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Can we say "This site is supported by ads" On our adsense site?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by nudu, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. #1
    Google says we can't tell people to click ads or tell them to support us, but can we point out the fact that our site is supported by the ads displayed?

    It seems like general information to me, and by my logic would not void TOS, but I am operating from the mindset of a webmaster, and I would like some input into this.

    Thanks.
    SEMrush
     
    nudu, Apr 13, 2009 IP
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  2. Colbyt

    Colbyt Notable Member

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    I would not do that. Your opinion may differ.
     
    Colbyt, Apr 13, 2009 IP
  3. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    #3
    Better play it safe and not mention about the ads at all. Google might find that as an excuse that you have violated their TOS.
     
    Ibn Juferi, Apr 13, 2009 IP
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    bunbunx2 Peon

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    #4
    You can call it as Sponsored Listing above the ad.
     
    bunbunx2, Apr 13, 2009 IP
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    JulieV Guest

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    #5
    I would rather play it safe and will not say Ad as this may get me in trouble.
     
    JulieV, Apr 13, 2009 IP
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    cfoo Peon

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    #6
    If I'm not mistaken, google would allow "sponsored ads" or "sponsored links" heading for the adsense ads.
     
    cfoo, Apr 13, 2009 IP
  7. nudu

    nudu Banned

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    #7
    All good points, but my point was, "This site is supported by ads" seems to be just general information about the site. It doesn't directly tell anyone to click any ads.
     
    nudu, Apr 14, 2009 IP
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    FreedomOverdose Peon

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    #8
    exactly. It's just general info, and if it is a true fact why not point it up?
     
    FreedomOverdose, Apr 14, 2009 IP
  9. Red-Spiral

    Red-Spiral Peon

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    #9
    Google might not have the same view point as you.

    Better to be safe than sorry!

    Don't lose your money.
     
    Red-Spiral, Apr 14, 2009 IP
  10. sultanofseo

    sultanofseo Notable Member

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    #10
    yes you can say that. you can put that on your disclaimer page or above ads saying sponsors or advertisers
     
    sultanofseo, Apr 14, 2009 IP
  11. movidalatina

    movidalatina Well-Known Member

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    seems to me that you are heading down the wrong path
    just looking for ways...........one thing leads to another
     
    movidalatina, Apr 14, 2009 IP
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    Nystul Well-Known Member

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    #12
    No. Dont mention anything. Leave the ads as it is.
     
    Nystul, Apr 14, 2009 IP
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    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    #13
    The word "supported" draws peoples' attention to the fact that you gain a financial advantage by people clicking your ads. That's wrong.

    I always think it's safer not to label ads at all.
     
    CountryBoy, Apr 14, 2009 IP
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    tommygadget Peon

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    #14
    I have been contacted by the Adsense team for pointing out the ads in my website's copy, so I say don't do it based on my experience. Also, I have found that people actually click less on the ads if you mention explicitly that you are being compensated for them. I think it will hurt you, not help you.

    TomG.
     
    tommygadget, Apr 14, 2009 IP
  15. nudu

    nudu Banned

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    #15
    Thanks everyone for your help so far. I think I will take your advice by and large, and not point out my ads.

    I was thinking, though, my forum as a plugin where if the user is using an ad blocker, it displays a blocking message. I wonder if it will be good to put it there as "This site is supported by ads an donations" since it is contextually relevant.
     
    nudu, May 3, 2009 IP
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    AlbertMARKET Peon

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    I would say not to try anything that would encourage clicks. Like don't point any attention to them even though you want to.
     
    AlbertMARKET, May 3, 2009 IP
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    MayurGondaliya Well-Known Member

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    #17
    You should not do that. Do not give any clue to the adsense support that may lead to the blockage of your account.
     
    MayurGondaliya, May 3, 2009 IP
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    nancy_18am Peon

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    #18
    believe me adsense is very smart and no body above his rules
    be in asafe side my friend
     
    nancy_18am, May 4, 2009 IP