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I've tried making the page as FB landing page, Adsense got removed..

edited May 2012 in Questions
This discussion is related to the Custom Pages addon.

hi guys, i dont know if you experience what i have experienced, before i was using this plugin as a landing page of my fb app, somehow when i visit the site, the adsense codes are being removed, locally and from FB i-frame, i understand that FB closes down adsense codes but why does it affect the main site.. ?

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  • 422422 Developer MVP
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    I didnt think you could put your adsense ads on fb in any way shape or form.

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  • 422422 Developer MVP
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    Ops that should read , hijacked

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  • OnlyAnExcuseOnlyAnExcuse ✭✭
    edited May 2012 Answer ✓

    Like 442 said, Adsense wouldn't allow you to post ads in a frame on another site and Facebook actively prevent any unauthorised advertising.

    Like others, I toyed with adding my forum to Facebook - in my case I didn't use an app, I embedded it in one of those html pages apps (which cause problems displaying unsecure content in some browsers, but anyway). If I had an SSL certificate, i'd have coded it into a simple app instead, as SSL is a requirement these days on Facebook apps.

    Instead of using my "full" forum at it's normal server directory, I added another Vanilla install to my server (an absolute copy of the normal one), accessing the same database, using all the same plugins etc. So for my normal forum, I had the folder /forum and the "facebook forum" I used the folder /fbforum.

    For Facebook, I had/have no ads applied, and used the mobile theme to keep things minimal.

    it works - there are some issues though.

    1. Image uploads/avatars on Facebook's forum go to the Facebook forum's install folders. Not your normal forum's (and vice-versa), so you'd have to copy these over regularly - users who switch between both won't have their avatars on both installs.

    2. Links on the forum index to latest topics will redirect to the wrong site if accessing normal forum, and trying to click a topic made on the "facebook forum". Not such a huge issue, it really doesn't break navigation but it does cause the user to switch out to the other on certain occasions.

    3. The problem above is further exasperated as I have my forum on a subdomain, so it causes extra issues.

    If you feel you can get away with adding it to Facebook, try the method above. That way you have one install without adverts (for Facebook), and another with ads (for your website).


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