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Cloaking Pages with Adsense

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by SHT, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hey,

    Is it against the google TOS to strip down the page just showing the content (No design or outbound links) for adsense? My site is a forum, and the adsense is always relating to parts of the design, links etc, not the actual posts, if I cloak the page just down to the posts, is it against the TOS?

    Thanks,
    Greg
    SEMrush
     
    SHT, Mar 22, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    I'll tell you like I told my niece, "It's not nice to offend the Googlebot."

    Shannon
     
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  3. Bernard

    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    The AdSense TOS require (point #1) adherence to the AdSense Program Policies which require adherence to the Google Webmaster Guidelines which states:
     
    Bernard, Mar 22, 2005 IP
  4. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    Well put...it's not worth the risk and in clear violation of TOS as Bernard says. Not sure what level your at with AS, but I can say if you continue to develop your AS campaign(s) you will not consider this tactic. In my view it's a little on the shady side.

    The question you should ask yourself with any technique you elect to impliment is...'Is it honest?'
     
    Homer, Mar 23, 2005 IP
  5. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #5
    Your site is under construction, that is a TOS violation too.
     
    noppid, Mar 23, 2005 IP
  6. syedwasi87

    syedwasi87 Active Member

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    yeah thats true...u shudnt violate the TOS or bet u get ure account disabled...
     
    syedwasi87, Jul 29, 2005 IP
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    Henny Peon

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    You should do a Mod Rewrite on your site, then Google Adsense Bot could read it.
     
    Henny, Jul 29, 2005 IP
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    sligowaths Peon

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    I already saw forums using "google_page_url" variable to point to low-fi versions with more content and less markup. You need to check if it is OK with ToS...
     
    sligowaths, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  9. tlainevool

    tlainevool Guest

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    Changing the google_page_url would be a clear violation of the TOS since you are not allowed to change the javascript in any way (unles you have a special arrangement with Google).
     
    tlainevool, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  10. 1-script.com

    1-script.com Well-Known Member

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    Cloaking is clearly against the TOS but you can get smart and fill in the description and keyword meta tags with those relevant to your content, not the layout. AdSense bot seems to take metas into consideration, unlike the regular Google bot.

    Good luck!

    Cheers,
    D.
    http://www.1-script.com
     
    1-script.com, Jul 29, 2005 IP
  11. aeiouy

    aeiouy Peon

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    Yeah I have found with the right tags and set up you can overcome those forum keyword blues.

    Also doesn't help to rename some of your paths to things besides forum and post and such..
     
    aeiouy, Jul 29, 2005 IP