay:
    1. Will autoads still work if I “minify” the second <script> information they give you?
    2. Is it okay to use autoptimize without any of the JS features? (seeing as disabling it did not fix the issue)
    3. I’ve read that google uses HTML comments – is this true? Or is it safe to use cloudflare/autoptimize to optimize my HTML

    Thanks again for your help Thomas

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by worthyofblame.
Viewing 12 replies - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)