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Does this breach TOS ??

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by neforum, Sep 14, 2005.

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    http://p100.ezboard.com/fnortheastgrassrootsfrm1.showMessage?topicID=11.topic
    SEMrush
    "As most of you will have noticed we have been approved for advertising on the forum. First let me thank you all for keeping the forum going and making it an interesting enough place that the advertisers are interested in using our site. Take a few minutes to browse the ads that may be of interest to you,they will change often so continue to view what is on offer. The advertising is different on each topic so as you browse the topics besure to look to see if anything advertised interests you. We have in addition added the use of a Google search engine to look up your references and or topics you may have an interest in. Again thanks to all of you for helping our forum to grow."
     
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    The fact that you have posted asking has answered your question , and in my little world it does go against TOS

    As all its saying is - please click on the ads
     
    Fishing Forum, Sep 14, 2005 IP
  3. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    Q: Does this breach TOS ?

    A: Yes.

    Just don't talk about the ads at all.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Sep 14, 2005 IP
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    "Take a few minutes to browse the ads" :) Sure it's against the TOS.
     
    seckin, Sep 14, 2005 IP
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    Never ever ever EVER mention your ads on your site. Pretend they don't exist. If someone asks them in a thread, DELETE that thread.
     
    toocoolforschool, Sep 14, 2005 IP
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    Is that date right?

    If so, they have been doing this for almost three months.

    The ads are still showing so maybe there is more to this than what you might initially think.
     
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    toocoolforschool Peon

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    Google doesn't go around reading the threads of everyone's site, but all anyone has to do to screw him over is to drop a dime to Google. Or, actually, Google now knows about it, because he posted his URL here, and it's been confirmed that Google reps troll these boards (especially the Adsense forum) regularly.
     
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    It's not my site guys, but thanks for confirming. :)
     
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    Definitely against TOS. It's saying click on the ads, and then when the ads change, click again, again on every page. lol :)
     
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    That's the way I interpreted it too. So it's really only a matter of time before they remove the message, if Google gives them that opportunity.
     
    neforum, Oct 7, 2005 IP
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    I've seen some big sites that do this, and just because they are and just because they're getting by with it (for now) shouldn't be a temptation to think that with some clever rhetoric you'll be able to slide by trying this tactic. "Bandwagon" defense has an effective maximum range of exactly zero meters.

    Wrong? Yeah, no doubt. You don't have to go too far for Google's Answer, taken from https://www.google.com/adsense/policies

    [QUOTE="Google AdSense Program Policies]Incentives
    Web pages may not include incentives of any kind for users to click on ads. This includes encouraging users to click on the ads or to visit the advertisers' sites as well as drawing any undue attention to the ads. For example, your site cannot contain phrases such as "click here," "support us," "visit these links," or other similar language that could apply to any ad, regardless of content. In addition, publishers may not bring unnatural attention to sites displaying ads through unsolicited mass emails or unwanted advertisements on third-party websites. These activities are strictly prohibited in order to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs. [/QUOTE]
     
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