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Bebo's little violation of google adsense

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by ian_batten, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. #1
    Okay, well I am not really the bored type, but hey it is sunday afternoon, I have nothing to do, so I did the bebo bored.. thing? Got a link emailed to me from someone (if anyone is so intrigued to do it, then just go to www.bebo.com/Bored.jsp). Anyway, I was following these clicks along, until I came to something that bebo should be GUILTY for. It was this:

    [​IMG]

    Would you believe it, telling views to click on google ads.
    Well, that is just not acceptable.
    I was at the receiving end of a google worker when I did the same, so why on earth should bebo not. They have made millions from google...but...:O....maybe it is because of this.

    Maybe I should have a word with google about this...
    SEMrush
    And then, I don't click on the ad, and they make me feel guilty about it:

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    Just thought I would share Bebo's little violation of the google adsense policy there ;)
     
    ian_batten, Sep 24, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. shamess

    shamess Well-Known Member

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    Whoa, they're not even Premium Publishers! Most viewed website in England and they aren't Premium Oo; Prolly because of how they violate the terms xP
     
    shamess, Sep 24, 2006 IP
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    #3
    Now that link is down. Crazy.
     
    JosS, Sep 24, 2006 IP
  4. cormac

    cormac Peon

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    #4
    No the above link has a closed bracket at the end.

    Its still there - http://www.bebo.com/Bored.jsp

    You have to keep clicking the "dont click here" button.

    Good find Ian.
     
    cormac, Sep 24, 2006 IP
  5. ian_batten

    ian_batten Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Thanks all :D
    I have reported it to google...it is up to them to do something about it. Maybe I am being somewhat of a nit picker, but this company earns a rediculous amount from advertising, and any violations such as this should not be tollerated.
    I haven't read through the whole of the adsense policy...but would bebo still be allowed to continue displaying these ads on the site, regardless of this violation? Of course, someone else in the company could sign up the account in their name...but would they be allowed to display the ads on bebo.com?
     
    ian_batten, Sep 24, 2006 IP
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    #6
    good, these sort of publishers give the rest of us a bad name.
     
    codeber, Sep 24, 2006 IP
  7. ian_batten

    ian_batten Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Received this email today:

    Hello Ian,

    Thanks for passing along your findings about
    http://www.bebo.com/Bored.jsp. I've forwarded your concerns to our team of
    specialists, who will investigate the issue further.

    While I'm not able to comment directly on the issue you've raised, or give
    you feedback about a specific site's compliance with our policies, we
    definitely appreciate your help in maintaining the quality of the AdSense
    program.

    I also wanted to let you know that if you'd like to report any issues in
    the future, you can email our specialists directly at
    to help us investigate more efficiently.

    Sincerely,

    Edel
    The Google AdSense Team
     
    ian_batten, Sep 25, 2006 IP
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    shamess Well-Known Member

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    It sounds horrible, but I'd love for a huge company like Bebo to get kicked from AdSense xP
     
    shamess, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    #9
    They changed the ad to show a flash ad for bt.com...
     
    cormac, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    MattUK Notable Member

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    #10
    I doubt it'll happen, they probably earn too much for Google to make a point over this. I'll be interesting to see what happens though.
     
    MattUK, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    North Carolina SEO Well-Known Member

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    #11
    In the meantime, so many others of us are watching the ad rates tumble...:(
     
    North Carolina SEO, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    #12
    The ads are on rotation - sometime's AdSense will show while other times CPM ads will show.
     
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    #13
    even if they change it, we have the evidence in the pics above.
     
    codeber, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    #14
    Now that is almost as blatent a violation as that one guy a while back with flashing red arrows and "Click this" pointing to the 3 Adsense ads (sans any content) on his site.
     
    Crusader, Sep 27, 2006 IP
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    Connections Well-Known Member

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    #15
    maby some one hacked into their site and placed this lol

    a big site liek this making millions off adsense each year it just does not add up.
     
    Connections, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    vic_msn Well-Known Member

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    #16
    adsense removed from the site now?
     
    vic_msn, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    Nah still there. They'll probably get a slap on the wrist and told not to do again, if even that.
     
    cormac, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    #18
    Apparently the site owners are not very concerned. The violation continues.
     
    Claymation, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    #19
    they got a huge traffic but still playing cheat
     
    Pinvader, Sep 28, 2006 IP
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    #20
    Yeah, I hope Google notices and terminates their AdSense account and keeps their $x,xxx,xxx in it. :D:D:D:D
     
    EGS, Sep 28, 2006 IP