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Cloudflare kill adsense? Some Xenforo's feedback?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kintaro, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

  2. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I've been using cloudflare for now with no issues, my adsense has remained the same too
     
  3. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    Are you using the free cloudflare free version?
    Have you rocket loader active?
    mod_cloudflare installed on Apache?

    Thank you for your feedback Rigel.
     
  4. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    I have been using the free version so far, I might migrate to one of the plans once I enable https on my site
    I don't have rocket loader active
    Neither mod_cloudflare on Apache

    I could definitely see rocket loader messing up adsense
     
  5. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

  6. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    You're correct that without mod_cloudflare your visitor IPs would be CloudFlare IPs (on your server), but the requests to adsense aren't proxied by CloudFlare since they're not served from your server. Not to mention Google offers a service similar to CloudFlare (Pagespeed Service). I used CloudFlare and it did not impact my Adsense earnings as far as I could tell, but I switched off of it a few days ago and am now using CloudFront for a CDN.
     
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  7. damoncloudflare

    damoncloudflare Active Member

    The only thing that would impact AdSense potentially is Rocket Loader (turn that off if you see an issue).

    I actually dealt with the person that wrote that blog post. When we offered to help and tried to get additional details so we could investigate with Google, they responded with something like: "I'm at work and my phone is wet". We never received any tangible proof that it was actually caused by us.
     
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  8. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    ok, I think I'm going to try! (y)
     
  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    lol
     
  10. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    ?_?
     
  11. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    was laughing at 'I'm at work and my phone is wet'
     
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  12. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    FWIW, Webmaster tools did report a severely increased page loading time for Google's crawlers right when I switched to CloudFlare. Opened a ticket about it and after a few replies CF fell silent. Opened up another ticket in case they missed my first one, and again got no reply.

    After recently switching away from CloudFlare loading times went back down, though that's probably because the way I've setup the new CDN is better. CloudFlare saved us lots of bandwith and I think is generally a decent and helpful service, and it did not impact Adsense, but customer support was not very helpful (as the tech industry is infamous for).
     
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  13. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    Why anyone would trust their data to a 'free' service that was funded by the NSA is beyond me. Remember the SOPA protests where many CF users just flipped a switch in their CP and CF automatically blotted out words and placed 'censored' signs on images? Anyone ever wondered why this service is free? For the good of the world? ha

    IMHO, this is a massive step towards an Internet kill switch.
     
  14. RastaLulz

    RastaLulz Well-Known Member

    Take off your tin foil hat, you can leave CloudFlare just as easily as you joined it - just change your domains name servers.
     
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  15. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    wuts nsa

    Ninjas Sippin on Ambrosia?
     
  16. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    Yeah, because CloudFlare now owns my dedicated server. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. Kintaro

    Kintaro Well-Known Member

    IMHO it can be free because they offer other services in their control panel monetizing from them. Not to mention their premium services.
     
  18. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I had some real issues. Never got it to work with community sites. Make sure to turn off the jss, css and html minify to keep your ads running.
     
  19. damoncloudflare

    damoncloudflare Active Member

    "Make sure to turn off the jss, css and html minify to keep your ads running."

    These don't impact third-party scripts (minify). Rocket Loader is the most likely culprit of any issues you had with ads running.
     
  20. damoncloudflare

    damoncloudflare Active Member

    Correct. Our apps, for example, are another way for us to monetize the service.
     

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