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Despite a losing streak versus Chrome, Safari, and IE in the browser usage war, Firefox holds 11.94% of total browser usage share as of April 2014 – based on a study by Shareaholic.com.
Therefore, as a website publisher, it’s still necessary to make sure your ads serve right on Firefox. In case you encounter a problematic ad, here’s the step-by-step guide in reporting them:
1) Take a screenshot of the ad.
- You can use the ‘Print Screen’ function on your keyboard or the Snipping Tool for Windows, then open your favorite image editor, for example, ‘Paint’.
- Save the image in your local folder.
- You can also directly paste and upload the image on http://snag.gy/ or http://imgur.com/ so it gives you a live link of the screenshot image
Example of a screenshot image of a faulty ad:
2) Next, copy the FULL code of the ad.
- Using your mouse/cursor, right-click on the ad and select ‘Inspect Element with Firebug’
- To locate the ad code, hover on the ad and the Firebug tool will show a highlighted section where the code is found, see the example:
- You may click on the small boxes to expand the full ad code. See example below:
3) Note down the device and browser used.
- In this case, the device used is: Desktop
- And the browser is: Mozilla Firefox
- To find out the Firefox version, follow these directions:
4) Specify the page the ad was spotted on.
- List as many pages where the ad appeared, for example:
5) Note down the ‘Destination URL’ the ad would be directed to.
- To do this, right-click on the ad and choose: ‘Copy Link Location’
- Paste the link address on a new browser window to reveal the destination URL
- In this case, the destination URL is: http://www.contiki.com
- And the ad came from Google Adsense or GoogleAdExchange
See the sample ad code below:
After gathering all the needed details mentioned, you are now ready to report a problematic ad.
6) Just email your notes to us at:
http://support.monetizemore.com/customer/portal/emails/new or if you’re reporting a problematic ad for a site you do not own, email the details to the website’s contact email.
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