Ghostery classifies all Muse sites as advertising and blocks them completely

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Dec 30, 2020

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Since Sunday (dezember 28th) the add-blocker „ghostery“ classifies all websites made with muse as advertising(!). The user can see nothing but a white site or just the background (colour or pic). No Header, no menu, no footer - just nothing.

(If you switch off the add-blocker, the page can be seen again.)

 

I got in contact with webdesigners all over germany. Every Muse Website has the same probleme.  Who has an idea, why all Muse pages suddenly are classified als advertising. What can we do?

 

We are a small studio and still have a few Muse Websites online. Our customers will get us into a lot of trouble. Yes, we know that Muse is EOL and we are busy creating new Websites. But that still takes time. Not every customer wants to pay for that...

 

Greetings from Germany, Elke Gromatka  - Atelier kamillenfeld

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Community Beginner , Jan 01, 2021
elke-barbarag48042948 Community Beginner , Jan 01, 2021
neues-logo-november2017Hi Nancy,happy new year!I solved the problem! I got in touch with the german management of ghostery.Ghostery admitted a programming error and corrected it immediately. Ghosteryeven apologized!All Muse pages can be seen again. Yeah :)))It affected all websites made with Muse. No matter if responsive or not.Everywhere in Germany and probably worldwide.I still have a lot Muse sites online, unfortunately. (All Websites areresponsive.) I have been converting them to Wordpress /...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 30, 2020

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As far as I know, there can nothing be done about that ad blocking issue except one knows how to obverwrite this in code properly. You may try to "convert" your site, done with muse to a site, done with pinegrow - that does a wonderful job in my experience - and upload it via pinegrow. Like this, sites, done with muse and may need a redesign/rebuild in the future stay like they are designed right now. There´s also a kind of CMS like the IBE from Muse - needs some purchase per site but think it´s worth a try. Unfortunately testing is available for seven days only, so to test it with one site should be done with some schedule to not miss any testing-expiration.

Maybe PG writes a better code and adblockers don`t see it as ads anymore?

 

Kind Regards,

Uwe

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Hallo Uwe,



das Problem ist seit heute nachmittag gelöst!

Ich habe mich bis zur Geschäftsleitung/über die Burda Media AG hochgefragt
und Cliqz/Ghostery hat sich für den Fehler in aller Form entschuldigt! Sie
werden sich im neuen Jahr melden und berichten, was da passiert ist.

Die aktuelle Ghostery-Version zeigt alle Muse-Seiten wieder in voller
Schönheit 🙂



Danke für den Tipp mit pinegrow. Hört sich gut an.



Grüße aus Rheinhessen, Elke

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Hi Elke,

das finde ich auch, danke für Deine Rückmeldung. PG ist leider nicht ganz so easy, wie ich anfangs dachte. Zum Gestalten von Websites, ohne Code und ohne Abomodell, kann ich noch sparkleapp oder blocsapp nennen. Allerdings beide nur für Mac.

 

Ich wünsche einen guten Rutsch ind neue Jahr aus dem Badischen,

Uwe

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Hi Uwe,



eine Kollegin, die ich gestern über das Drama „Gostery/Adobe“ kennengelernt
habe, empfiehlt Webflow. Soll richtig gut sein.

Ich selbst arbeite jetzt mit Wordpress/Divi.



Bist Du der Fotograf mit den tollen Airportbildern? Wenn ja: mein großes
Kompliment.



Grüße aus Rheinhessen, Elke - von kamillenfeld.de

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Hello @elke-barbarag48042948,

Happy new year!

 

1.  May I ask, is your ad-blocked Muse site built responsively -- in other words, 1 site for all devices? 

Or did you make a separate layout for mobile phones/tablet devices which uses a redirect script that takes mobile users to the different URL?

 

2. Unfortunately, there's nothing you or I can do about browser settings or add-ons that people may be using.  That's beyond our control.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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Hi Nancy,

happy new year!



I solved the problem! I got in touch with the german management of ghostery.
Ghostery admitted a programming error and corrected it immediately. Ghostery
even apologized!
All Muse pages can be seen again. Yeah :)))

It affected all websites made with Muse. No matter if responsive or not.
Everywhere in Germany and probably worldwide.
I still have a lot Muse sites online, unfortunately. (All Websites are
responsive.) I have been converting them to Wordpress / Divi for a year now.
But that takes time... And not every customer wants to pay for that. Not a
comfortable situation for designers.

Good luck, Elke Gromatka from Germany (kamillenfeld.de)
(sorry for my bad englisch!!)

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Good to know.  Very happy you got it all sorted with Ghostery.

 

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
Alt-Web Design & Publishing

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