See an ad you don't like? We have your back!
PubNation’s Ad Reporter runs underneath the hood with every ad served by Pubnation. Its function is to grab all the technical details of an ad call so that we can work with partners to improve ad quality across the sites of PubNation publishers.
How to report a display ad
Reporting ads helps us keep quality high for all PubNation sites.
To report an ad, look for the Pubnation logo beneath that ad and click.
A small window will open with two options:
"What is this?" or
"⚠️ Report Ad"
When you click on "⚠️ Report Ad", you'll be shown a report form to fill out. This information is sent directly to our Ad Operations Team.
As a Pubnation publisher, we ask that you please include a reason for the report when you are reporting an ad, and then click 'I'm a publisher at Pubnation'.
This will push the report to the top of the queue so we can assist you quickly with all the ads you report. We check these reports daily and do our best to get each ad blocked if it does not meet our guidelines.
If you do not see the Pubnation logo with the option to report, you can grab a screenshot of the ad, and right-click on the ad to grab the URL where the ad leads to.
Email those details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll report it to the necessary ad partners.
Video ad with sound? Here's how to get it blocked!
PubNation places the utmost importance on ad quality, and our Ad Reporter helps us track down any ad that doesn't follow our strict quality guidelines.
All video ads should play in mute mode, but occasionally some can sneak through with sound. The process for reporting video ads is very simple, but it varies slightly depending on which player you're using.
How to Report Universal Video Player Ad
Click on the PubNation logo in the corner of the ad
Click Report Ad
Fill out the form that pops up • Please include a reason for the report • Click “I’m a publisher at Pubnation”
For your embedded videos, the process is the same, but the location of the reporter button is slightly different. If you are looking at the small sticky video, you will need to scroll to where the video is embedded in the post and report it from there.
How to Report an Embedded Video Ad
Click on the PubNation logo in the bottom left corner
Click Report Ad
Fill out the form that pops up ◦ Please include a reason for the report ◦ Click “I’m a publisher at Pubnation”
Do my readers or I need to install anything?
Not at all. The ad reporter is completely self-contained, and no downloads or installs are necessary.
Does reporting ads affect my status with the advertisers at all?
NO. Absolutely not. The advertisers never see these reports or who is reporting them. The reports come straight to Pubnation, and only Pubnation employees see them.
Is blocking instantaneous?
It is not. We work with each partner to submit reports, and the turnaround time is different for each one.