As you know, we value and care about the safety and integrity of our publishers, our users, and our advertisers on Linkvertise. Therefore, we are constantly working to improve the security of the platform at the highest level and have put some security layers in place, trying to ensure to the best possible environment to share creative content.
In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about valid and invalid visits, why access to Linkvertise might be restricted in a few occasions and what you can do in order to gain access.
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Invalid Visit detected – What you should do now
Let’s start with the best scenario possible:
You go on Linkvertise to get creative and amazing content you are looking for, you access the content page, do a quick little ad step and there it is: You get what you were looking for – for free. You are happy, we are happy, the publisher is happy. So far, so good.
On rare occasions, the access to a content page can be denied. This means, that our security system has detected a suspicious behavior and therefore has classified your visit as invalid. You will see this popup:
What now? Well, don’t panic just yet. There are multiple ways of gaining access to the desired page.
1. Deactivate your VPN and Proxy:
We know, VPNs have become more and more standard. Everybody values their privacy – so do we. That being said, we strive to ensure the quality of our publisher’s traffic and revenue stream. VPNs are the most common way of frauding content and as a result, the safety of our publisher’s revenue is in jeopardy.
Check your browser and antivirus for activated VPN and deactivate.
You can turn off your VPN by going directly into the VPN’s software and deactivate. Please keep in mind that also some browsers have an inherent VPN, for example Opera GX or Brave. Here is how you deactivate them:
You simply go to your browser’s settings and search for VPN. Then, just deactivate VPN by toggling if off. Additionally, you can also directly deactivate VPN in your search bar by clicking VPN and clicking the action button. That is the fastest way to disable/enable VPN in Opera GX.
In case you have upgraded your Brave browser and subscribed to the VPN, you can click the VPN button in your header bar and disable VPN.
Furthermore, make sure that your antivirus software does not have an activated VPN either and turn if off, eventually. You can also try to use a different browser without activated VPN.
2. Deactivate your adblocker and scripts:
This shouldn’t be news to you as it was always required to deactivate your adblock on Linkvertise. Hey, we love adblocker as much as the next guy, but this has not changed.
In order to deactivate adblock, you can either go to your adblocker’s or your browser’s setting in case adblock is integrated and deactivate this option. Here is how for some examples:
In order to deactivate Adblock Plus, just click on the installed browser extension, usually located next to your search bar, and toggle off the adblock option. After doing so, refresh the page and gain access.
For deactivating UBlock, it is more or less the same procedure as for other adblocking browser extensions like Adblock Plus. Open the extension and click on the multidimensional off-button right at the top. You cannot miss this.
Opera GX users get the all in one package as this browser has an inherent adblocker, just like VPN. And again, it is veeeeery easy: Just open the browser settings. Right at the top, you will find the section Privacy protection.
Toggle off the first option and you are good to go. Basically, this applies to the most browsers you will find in the internet world.
Go to the settings and select Shields in the sidebar. Scroll down to Trackers & ads blocking and select the dropdown on the right-hand side and select disabled.
In case you have installed a script like Tempermonkey, you need to go to your browser extension’s settings and make sure it is disabled for Linkvertise.
No matter which browser you are using,
always make sure you have no browser extensions
For Firefox, the case is different, even we had to do some research (Firefox, why are you so difficult?).
There you go, off to the next one!
Hey, this looks like Chrome! Ok you two, who copied here…
Important note: Make sure you have not enabled the Block scripts option. You will find it by choosing Shields in the sidebar.
“I did all of this, but I am still getting blocked!”
Unfortunately, there is still a chance our system detects you as an invalid user due to internet connection issues.
In this case, you can try to access the link on your phone on mobile data or connect to a different internet connection.
We hope you found this article helpful, and we were able to solve your issue. Still not able to access? Now it’s time to panic. Just kidding. You can contact us via our HelpCenter form here.
Your Linkvertise Team!