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404 Pages and Adsense is totally ok!

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

  1. Michau

    Michau Well-Known Member

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    #41
    OK, I gave you the green dot :)
    SEMrush
    And, here is the reply I got from AdSense just now:

    Hello Michal,

    Yes, you may place Google ads on 404 and 403 pages.

    For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the AdSense Help Center (http://www.google.com/adsense_help), our complete resource center for all AdSense topics. Alternatively, feel free to post your question on the forum just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group (http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help).

    Sincerely,

    Becky
    The Google AdSense Team
     
    Michau, Aug 18, 2006 IP
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  2. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #42
    thats what i thought :) :D
     
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    Barti1987 Well-Known Member

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    #43
    Maybe I asked them wrongly..

    I'll ask them again and specifically about 404 and 403 pages.

    Peace,
     
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  4. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #44
    Thanks for the green guys :) I did not deserv a red on this one all i did was made some info from Adsense public so you can make some more bucks :) Keep them coming :p
     
    TheSyndicate, Aug 18, 2006 IP
  5. Michau

    Michau Well-Known Member

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    #45
    Hahaha. Here it goes really funny! I asked the question about 404 pages again, and here's what I got this tine:

    Hello Michal,

    Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. I'll be more than happy to
    clarify your concern.

    No, AdSense ads may not be placed on 404 error pages. As you may know, our
    program policies
    ( http://www.google.com/adsense/policies) state that Google ads may not be
    published on any page that is not functioning. Since a page with 404 error
    is considered as a non functioning page, please don't place Google ads on
    it.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the AdSense Help
    Center (http://www.google.com/adsense_help), our complete resource center
    for all AdSense topics. Alternatively, feel free to post your question on
    the forum just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group
    (http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help).

    Sincerely,

    Nicole
    The Google AdSense Team
     
    Michau, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    itsall3 Active Member

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    #46
    I'm confused, well, looks like google adsense team are about to get another email about adsense on 404 pages. lol, but this time, i'll quote the both sets of email to show them we are getting mixed answers.

    Sent this:


    I carnt wait to see what they say. I personally wont risk it until i get an answer, it took me too long to get my adsense account, and no other ppc advertising gives me anywhere near the money adsense does.

    Cheers.
     
    itsall3, Aug 19, 2006 IP
  7. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #47
    What adsense team you writing to ? What country ? They may have diffrent answers :)
     
    TheSyndicate, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    #48
    hmm inresting, but there isnt content in 404 pages. be careful ;)
     
    erkanbs, Aug 19, 2006 IP
  9. TheSyndicate

    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #49
    I think if you have a email from Adsense telling you that you can 100 % put it there i think you can be pretty sure. I also asked for all the error codes and he said all of them was ok. So i do not think it was a misstake. :p
     
    TheSyndicate, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    #50
    I would not play with my money for a few bucks earned in your 404 page

    Go for the safest solution and dont play with adsense, you can regret if the close your account
     
    droper, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    #51
    Look at all the people that have double ads yahoo and adsense or something else. Well they are still a company and can get sued and if they turn me off for a 404 page after 4 emails to them i will sue them for sure
     
    TheSyndicate, Aug 19, 2006 IP
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    Michau Well-Known Member

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    #52
    There are many people who can earn lots of money on 404 pages. For example, free webhosting providers.

    I was always writing to AdSense U.S., I selected "Other" as question area since I couldn't figure out better choice for questions "Is it allowed by TOS?".
     
    Michau, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    Michau Well-Known Member

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    #53
    Also, the big problem is that they don't give you a reason when they ban you. So you never know if they banned you for doing something they earlier allowed, or something else.
     
    Michau, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    #54
    Is a 404 an error page?

    Isn't a 404 a page telling the user that the resource for which they are looking is no longer here, and may return at some point in the future. That is not an error... just a message. A 410 might be an error.

    Dunno. I have no agenda here, I don't support an adsense contract(?).
     
    sgorman, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    Well, heres the answer i got, remember i quoted the "yes place ads" and "no, dont place ads" emails that other people got:

    You know... I'm still not sure. lol
     
    itsall3, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    Michau Well-Known Member

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    #56
    I emailed the person who told me "no" with the pasted email of "yes" as well as ticket number, to explain me whay I get different answers to the same question. Waiting for reply.
     
    Michau, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #57
    ohh if you been a customer for a long time they do contact you. They know they can get sued and IF you have a letter from them even more reason. Maybe not in Sweden but in USA i say thats a hell of a lawsuit.
     
    TheSyndicate, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    h4nh4n Peon

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    #58
    that's a short e-mail from google that i have seen :D

    okay, it's time to make 404 pages now :D
     
    h4nh4n, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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    #59
    i implemented google ads into my custom 404 page today, and it resulted into a CTR of 10% (my average ctr from all channels is around 1-2) ... i was worried and took it off again.

    i am sort of afraid asking google myself :D
     
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    #60
    OK, here I have a clarification from Google! I think it makes sense now. Please read:

    Hi Michal,

    Thanks for your email. I apologize for the confusion and will be more
    than happy to clarify.

    After looking up ticket #70447117, I noticed that your questions were
    about placing Google ads on customized error pages that contain sufficient
    text-based content. For this type of pages, you're welcome to place Google
    ads on them, as our crawlers will be able to serve relevant ads.

    However, regarding your question in ticket #70532660, it sounded like
    the 404 error pages you've mentioned were the default error pages with no
    content. According to our program policies
    (https://www.google.com/adsense/policies), no Google ad may be placed on
    any non-content-based pages.

    Therefore, if you're able to customize your error pages by adding enough
    content, you're more than welcome to place Google ads on them.

    I hope this information clarifies your concerns.

    For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the AdSense Help
    Center (http://www.google.com/adsense_help), our complete resource center
    for all AdSense topics. Alternatively, feel free to post your question on
    the forum just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group
    (http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help).

    Sincerely,

    Nicole
    The Google AdSense Team


    So, you cannot place AdSense on normal 404 pages (which have nothing but error text), but if you customize it with good content and/or links, you can do that.
     
    Michau, Aug 21, 2006 IP
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