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Is "Ad will stop floating after clicked" Banned?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by qll, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. #1
    I am thinking to add something like

    "Ad will be removed after clicked"
    "Ad will stop floating after clicked"

    On top of adsense.

    My idea is to make adsense afloat and anoying, but will stop it afloat after 1 click.
    SEMrush
    What is in TOS is to ban anything from encouraging clicks. But I think it is different from "Ad will stop floating after clicked" because clicking is a pure choice of the viewers.
     
    qll, Aug 25, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    I think it would be against TOS. I think floating it might be okay (not 100% on that though), but pretty much anything that mentions clicking an ad (especially encouraging someone to click) is not allowed. You can't even have something that says, Support our sponsors near the AdSense ads. So surely something that says to click here to gain something (stopping the annoyance) will not be allowed.
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 25, 2004 IP
  3. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #3
    This may fall under this line from the Google AdSense Program Policies:

    These "floating ads" most likely qualify as "pop-ups".
     
    Will.Spencer, Aug 25, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    What's the URL? I have a low-traffic site I have experimented with it a bit (I never was brave enough to do anything on a high-traffic site though).
     
    digitalpoint, Aug 25, 2004 IP
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    Trance-formation Peon

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    I have a line at the bottom of one of my index pages that reads "Deep Mind is a non-profit project. The google ads and the paid for meditation downloads go to maintaining this site and the cost of hosting."

    Do people think this is strong enough in terms of encouragement to violate the TOS??
     
    Trance-formation, Aug 29, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    digitalpoint, Aug 29, 2004 IP
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    OK, line gone :)

    Thanks
     
    Trance-formation, Aug 29, 2004 IP
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    I don't think it'd be allowed. Google didn't let me round the corners of the ads because it would cause undue attention to them. Having the ad moving up and down would be worse.
     
    caroline, Sep 3, 2004 IP
  9. qll

    qll Peon

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    #9

    Didn't let you? Did you ask them or they contacted you?



    From what I have heard, if they don't know you are doing it, they will not stop you, either your CTR is too high or you asked them, then they will say NO to you.
     
    qll, Sep 3, 2004 IP
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    Well, I asked them, because that would be modification of the look and feel of the ads in a strange way.
     
    caroline, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    qll Peon

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    i thought any modification OUTSIDE the iframe is allowed as long there is not word of "please click".

    i don't under what you mean by around the corner. i don't see why google will not allow it.
     
    qll, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    Neither do I, frankly.
     
    caroline, Sep 4, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    They wouldn't allow it because it encourages clicking.
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 4, 2004 IP