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Images Next To Ads Crackdown???

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Dumi, Oct 11, 2006.

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    I dont know if they are cracking down on having images next to ads or what. I see plenty of sites doing this, my images had to do with the ads in general. I had sent in for a review of the site when I placed the images up and was OK'd and that it followed policy.

    SEMrush
     
    Dumi, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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  2. tschrock

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    I had some images above my google links. I didn't think they were a problem, but I took them down all the same when I got this notice. That's the only thing I can think of that would have been close to a violation on m y site.
     
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  3. Dumi

    Dumi Active Member

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    Well they said that if the images are closely related to the ads then thats a no no. Which they were, hmm my CTR is down 1% today.

    I need to figure something else out. :mad:
     
    Dumi, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    Barti1987 Well-Known Member

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    Images beside ads are not allowed anymore...

    Peace,
     
    Barti1987, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    Do you have an updated TOS regarding this?
     
    hexed, Oct 11, 2006 IP
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    Yea, I'd be interested in knowing where you heard they werne't allowed either. I was under the impression that as long as their was a clear distinction between the ad and the image (like a line), it was perfectly ok.
     
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    Did you draw a visble line seperating ads and images ??
     
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    Dumi Active Member

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    No that was probably the reason for the warning. The 2nd email I got from google stated that any image that is related to the ad is not allowed.
     
    Dumi, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    wow..what the heck? does it mean that my web, ppcimages.blogspot.com also need to been "shut down" bcause its supply related images for publishers..

    hurm...?
     
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    You mean the two ads at the top of the page? Looks ok to me, or maybe you already made some changes...
     
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    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Can we get the latest from Matt Cutts on this, because I see so many sites with images beside or near ads that it's hard to believe that G is putting an end to this practice.
     
    Rod, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    scart3r Notable Member

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    I think that would probably limit a lot of sites, in their design, layout etc.
    If you are banned from google - is that forever. Is it on that domain, or on your account?

    Cindy
     
    scart3r, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    It is forever. On all domains.

    AdSense has, I think, been inconsistent in their comments on images placed next to ads. For that reason, my advice is to avoid them. They may have an idea about where they draw the boundaries but they sure don't seem to be eager to make it clear to anyone else.

    Not worth the risk, IMO.
     
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  14. Dumi

    Dumi Active Member

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    I added a bar between the ads and the images now and also added a border around the image.

    I sent them an email asking if this is ok, so we shall see. They made it seem that you cant have any images that are related to the ads.
     
    Dumi, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    Keep us posted on this, should be interesting
     
    adleym, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    my web that use images besides and supply the images for adsense is currently compliant with google adsense, that says the team
     
    ramzwatcher, Oct 15, 2006 IP
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    Rod Well-Known Member

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    Please rewrite this statement in clear English.
     
    Rod, Oct 15, 2006 IP
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    I yanked my images and ads are still being served, so that must have been it.
     
    tschrock, Oct 16, 2006 IP
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    Put the line within the graphic itsself, that way you can control the amount of space between the graphic and the ad. Nothing is worse that the mile os wasted space a <hr> generates.
     
    tschrock, Oct 16, 2006 IP
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    Barti1987 Well-Known Member

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    No, but with the amount of users receiving warning emails, I concluded so :D

    Peace,
     
    Barti1987, Oct 16, 2006 IP