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Images Next To Ads - A Yahoo Response

Discussion in 'Publisher Network' started by MaxS, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I recently sent YPN an email asking them if my ad setup is allowed ( I put the ad on a dead page ).

    It's a square/box ad (4 different ads) with a 50x50 image next to each ad. There is a gap of 15px between the ads and the images. Each image has a padding of 5px with a 1px dotted border around it.

    YPN said this:
    So I'm going to try and put images more related to the content see what they say. My site is geared towards teens and the ad images are cartoon images. So yes, they're not that relevant.

    Good luck
    SEMrush
     
    MaxS, Jun 23, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. d16man

    d16man Well-Known Member

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    #2
    I think the less you have to ask Yahoo about the better....my philosophy is that if I think it might be questioned, I don't do it...good luck.
     
    d16man, Jun 23, 2006 IP
  3. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Peon

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    Dont do it. If the TOS say NO IMAGES NEAR ADS, why even bother mailing the reps? Dont you think the people that write the TOS know more about TOS then rep guys? Just think. DONT do it. ;)
     
    Red Thunder, Jun 23, 2006 IP
  4. MaxS

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    Oh believe me, I'm not going to. It's just that this is a hot topic so I figured I would post what I have.
     
    MaxS, Jun 23, 2006 IP
  5. geomark

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    #5
    Seems to make sense that if the pix are contextually related to the page content, as Yahoo said, it would be ok, since they are also attempting to servce contextually related ads. I use thumbs made form pix from other areas of my website so they are definitely contextually related.
     
    geomark, Jun 23, 2006 IP
  6. yo-yo

    yo-yo Well-Known Member

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    #6
    I've had images next to my YPN ads on multiple sites since last year... they've never said anything to me about it.
     
    yo-yo, Jun 24, 2006 IP
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    bigrollerdave Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Just think of it like this. If you're an advertiser pay for people to click on your link wouldn't you be mad if someone was tricking people to go to your site? The traffic is ok but most people that get tricked stay on the new page for like 2 seconds then hit the back button. This means there is no way for that person to make you money.
     
    bigrollerdave, Jun 24, 2006 IP
  8. mostwanted

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    #8
    Just to let you know.. I had gotten suspended before for having pictures that were in relation to my site and was told that it was not allowed...

    I had asked the reps and they told me that it was... They are now looking into finding out so they can give better feedback to the publishers...

    FAIR WARNING! DO NOT PUT IMAGES NEXT TO THE ADS! If you have them up take them off! Don't say I didn't warn you if you get suspended...
     
    mostwanted, Jun 24, 2006 IP
  9. LeeD

    LeeD Well-Known Member

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    #9
    Without YPN being clear and offering concrete rules for this it will be difficult as some are getting one answer and others hearing something different.
     
    LeeD, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    boxer126 Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Here's their exact quote they sent me regarding my site when I asked about images.....I'm sick of people yelling about images near ads. They ARE allowed as long as they aren't being mistaken as part of the ad. You can visit the site to see how they're separated.

    Hope it helps.

    -boxer126
     
    boxer126, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    Thanx that does help!
     
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    #12
    you're using clicksor and ypn, doesnt that break a rule in itself?
     
    alexisthemovie, Jun 26, 2006 IP
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    john269 Notable Member

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    #13
    They probably have not seen your site yet. They probably have so many Publishers just like Adsense that they can't look at every site. They probably look at random selected sites on a daily basis.

     
    john269, Jun 29, 2006 IP
  14. Red Thunder

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    #14
    It is not allowed. =)
     
    Red Thunder, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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    danimal Active Member

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    #15
    the tos does NOT say that at all.

    thanks for the feedback on images near ads being o.k., boxer126... ypn support checked my site and o.k.'ed it as well.
     
    danimal, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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    boxer126 Well-Known Member

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    No. It doesn't. Like the letter stated, my site is compliant. Clicksor banner was there when they checked it out. I'm not running any competitor PPC ads. Hope that clears things up further.

    Read my post (#10). Read the quoted response FROM YAHOO. Not from some yahoo.

    -boxer126
     
    boxer126, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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    #17
    According to his blog :

    http://www.shoemoney.com/2006/06/29/contextual-ads-image-tool/

    On last tuesdays radio show Barry talked a bit about Yahoo Publisher Network now allowing these sorts of images and also made a post about it here. Evidently YPN is giving the green light as long as the images are RELAVENT
     
    sundaybrew, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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    #18

    They cant be relevant all the time.

    Because their ads arent relevant all the time.
     
    joeychgo, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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    I think they mean relevat to the site content, another words not HOT chics on a dog site or whatever
     
    sundaybrew, Jun 29, 2006 IP
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