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Is Ezinearticles going against the Google TOS?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Chopster, Jan 11, 2006.

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    Chopster, Jan 11, 2006 IP
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  2. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I'm actually more in question about the tags they are using

    google_font = "Verdana";
    google_font_size = "10pt";
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    I contacted AdSense to validate this use of the code, but I'm not sure if this is allowed or not.
     
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    I would imagine its because it isn't actually a gambling/casino website
     
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  4. Chopster

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    I hope this thread doesn't come across as ratting on them or anything, because I really like Ezinearticles and it's a great asset to the internet as a whole (for webmasters as well as those who read the articles).

    Yeah, I was thinking that, but the TOS says Gambling or casino-related "content", not "website".
     
    Chopster, Jan 11, 2006 IP
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    GADOOD Peon

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    #5
    Why are you in question over the tags?

    Ezinearticles is allowed and you are not unless Google give you the green light.

    There's your explanation.

    *mumbles something about minding your own business*

    Pete
     
    GADOOD, Jan 12, 2006 IP
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    The webpage is about gambling, thus it's against Adsense rules.

    Pretty clear.
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #7
    For publishers this big, they probably get special privileges as they definately wouldnt fly under the radar...
     
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    Google might look the other way because their system does not allow gambling ads (for the most part) to begin with.

    I don't know what Ezine makes on adsense, but I doubt it is "huge".
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #9
    True.

    Well that all depends on what u define as "huge". I reckon it'd be pretty substantial though.
     
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    Mystique Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I was wondering the same yesterday while setting my Articles website.

    I'm usign the script remarked in my signature and it comes with adsense integration, matter to add your publisher ID as we do here in the profile area.

    Once setup and using the content they offer to save your time, I opted to display all, including betting and gambling categories. Google is there but even odd because Adsense is able to deliver gambling related advertising in that area.

    Surfing the web I found not only Ezinearticles but many other sites are serving google ads (probably automatized scripts like mine) and Google serves the advertising according the keywords context.

    btw, some of them have not Gambling categories but Authors submitted them as "Entertainment", "Leisure" or anything else.
     
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    marketjunction Well-Known Member

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    I am guilty as well. Content Tycoon uses templates so the ad sense is on my gambling section by default. I am modifying this, but the Google terms are interesting.

    It says it's against the rules to promote adsense on any website that CONTAINS gambling oriented content. This means that even if you don't use adsense on the gambling section, you are still in violation.

    I doubt Google would do anything if you removed adsense from the gambling pages, but their rules state otherwise.
     
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  12. Interlogic

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    *Grumble* Going to have to check up on this and change my own code.. Have to figure out how it impacts on my revenue sharing too.. *Grumble* *Grumble* *Grumble*
     
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    There are AdSense at the top of this thread, and this thread is pretty much about gambling.. Does that mean Adsense is not allowed on this page?
    I dont think Google will be too strict, the site obviously not a gambling site, and neither are they trying to intentially cheat the system.
     
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    Yeah, have sent a query to google about it anyway..
     
    Interlogic, Jan 12, 2006 IP
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    That's a very interesting point.

    The same could apply with a blog. If I ran a personal blog and wrote about a night out at a casino or something, I wouldn't want to sensor myself in fear of an adsense violation.

    But I guess it's about how strictly they interperate the rules.
     
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    Then you must also wonder why Google AdSense are allowed to be placed on porn sites. Read this http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=49432 .
     
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    Forums are dynamic and you can't control what members discuss. However, in the case of Ezinearticles, we're talking about a dedicated section of the site specifically for gambling and casino content. If you have a forum that is specifically dedicated to gambling or casino threads, then I would think that would go against the TOS.
     
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  18. Interlogic

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    This is direct from Google:
    There was more to it but they were very serious, it was NOT a carbon copy e-mail that gets auto sent out. Someone took the time to at least add to it.
     
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    The question is what their definition of "gambling/casino content" is. If they mean actual gambling/casino games where you can lose money, then that is very different from an article that teaches you a strategy on how to win at Blackjack.
     
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