So the title is a bit dramatic, but it’s true. To give you guys an explanation as for why I’ve been busy this week and slowing down on chapters, I’ve been dealing with (for me) a serious back-end problem; in short, one of the biggest ad-serving platforms (AppNexus) has completely blacklisted Wuxiaworld, for the stated reason that Wuxiaworld has a lot of bot-traffic/invalid traffic. I have no idea why this is the case, since I’ve never purchased any traffic at all, but obviously this is having a huge impact on advertising revenue. As a result, we’re now being forced to work with an antifraud/bad traffic detection site, which is going to cost me serious money, upwards of four digits a month (ugh).
The reason I’m making this post is because I know some have in the past used various scripts to refresh the site to see when new chapters are out. I have no idea if these scripts are contributing to the issue, but please disable them, just in case. In addition, once the antifraud stuff goes up, we’re going to be launching banhammers out like candy canes to IP’s and ranges that have heavy script/bot usage. So please work with us here. Similarly, if anyone has any scripts running that is clicking ads or something because you think it helps us…please don’t. That just gets us flagged as fraud, which kills us.