Not Seeing Any Ads II

Been trying to get help for almost a month now to no avail, this is my second post.

USA, Windows 10, have Notifications ON in Settings (get notifications from these senders - No Senders have provided notifications yet), use Nord VPN (Block Ads - OFF) and have Brave ads ON for 5/hr.

Tried this and didn’t work: https://www.bennish.net/web-notifications.html

Been using Brave for a few months and not have seen any ads since day one…

@hersh,
I know you say that you’ve allowed ads in Nord, but can you try not using the VPN for a little bit and test to see if you get any ads served while you’re connected to your network directly?

@Mattches I’ve tried that as at one point NORD wasn’t working and during that time I never saw any ads.

I believe the challenge is to get BRAVE to appear get notifications from these senders and I do not know how to do that.

@hersh,
Can you try simply re-running the installer? There have been times where the application shortcut gets left out of certain directories, causing it to not be displayed in the Notifications & Actions list.
Re-running the installer will not delete or overwrite your data, but it may put things in the right place.

@Mattches - please clarify, what installer? You mean delete Brave and re-install it?

@hersh,
No – no need to delete or uninstall it.
Simply go to brave.com/download – download the Brave installer and run it (without uninstalling).

@Mattches - that didn’t seem to work, I’m still not seeing any ads.

@hersh,
Did you run through this list as well? Brave Ads Windows 10 Troubleshooting

@Mattches - Tried the link above and I can’t get anything to show under here: Capture … still no ads.

@hersh,
Can you check the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs directory and tell me if you see Brave here?

@Mattches quote=“Mattches, post:10, topic:131910”]
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Program
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I do not see Brave at that location:

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@hersh,
Sorry for the late reply, thank you for confirming. I’ll be digging into this with some Ads-team members so we can get you up and running. Appreciate your patience.

@Mattches appreciate it…

@Mattches any updates to share?

I’ve been having similar issues (with a slight twist: I actually was receiving ads for the first couple of weeks). I posted this thread on the issue, but to no avail, unfortunately. Please let me know if you figure sth out.

C. Check the ads catalog to make sure you are able to receive them

  1. Enter “https://ads-serve.brave.com/v2/catalog” (without quotes) into the address bar
  2. you should see a list of sites that are serving ads in your area.

Also, check your locale and language settings on your computer. Your IP should match the region you are in, so if you use a vpn, then you need to change the region to where the vpn is pointing.

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As I’ve posted, I don’t see in Settings for BRAVE under notifications as it says “No senders have provided notifications yet”

Not sure if it’s just me but these links are not working:

https://www.bennish.net/web-notifications.html

https://ads-serve.brave.com/v2/catalog

I did change settings to match VPN location… no ads yet.

@EpicSwag
This is what I get when I go to the site that you’ve provided. Any help with de-coding/interpreting would be much appreciated. :smiley: (Also: still not getting any adds; any further suggestions?)

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“{“version”:1,“issuers”:[{“name”:“confirmation”,“publicKey”:“qi1Vl8YrPEZliN5wmBgLTuGkbk8K505QwlXLTZjUd34=”},{“name”:“0BAT”,“publicKey”:“uor3AzFj4OmdCxwetsYD1TxPXZSw40t3j/VOCUyC7Rs=”},{“name”:“0.05BAT”,“publicKey”:“mmXlFlskcF+LjQmJTPQUmoDMV8Co2r+0eNqSyzCywmk=”},{“name”:“0.10BAT”,“publicKey”:“IDHCAru7GPGQkmBvinkNYOu2HRotn6Zo4Mt92GjQeHc=”},{“name”:“0.15BAT”,“publicKey”:“duj8c6wshE1OsjpkQs2aP4GuFzg6AHRTx0bkdYUKaio=”},{“name”:“0.20BAT”,“publicKey”:“IJYNdVk9MIzc5vgn/4dQ5Xfb55kicxsNy4D4xAAtdX0=”},{“name”:“0.25BAT”,“publicKey”:“AkgrYZwV34g8kCp6PMzdpwe7jpHQVTQ9FvBmt77g5gw=”},{“name”:“0.3BAT”,“publicKey”:“cDwS1XxztIX1ywkbYu8aZbIbV7ntR7NQR2dchEJWlnw=”}],“ping”:7200000,“campaigns”:[{“creativeSets”:[{“creatives”:[{“creativeInstanceId”:“312e3b44-e1f1-49ac-8278-14a5a1f27ce3”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:“Protect yourself online. Security. Privacy. Freedom.”,“title”:“ProtonVPN”,“targetUrl”:“https://protonvpn.com/brave"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“78872747-6105-4f02-9d0b-0b6b897628c2”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Secure Your Communications with ProtonMail”,“title”:“ProtonMail”,“targetUrl”:“https://proton.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=15&aff_id=1397"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“585be2f4-a5da-4bd5-936e-1d838f5d18da”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Security Meets Modern Design.”,“title”:“ProtonMail”,“targetUrl”:“https://proton.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=15&aff_id=1397"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“c4bcd4ab-bf4e-4e04-9225-9f16a1d62edc”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy.”,“title”:“ProtonVPN”,“targetUrl”:“https://protonvpn.com/brave"}}],“segments”:[{“code”:“05KGovyhnUj”,“name”:"cell phones”},{“code”:“3UMfANcU0I”,“name”:“Business”},{“code”:“yNl0N-ers2”,“name”:“Technology & Computing”},{“code”:“u9Q6PNpWqbW”,“name”:“Home”},{“code”:“N6AX5kDbww”,“name”:“Hobbies & Interests”},{“code”:“Svp7l-zGN”,“name”:“untargeted”}],“oses”:[{“code”:”-Ug5OXisJ",“name”:“linux”},{“code”:"_Bt5nxrNo",“name”:“macos”},{“code”:“i1g4cO6Pl”,“name”:“windows”}],“conversions”:,“creativeSetId”:“f7a2e9a7-e29e-424e-b1f5-a2b67c052a8d”,“perDay”:4,“totalMax”:1000}],“dayParts”:,“geoTargets”:[{“code”:“SI”,“name”:“Slovenia”}],“campaignId”:“afd4dd0c-c5b3-4242-aa0d-726350f4706b”,“startAt”:“2020-03-30T15:00:00.000Z”,“endAt”:“2020-07-02T01:02:00.000Z”,“dailyCap”:2,“advertiserId”:“bb344c65-e91d-4e89-a209-8893783df8d3”,“priority”:1},{“creativeSets”:[{“creatives”:[{“creativeInstanceId”:“2b5ee200-6902-487b-8b04-431323ac12a9”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:“The Internet with No Borders. Now 70% off.”,“title”:“NordVPN”,“targetUrl”:“https://go.nordvpn.net/aff_c?aff_id=37472&offer_id=15&url_id=902"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“c6113196-e7a2-4e9b-8b7e-45b8f1ec4fd5”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Safeguard your cloud data. Get NordLocker for free.”,“title”:“NordLocker”,“targetUrl”:“https://go.nordlocker.net/aff_c?offer_id=489&aff_id=37472&url_id=8759"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“6ad0c82c-8f49-4dc5-bcd5-b31e446f3c29”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Everything you need in a password manager.”,“title”:“NordPass”,“targetUrl”:“https://go.nordpass.io/aff_c?offer_id=488&aff_id=37472&url_id=9356"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“c47d76d9-62ef-44cc-a487-2aa7c16bb585”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Enjoy online security and privacy at the best price.”,“title”:“NordVPN”,“targetUrl”:“https://go.nordvpn.net/aff_c?aff_id=37472&offer_id=15&url_id=902"}}],“segments”:[{“code”:“3UMfANcU0I”,“name”:“Business”},{“code”:“Svp7l-zGN”,“name”:“untargeted”},{“code”:“u9Q6PNpWqbW”,“name”:“Home”},{“code”:“yNl0N-ers2”,“name”:"Technology & Computing”},{“code”:“N6AX5kDbww”,“name”:“Hobbies & Interests”}],“oses”:[{“code”:"_Bt5nxrNo",“name”:“macos”},{“code”:"-Ug5OXisJ",“name”:“linux”},{“code”:“i1g4cO6Pl”,“name”:“windows”}],“conversions”:,“creativeSetId”:“a3e9f0f8-cca4-4598-b9b1-1fb217a8f54d”,“perDay”:4,“totalMax”:1000}],“dayParts”:,“geoTargets”:[{“code”:“SI”,“name”:“Slovenia”}],“campaignId”:“65552cd1-27d0-4279-ab1e-af03a55df3c9”,“startAt”:“2020-03-29T11:00:00.000Z”,“endAt”:“2020-07-01T21:02:00.000Z”,“dailyCap”:4,“advertiserId”:“bb344c65-e91d-4e89-a209-8893783df8d3”,“priority”:1},{“creativeSets”:[{“creatives”:[{“creativeInstanceId”:“dcb377fe-1eba-4e97-8d02-b5b95a6a21e5”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:“Check out the latest about BAT on our new community website!”,“title”:“BAT Community”,“targetUrl”:“https://batcommunity.org?brave=house"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“c9f66c49-5bac-4181-8add-1c396cf0c4e1”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Listen now to the latest episode of the BAT Podcast!”,“title”:“BAT Community Podcast”,“targetUrl”:“https://batcommunity.org/podcast.php"}},{“creativeInstanceId”:“e1e1f57f-5f8c-4b0f-927d-d4af649a83d3”,“type”:{“code”:“notification_all_v1”,“name”:“notification”,“platform”:“all”,“version”:1},“payload”:{“body”:"Stop by BATCommunity.org, the new home for the BAT Community”,“title”:“BAT Community”,“targetUrl”:"https://batcommunity.org?brave=house"}}],“segments”:[{“code”:“Svp7l-zGN”,“name”:“untargeted”}],“oses”:[],“conversions”:[],“creativeSetId”:“90125096-ce91-43d4-b499-34cf679c906c”,“perDay”:1,“totalMax”:10}],“dayParts”:[],“geoTargets”:[{“code”:“SI”,“name”:“Slovenia”}],“campaignId”:“8d3a3188-94c3-4f2f-a620-c6003e6f9820”,“startAt”:“2020-01-19T16:00:00.000Z”,“endAt”:“2020-06-29T16:00:00.000Z”,“dailyCap”:1,“advertiserId”:“2fd1602f-2bd4-4f24-8294-7db03d46e997”,“priority”:1}],“catalogId”:“4d3c0050bb07c938e0627bdb26f3147c202ebf86”}"

same message/code for me!
plus, i’ve tried literally all sugestions given. my notifications seems to be working just fine, i receceive notifications from the community, for example. tested in that “bennish” page.
i reran the installer of brave. anyway… nothing i do seems to be getting me closer to receiving adds.

@Mattches have not heard from you… no solution?