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404 Pages and Adsense is totally ok!

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by TheSyndicate, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. #1
    I had another post before about this. I was 100 % sure that 404 and adsense where a NO GO AREA.
    I was dead wrong. :eek: I sent 1 page that i mention before here and asked if 404 pages was ok and the answer was no it is not by most people in the forum.
    The answer you get in most in other forums is also no it is not ok with 404 and adsense. I wrote 3 emails asking them is this website ok. They said yes and was very supprised. I sent them another email asking them are you sure about this and they said yes. And today i got the final answer.

    Hi Anders,


    Yes, ads on 404 pages are fine.
    SEMrush

    Sincerely,

    The Google AdSense Team

    Time to go work, anyone have a good template for 404 pages ;)
     
    TheSyndicate, Jul 6, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. earnmoney

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    thats good; but i'm already using adsense in my 404 pages. no idea why it shouldn't be used...
     
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    Why it shouldn't be? People could make millions of fake pages full of keywords and send traffic there just to generate revenue. I think it was good that they didn't allow it. I emailed them to ask them myself about it.
     
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  4. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    Yeah I am surprised myself, they state clearly in their TOS that no ads on any Error Page, how come they approved it??

    Yellowberry.org, can you provide us mails you have recived from google (Unedited please..)
     
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    mahmood Guest

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    I even remember I read somewhere on TOS that we mustn't put adsense on contact and thank you. If 404 is OK then everything else is OK.
     
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    rewlie Active Member

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    From the logic, if ppl got redirect to 404 pages and has nowhere to go, sure they will click on the ads, thus this will generate profit for Google, the main thing is PROFIT
     
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  7. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #7
    Envelope-to: info@xxxxxxxx
    X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.1.3 (2006-06-01) on
    reliant.xxxxxxx.com
    X-Spam-Level:
    X-Spam-Status: No, score=0.0 required=5.0 tests=UNPARSEABLE_RELAY
    autolearn=ham version=3.1.3
    X-Authentication-Warning: fpw67.prod.google.com: produser set sender to using -f
    Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 14:01:48 -0700
    From: "Google AdSense" <adsense-support@google.com>
    To: "Info " <info@xxxxxx.com>
    Subject: Re: Other
    User-Agent: Neotonic Trakken/frontend-2.34.5


    Hi Anders,


    Yes, ads on 404 pages are fine.


    Sincerely,


    Leo
    The Google AdSense Team



    ----------------
    Would you like to make more money from your AdSense account? Learn how to
    improve the performance of your Google ads at
    http://services.google.com/marketing/links/WW-ET-tips1 .


    Original Message Follows:
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    From: Info <info@xxxxxx.com>
    Subject: Re: Other
    Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 01:14:28 +0700


    this is a 404 page and thats ok ? Any error page is ok now then ?
    Thats really news for me ! Are you sure????


    Kind regards Anders
     
    TheSyndicate, Jul 6, 2006 IP
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I got the same response too:

    I guess it's okay now...weird.

    ============

    I bet they're thinking: "wtf, why are we getting all these 404 ad support requests suddenly?" lol...
     
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    livingearth Active Member

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    This is good news I get tons of 404 requests. Doesnt there need to be some sort of content there to get decent ads though?
     
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    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I'm personally still against displaying ads on 404 pages...but I guess I'll do it in the future...maybe not quite yet. I don't get many 404 hits :)
     
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  11. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #11
    Duh!!!
    Fuck google, I am gonna ask each and everything they state in their TOS, that we cant do.


    Yeah Make your 404 page to pick a random header everytime from the database and make them like

    O my god!! Mesothlimoa (or what ever it is called) ate this page!!!
    OO my god!! This page has gone to take a student loan
    OO my god !! The credit card expired of this page
    OO my god!! this page required a .......
    And so on.....
     
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    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    I found member have a suck website and i checked it out. I have a thisuck website but the old rules can not have adsense on suck website.
    Then i found a 404 site and both are ok amazing i guess they sneak in changes all the time.

    And i tried the student loan did not work

    http://www.chatthailand.com/1

    hahah :)
     
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    As i can see, it's reflected on your domains, maybe now they got some new features in ads serving algos, so good tho for mesothelioma domains.
     
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    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    Sweet Jesus I'm about to make a load of cash......
     
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    rewlie Active Member

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    aha me too, but then we might come to another one dead point, account disabled due to nonsense CTR, bunch of 404 pages, so i will think about this twice before any action
     
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    Jenstar Active Member

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    #16
    It used to be against the policies to add AdSense to a 404 page, but they removed it with a policies update a year or two ago.
     
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    anurag_online Well-Known Member

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    #17
    ok i am putting them on error pages :p
     
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    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #18
    I had no idea i thought it was breaking your rules?

    How about


    400


    401


    403


    500


    Thank you very much for quick reply


    Kind regards Anders

    Hi Anders,


    Yes, ads on any error pages should be fine.


    Sincerely,



    The Google AdSense Team
     
    TheSyndicate, Jul 7, 2006 IP
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    Um hope this isn't too dumb but are these "error" pages created deliberatley? If they are genuine errors how do you get ads on them?
     
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  20. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    Custom Error page/ Server redirect/ 301 / .htaccess / ...

    Makes sense ??

    Example: http://www.infosofts.com/web/blablabla
     
    The Webmaster, Jul 7, 2006 IP