Seeing Random Ads on Etsy?

Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2012
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The past few weeks there seems to be a larger number than normal of folks coming to the forums complaining about random ads on the site–some expecting that Etsy sold ad space & others knowing there was something wrong on their end but needing help to get rid of the ads.

Here are three quick things to try–one of them should get rid of the non-Etsy ads you are seeing while on the site:

1. Clear your cache–I know it’s a running joke whenever there’s a problem, but it helped at least one person get rid of the ads.

2. Check your browser for add-ons–like a shopping feature or an extra tool bar, and turn it off. If you don’t know how to find where to turn add-ons on & off in your browser, give Google a spin–I’m sure there are many sites that describe how to do it for each browser.

3. Run an anti-virus scan–you may have picked up some ad-ware that should be removed from your computer. There are many good free ones–some online, some you download—see the links in this old forum post here if you’d like to try a new one out:

http://www.etsy.com/teams/7718/site-help/discuss/6214391/page/3

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Go To Great Panes, Kathryn Maloney ©2012
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