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Less views, more comments

I think this again has to do with ad-blockers but am I the only one who is experiencing this?

I recently wrote a post "Not so trivial after all"

http://www.personapaper.com/article/23765-not-so-trivial-after-all

My post has 8 views but 9 comments. This means that there are members here who use ad blockers and their views on posts do not count.

I have also noticed that few of my older posts are getting plenty of comments but the view counter is not budging at all.

This is actually rather de-motivating because views are one of the major ways we earn here. It is up to the members of course whether they want to use ad blockers but it is not helping us as a community.

On a related post & seren3 has explained in great detail how you can select to disable ad blocking from this site specifically. I would request everyone to read it please and allow Persona Paper members to earn.


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Comments

bestwriter wrote on February 13, 2015, 2:40 AM

I was about to create a post on this issue. I too have noticed that.

valmnz wrote on February 13, 2015, 3:41 AM

It's sad that members block ads when they're on sites such as this, as it is the ads that earn the revenue that enable us to be paid.

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:20 AM

Iwas also going to write about this. Yesterday i even got a comment on my poll of a member voting. But what he voted for had 0 votes. I noticed this more and more in the recent weeks. The views aren't counted on a massive scale. And I don't think it's only ad blockers. It must be a glitch of some sort.

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:22 AM

Also, I noticed when I shared my posts on social media, they aren't always counted. And I use the buttons in the articles.

HappyLady wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:43 AM

I refuse to block ads, even if they can be annoying, on sites like these or anyone's blog as you know that is how earn. It is unfair to do so.

roxy7699 wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:55 AM

I agree, I don't see the point in blocking ads when taking part in sites like these, the aim is for ads to be shown and clicked on when suitable. If blocking ads, revenue will not be made and the site may not survive.

Koalemos wrote on February 13, 2015, 6:49 AM

Using an ad blocker is totally unacceptable because it removes any income that the site could generate. If the site has no income then it cannot continue. I had 3 comments to my posts overnight, yet my number of coins remained the same. Now I understand how that has happened.

zabelle51 wrote on February 13, 2015, 9:02 AM

Yes it is rather de-motivating since things are pretty slow anyway. :)

MaeLou wrote on February 13, 2015, 9:14 AM

Yes, it would be another case of using ad blockers. I have considered NOT paying for comments if you are using an ad blocker. I think it is only fair for you to not earn something if you are preventing the writer from earning anything through your visit.

MsBiz wrote on February 13, 2015, 9:35 AM

Crap, I just realized I was probably doing this on one of my computers without even realizing it. (Everything's blocked to the max after a nasty virus.) I hate ads with a passion, but I'm going to disable for this site.

erikalui wrote on February 13, 2015, 10:20 AM

I did not know about this issue. Even my article views then are not getting counted as many use ad blockers.

rosepetal wrote on February 13, 2015, 11:39 AM

I usually take off my ad blocker when I am on Persona Paper. It when I am doing some research that I usually keep it on. But thanks for reminding me of it.

iwrite28 wrote on February 13, 2015, 12:01 PM

Thanks for sharing this Dawnwriter. Hope all members support the site by disabling the ad blockers.

WordChazer wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:42 PM

This is the only site on the web which I allow to run those pesky adverts. Otherwise I run an adblocker, with special dispensation to show ads on this site alone. So that missing view is not me.

nbaquero wrote on February 13, 2015, 4:13 PM

Dawnwriter Thanks for making members aware of this issue. It doesn't help the community if views don't get counted as a result of using ad-blockers.

Last Edited: February 13, 2015, 4:14 PM

shaggin83 wrote on February 13, 2015, 9:28 PM

Wow I had absolutely no idea that ads can be blocked on here. I will have to go look at this and see if mine is blocking ads. If it is I will turn it off for this site so that ads can run and the site and everyone on here can earn the money they should. I am glad you are bringing this to everyones attention!

crowntower wrote on February 14, 2015, 4:43 AM

then I guess you have to do something about it like... teaching us what to do with our ads blockers that we might not know we have... Hehehe I am not a computer wizard and it will help a lot of us here if you post an instructions how to do it. Tag me if you did. God bless.

FreyaYuki wrote on February 14, 2015, 12:33 PM

Haven't noticed this though I saw that post about the ad blockers. I don't use ad blockers though but, hopefully, those who do can see that post too.

luisga814 wrote on February 15, 2015, 5:01 AM

Those members who use ad blockers are the one who had in mind to turndown PersonaPaper.Hope they will open their mind not to have an ad blockers.

luisga814 wrote on February 15, 2015, 6:52 AM

I checked your previous article Dawnwriter . First before I did my comment, I checked your views and you have 8 views that moment. I count your comment, you had 9. So, I typed the comment. So, I am your 10th comment. Then after clicking the "Add New Comment" button, your views rose to 9. So that means, I do not have an ad blocker program. Maybe one of your first nine comments from that previous article have an ad blocker.

ViperGirl85 wrote on February 15, 2015, 8:54 PM

Hmmm, I haven't really noticed, but I am not here as much. I'll keep an eye out though.