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adsense on "type b" affiliate sites?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by disgust, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. #1
    hm, here's my situation-

    I run a content/hobby site. I applied for adsense, got in, and that's great.
    SEMrush
    recently, though, I've started making some "pure affiliate" type sites to make money- I'm wondering, am I allowed to stick adsense ads on those pages? in the TOS it does say something about pages with "excessive advertising" but is that what they meant, exactly?

    if I were to put them on a pure affiliate page, and they object to it- does that mean my whole account gets terminated, or do they just email me and ask me to remove it?
     
    disgust, Jul 27, 2004 IP
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  2. expat

    expat Stranger from a far land

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    #2
    That won't be a problem. "Excessive" advertising refers to additional advertising being shown.

    Even a "pure" affiliation page is sort of unique as it is under your control and design - so offering widgets from company A on your page for which you get % and showing ad's is not a problem (it may not be advisable from a business perspective as showing ad's may dilute your message, but that is your problem)

    M
     
    expat, Jul 27, 2004 IP
  3. disgust

    disgust Guest

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    thanks for the answer

    I'm still curious, though, if you have adsense on a page/site that google dislikes, do they cancel your account, or do they ask you to just remove it from that page?
     
    disgust, Jul 27, 2004 IP
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    expat Stranger from a far land

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    G native and ADS are two kettle of fish.

    As long as you have some decent content be it affilate driven or else and don't plaster advertising all over it it's fine.
    If a potential visitor may get something out of it.....

    If your pages don't position well... well who is going to see them and click on ADS?

    To give you an example
    http://www.departures-arrivals.com/uk-airport-information.htm?airport=LGW&category=BUS

    is a classic affilate page showing sponsors under my control and ADS no issue
    M
     
    expat, Jul 27, 2004 IP
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    eCommando Well-Known Member

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    Google did send me an email before that affiliate links on the page are okay.
     
    eCommando, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    Yeah, it seems to suggest from their TOS that you can run other ads as long as it's not like those parked pages. There needs to be some meaningful text on the page other than ads. For instance a review of a product would be meaningful text.
     
    Joel Naten, Jul 28, 2004 IP
  7. disgust

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    I'm still curious, though- if I stick it on a page that seems okay to me, but that google ends up objecting to, do I lose my adsense account? or do they just ask me to remove it from those pages?
     
    disgust, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #8
    Unless you are doing something really malicious (like clicking your own ads) you aren't going to loose your AdSense account. I also doubt Google is inspecting each individual page that AdSense is on... unless maybe it's REALLY high traffic (like over a million views per day).

    If it makes you feel any better, I run AdSense on ccapplication.com, which is an affiliate type site.
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    compar Peon

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    That is either the third or fourth time you have asked the question. I would guess that nobody knows for sure.

    But don't be so paranoid. Do what you think is right, and quit worrying so excessively about Google. They aren't God. Hell they aren't even George Bush.
     
    compar, Jul 28, 2004 IP
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    It says in the TOS that limited affiliate links are allowed.
     
    caroline, Sep 4, 2004 IP