October 16, 2009

Can't see Google ads on blog or website

There are many possibilities which cause this problem. First of all you need to check that you have latest Java and flash player installed on your computer.

Download latest Java from here

Download latest flash player from here

Most of the time this will fix your problem. If this doesn't fix it there are few more things that you can try.

Check whether you have a firewall installed on your computer which preventing ads to be displayed on your blog or website.

Check some other blogs or web sites which have Google ads on them. If those websites showing ads correctly check your Google Adsense account. May be it has been disabled. If none of blogs or websites showing Google ads we have to follow more steps.

You can try installing an other web browser on your computer. If you are using Internet explorer try to install Firefox or Chrome and check whether its showing ads on your blog or website. If the other browser shows ads without any problem your web browser has a problem. If you are using Internet explorer you can reset Internet explorer to default settings. If none of web browsers shows Google ads there is another option we can try.

There is a possibility that your computers hosts file become infected or changed by a virus. The hosts file is located on this location on Windows XP.


You can replace the hosts file from an other computer. Copy and replace the existing hosts file and try again to view your blog or website.

If you don't have another computer to replace hosts file download it from here.


  1. hey chanaka, I have a problem. its multidimensional:

    A) I cant see ANY Google Ads.
    B) I have Java Enabled
    C) I have the latest JAVA and Flash|
    D) I checked the host files, and it doesn't tell me much except that its a sample host file...etc...
    E) Im confused and sad


  2. What kind of a virus protection software are you using ? It might be blocking the adds. Try to disable it temporary and see if the adds are appearing.

  3. Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I'd like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.