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Is Google a Sponsor?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by WebDivx, Sep 4, 2007.

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    I was wondering... if we run adsense ads on our site, is google considered a site sponsor?
    SEMrush
    if its not considered a sponsor, what is it considered?
     
    WebDivx, Sep 4, 2007 IP
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  2. Torans

    Torans Active Member

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    Well i guess you can call google Sponsor if you are going to add their ads under your Sponsor section it is just fine i have seen many sites with that !
     
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    jkrish41 Banned

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    #3
    Yes, It is a Sponser, but you can't call it a sponsor by the ads or your account may/will get banned.
     
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    tavenger5 Well-Known Member

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    But if adsense is paying for your hosting, technically they are 'supporting' your site.
     
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    Adpubster Peon

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    #5
    Huh? I would think Sponsors is completely okay. Sponsored Links is fine (Directly from Policies):

    When in doubt, drop the Big G a line.
     
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    templates Notable Member

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    they will send you a email saying dont do it..you cannot have google ads under the heading sponsor,affiliates, friends or any of the such..i was warned because i had ads under "similar links" and almost got banned
     
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    "Similar Links" has definite ban potential. Google recommends Sponsored Links, which is extremely similar to Sponsors. Did they specifically say not to use Sponsor?
     
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    WebDivx Peon

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    thanks guys. i'm writing an article for the newspaper for school about my web site and was wondering if saying Google was a sponsor was okay or not.
     
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    #9
    Oh okay, you're talking about general relationship, not labeling the ads. Technically, Google is NOT your sponsor. The advertisers are the sponsors.
     
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    #10
    hmm... that would make things complicated. there are 2 many links that display in the adsense ads
     
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    YES..they also said not to use Sponsored as well..i deleted the email,as it was last year......sorry..
     
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    #12
    Not sure what you mean by "2" many links. There are usually 2 to 5 depending upon the ad format. THOSE are your sponsors, those advertisers are the ones whose links are sponsoring your site. You probably aren't going to be able to list all of them in your newspaper article. Why not say something like "...sponsored by websites advertising via Google's Adwords program"
     
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    WebDivx Peon

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    #13
    oh by 2 i meant too the world.

    but what you said makes sense. thanks:D
     
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  14. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #14
    you can call them mediator..
    You can call advertisers the sponsors.
     
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    #15
    Wow, must have been from a new employee there who hadn't read the Policies. A year ago was prior to the "loosening" of the policies about labeling and at that time it wasn't so much a recommendation but a "Thou shalt" As in, you can only label the ads "Sponsored Links" and one other that I can't remember at this point.
     
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    #16
    Google is considered a site sponsor, and Google recommends the term Sponsored Links and i think Advertisements is also permitted
     
    uglyboy, Sep 4, 2007 IP
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    Adpub, That was the best example of a newbie trying to tell other newbie what to do lol

    its about time we right a good sensible article so it helps everyone.
     
    godmode, Sep 5, 2007 IP