Unable to get the Pihole to block ads

Your debug log shows no problems with Pi-Hole that keeps it from blocking ads. In particular, this section of your debug log shows that it is working properly resolving DNS queries.

*** [ DIAGNOSING ]: Name resolution (IPv4) using a random blocked domain and a known ad-serving domain
[✓] adwarehitman.com is via localhost (
[✓] adwarehitman.com is via Pi-hole (
[✓] doubleclick.com is via a remote, public DNS server (

This problem is likely due to another DNS path to a third party DNS either on your router or client(s). With two DNS entries, the DNS traffic will go to both; some will go to Pi-Hole and some will bypass the Pi-Hole.

A quick way to check this is to use a client (desktop or laptop is usually a good choice), and assign that client with a manual DNS of Pi-Hole IP and nothing else. Clear the DNS cache on that client and then tail the pihole.log (Web Admin GUI > Tools > Tail pihole.log) and see if the traffic from that client is getting to the Pi-Hole.