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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by mchakon, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. #1
    Do the words 'Ads by Google' have to be displayed? I am not talking about removing them or changing them in the code but otherwise obscuring them. I have looked in the TOS for anything that says otherwise but there is nothing specific that prohibits it. Am I wrong about this?
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    mchakon, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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  2. MattL

    MattL Well-Known Member

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    #2
    You aren't allowed to alter the code, therefore it must be displayed, unless you are a premium publisher (20 million page views per month, plus accepted by Google for it).
     
    MattL, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #3
    yes you are wrong...they have to stay.....at least until you become a premium customer with about 40 billion page views per second.
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    damn..MattL...pipped at the post !!!! :(
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    MattL Well-Known Member

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    Good one LOL
     
    MattL, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #6
    I'm confused by the question. Do mean an addtional label?
     
    justtara, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #7
    He means covering it up with a layer or so. And I am sure you are not because overwise google would have an option for it.
     
    City2, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #8
    unless you are a premium publisher you can´t alter the code.
     
    kapri65, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #9
    Do not go down this path! There are many ways to make money with the ad just the way it is.
     
    TooHappy, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #10
    Is there a way to change the color of that ads by google caption?
     
    imagerage, Jul 20, 2005 IP
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    #11
    I think you can alter the CSS of the script, to fit the color scheme you need, but not the .js
     
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    mchakon Peon

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    #12
    Just a clarification, there would be no altering of the code. City2 is right, we would most likely float a div over it. I think TooHappy is right also, while the TOS doesn't specifically prohibit this, it is not worth the risk and it's not like we are not making money. I guess I was looking for permission to be greedy.
     
    mchakon, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    #13
    You are not allowed to obscure any part of the ads, at all.
     
    dct, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    But you are allowed to change the colors. To be safe, I suppose you should use the layout tool google supplies and let it generate the new colors for you. I think a person would be pretty safe, though, hand-editing the colors in the ads they've already generated for you.
     
    jimrthy, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    You definetly can edit the colors as long as all you're editing is the colors, and nothing else.
     
    exaro, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    #16
    If you read his post, he clearly states he wouldn't alter the code, just obscure it. For example an absolute-positioned div that is hovering over the ads by google part so you can't see it.

    I would strongly doubt that's allowed, though.
     
    someonewhois, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    #17
    I've noticed that by changing the border color, you can find a dark color that will be very close to the color of the "Ads by Google" text and obscure it. If you make it too dark, the code makes the "Ads by Google" very light colored...however, there is this "inbetween area" of contrasts that make it very difficult to see the "Ads by Google".

    I still think it's best to just not bother trying to hide it. As mentioned earlier, you still can make good money with it there.
     
    Chopster, Jul 21, 2005 IP
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    iskandar Well-Known Member

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    #18
    From https://www.google.com/adsense/policies

    "Elements on a page must not obscure any portion of the ads, and the ad colors must be such that any ad elements, including text and URL, are visible."
     
    iskandar, Jul 22, 2005 IP
  19. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #19
    Why is this discussion even alive? It is more than clear that you just can't obscure that label in any way at all.
     
    fryman, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    #20
    I find it amazing that Google gives us a way to monetize our websites where in years past we wouldn't make a dime and all I see is people trying to find a way to scam the system. If people would spend as much time writing content as they do "scheming" the internet would be a much better place.
     
    willmullis, Jul 22, 2005 IP