Full page ads on IOS - Redirecting

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#1  Edited By BurBan_Snake

For the last two weeks or so every time i visit GB on my iOS phone, I get full page ads that eventually redirect a thousand times and i wind up in the app store. It's so bad and fast that I cant even log into my premium account to avoid it, because it just instantly loads away from GB into adCity.

Does anyone have a similar experience? I know theres nothing wrong with my phone (I actually work with them for a living), so i can't figure out for the life of me why GB would have such toxic adverts on mobile.

Thanks

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Experiencing exact same issue on mobile, newest iOS (whichever it is) and using Safari.

Site is unusable at the moment. Pretty bad look.

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Not nearly as bad as redirects but still ugly as fuck on the desktop site.

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Got one of those, "You've been selected to win an iPhone 7!" and then redirected to a website that wouldn't let me exit out until I hit a button not 30 seconds ago trying to come to the website on my iPhone 6s.

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Giant Bomb should remove page ads. Any time I see them because I am not logged and have adblock off they don't look great. And then I always hear about horror stories such as this. I would think they turn more people away from the site, not getting premium, thus making less money without ads. But I don't have the analytics so what do I really know?

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#6  Edited By Osoart

I found the same thing today. Some ad that had a spinner wheel to win a $*(%*# Walmart gift card or something.

I couldn't use the site on my phone (iOS) *at all*

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#7 Jeff  Staff

Yuck. Letting people know about this, thanks for the report.

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I have also been getting this on my PC. I get redirected to a ad asking to fill out a survey on my internet provider.

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#9  Edited By BurBan_Snake

Thanks Jeff, I hoped you would get it taken care of for us! Keep on Keepin on duder

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#10  Edited By jSlack

Yep got the same one. Windows 10 w/ latest Chrome

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Yeah, it's been happening for weeks now to me too..

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Same here. iPhone with safari, latest iOS.

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Maybe @rorie can do something.

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#15 rorie  Staff

@lazyekans: Which page were you hitting specifically? The homepage?

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@rorie: After a search on the site.

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@rorie: @lazyekans: I also got that the other day. It was just when I entered the site, the homepage.

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#18  Edited By thesquarepear

Got redirected today in a chromium-based browser from these two URL's on load (as far as I recall because I had spawned a couple tabs):

  • https://www.giantbomb.com/shows/giant-bomb-winter-games-2019/2970-19847
  • https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/

to a globaltalentstrategies.top domain site with a "prize" survey.

I haven't paid for premium in a long while but still kind of a bummer that less "savvy" people might get hooked by this. Plus I only filter malware and social media domains because there should be some room for internet advertisement IMO but stuff like this makes me question that.