Unable to Log in to Google Analytics and Adwords? Disable Adblock

Unable to Log In To Google Analytics and Adwords? Disable AdblockI was having issues logging into Google Analytics and Google Adwords this week.

This is what I saw when I logged into Google Adwords.

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This is what I saw when I logged into Google Analytics.

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I logged out and back in, I restarted, I tried different machines with different operating systems and cleared my cache and deleted all my cookies. None of that worked.

Finally, I disabled AdBlock, a Chrome extension I use to hide ads. Voila! AdBlock was the culprit.

This is something I only started noticing this week. I believe it's part of Google's war against ad blockers, which I'll bet costs Google millions and millions of dollars every year.

If you're having the same trouble logging into Adwords or Analytics, now you know what to do.


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Douglas

I was wondering when this situation would occur. Google makes the vast majority of its income from selling ad space, along with tracking services for web sites. It is logical that Google would not be in favour of any web browser feature that would go against their core business. I appreciate the business model of Google and a lot of websites, but when I see a website I regularly visit on a browser without AdBlock, I am often surprised by the amount of advertising on the page. Unlike in print media, it is far more intrusive, because web ads can change colour and images on an otherwise static web page.

Google has a fine line to walk with Chrome. How are they going to balance the preferences of users who do not want to see a lot of ads or have their browsing tracked with collecting browsing information and related data? I still do nearly all of my browsing with Firefox, some with Chrome and use IE only for my work's client information and transaction processing site, which "requires" IE. I can use IE Tab if I do not need to use an external application that is coded only for IE. The site is being replaced shortly. The new site is optimized for Firefox and Chrome.

May 26, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Douglas

Yes, Google has definitely changed their course with regards to ad blocking extensions.

http://adblockplus.org/blog/adblock-plus-for-android-removed-from-google-play-store

Like you, I'm always shocked when I see a site with AdBlock disabled...

But, as a webmaster who runs Adsense ads on this very site, I understand why sites do it.

May 26, 2013 @ 11:04 AM

IT guy

Blocking ad's is nothing short of unethical especially for a guy who admits to making money off his own blog via Google. You either pay for something or you allow ad's. You can't expect everything for free. Incredibly hypocritical Mike.

May 26, 2013 @ 1:36 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@IT Guy

It's not hypocritical. I'm perfectly fine with visitors blocking ads on this site.

May 26, 2013 @ 1:58 PM

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