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Incentivized Site?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by HF Evan, Feb 1, 2015.

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    Hi all,
    SEMrush
    I am in the process of creating a site (forum) which will reward users points for making posts & completing tasks. These points will then be redeemable for things like Gift Cards, as well as other prizes.

    As I understand from AdSense ToS posts (although a few years old), they prohibit any site being added which incentivizes users to "complete offers & make searches". Users on this site would be completing tasks & making forum posts in return for a reward, which I think may fall under this category.

    Does anybody know if Google AdSense still prohibit these kind of sites from being added? If so, could anyone recommend a network that does allow these kind of sites to partake?

    Thanks
     
    HF Evan, Feb 1, 2015 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ablaye

    ablaye Well-Known Member

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    No. It does not violate their TOS. You are encouraging users to be active on your site. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
     
    ablaye, Feb 1, 2015 IP
  3. HF Evan

    HF Evan Member

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    I saw a quote on a blog (dated back in 2011 though) with a quote from the ToS of AdSense, something along the lines of:

    "Not allowed:
    - Incentivize users to perform actions on your site, not limited to making searches, completing tasks, and reading emails".

    Is this not the case? Do you by any chance know of somewhere I can review the ToS simply without having to go through a million pages at Google to find everything?
     
    HF Evan, Feb 2, 2015 IP
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    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    I may be wrong but it would probably be not allowed, quote from the terms:
    https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182
     
    malky66, Feb 2, 2015 IP