1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Adsense ads on 404 error page?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by danmarius7, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hi, I have a Wordpress blog with a ready-made adsense theme.
    Now, the problem is that when I go to a page that does not exist like: http://myreflections.info/111111 the ads are shown! but the only content is
    "The page you requested is no longer here [error 404]
    Go to Home Page"
    Will I get in trouble for this?
    SEMrush
     
    danmarius7, Aug 3, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Proness

    Proness Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    #2
    Hmm, nice question there. Never really thought of that while I was researching on 404 monetization. Some workarounds: You can always promote affiliate products or your own products with OTO's coupled with Adsense if you want. For example:

    WHOOOOPS!!

    *Image*

    You might have reached this page by mistake. You may have typed the wrong URL, and that is why you ended up here. Please try again.

    But Since You're Here.... (Fancy Fonts)

    *Affiliate Promotion/Your Products Squeeze Page (Include Content/Review) Coupled with Adsense*
     
    Proness, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  3. danmarius7

    danmarius7 Active Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #3
    I can't modify the 404 page because I'm on free hosting (that's about the only thing I can't modify). But thank you anyway.
    Any other available solutions?
     
    danmarius7, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  4. qwestcommunications

    qwestcommunications Notable Member

    Messages:
    8,868
    Likes Received:
    172
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    233
    #4
    You won't if its temporary error (i.e. the page was not able to load for some reason). But be definition, you are not allowed to host ads on non-contnet pages.
     
    qwestcommunications, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  5. Proness

    Proness Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    #5
    NP.

    Nopes, I think its best suited not to put Adsense Ad's then.
     
    Proness, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  6. danmarius7

    danmarius7 Active Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #6
    I am not putting them, Wordpress puts them automatically (I guess that the content is in a separate div). How can I modify the Wordpress theme not to show the ads?
     
    danmarius7, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  7. Proness

    Proness Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    #7
    I'm really not that well-versed with WordPress, so can't help you on this. :(

    Sorry!
     
    Proness, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  8. danmarius7

    danmarius7 Active Member

    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    58
    #8
    Anybody else? Or should I open a thread in the appropriate DP section?
     
    danmarius7, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  9. FanAddict

    FanAddict Notable Member

    Messages:
    7,017
    Likes Received:
    376
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    230
    #9
    FanAddict, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  10. diego018

    diego018 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    919
    Likes Received:
    46
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #10
    hi, i can help you. i have dreamweaver, so i can do this easily. search in all the folder of the theme (404) in source code, it will take you to the 404 default theme page of wordpress. just delete here the ads of adsense. hope this will help you.
    if it doesnt work, try to search on each of the wordpress theme pages, in mine, the 404.php is the page.
     
    diego018, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  11. integrity

    integrity Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,999
    Likes Received:
    124
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    180
    #11
    If you put adsense on a 404... I have feeling the big G might want to ban you. :D

    Don't do it. :)
     
    integrity, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  12. trump

    trump Peon

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    Here's how to redirect your 404s with .htaccess...

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /
    ErrorDocument 404 http://www.outdoorla.org/


    replace my site with yours ;P
     
    trump, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  13. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

    Messages:
    11,338
    Likes Received:
    606
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    410
    Digital Goods:
    2
    #13
    hmm..
    Adsense may not like that.. you better remove the ads from 404 pages.
     
    Abhik, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  14. haipravu

    haipravu Peon

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #14
    I dont think its allowed as per google TOS.
     
    haipravu, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  15. sundaybrew

    sundaybrew Numerati

    Messages:
    7,294
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    560
    #15
    Fanaddict <-- Member here,

    Actually emailed adsense about this and they told her that adsense

    was NOT allowed on ANY 404 pages

    Hope this helps
     
    sundaybrew, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  16. crownrahul

    crownrahul Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,279
    Likes Received:
    248
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    #16
    hi, this is not a adsense problem, this is problem with wordpress blog's, check your blog theme..
    thanks
     
    crownrahul, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  17. sundaybrew

    sundaybrew Numerati

    Messages:
    7,294
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    560
    #17

    Yes - correct the coder should have code so no adsense ads appear on 404's

    But the answer still remains , Its not allowed :)
     
    sundaybrew, Aug 3, 2007 IP
  18. cooolapts

    cooolapts Active Member

    Messages:
    1,498
    Likes Received:
    71
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #18
    Google's terms says that you must have some content on the page where you ads display. If there are no or little content then its against their terms. You must remove your ad or put some little content on the page.
     
    cooolapts, Aug 4, 2007 IP
  19. gasyoun

    gasyoun Active Member

    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #19
    Nice idea, sure I'll ad some content to 404... softempire.com
     
    gasyoun, Aug 4, 2007 IP
  20. jagsrocknfl

    jagsrocknfl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    108
    #20
    Is it worth it? I would imagine a low ctr
     
    jagsrocknfl, Aug 4, 2007 IP