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Kontera and Adsense - Google Response

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by andrewt, Jun 24, 2006.

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    Hello All,

    I have been lurking for awhile on this forum but decided it was time to participate. I wanted to give everyone a heads up on the controversy about using Kontera ContentLink with Adsense. If this has already been posted please forgive me but I did not see it upon searching...

    I emailed Adsense and this is the response I got:

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for asking about using the Kontera contextlink program alongside AdSense. Unfortunately, according to our program policies, Kontera may not be displayed on the same page as Google ads on your site. However, you are welcome to display those ads on pages of your site that do not include Google ads.

    In general, AdSense program policy does not permit Google ads to be published on the same page as other contextually-targeted ads. You can review this, and all Google AdSense program policies, at https://www.google.com/adsense/policies .

    We appreciate your cooperation.

    For additional questions, we encourage you to visit the AdSense Help Center (http://www.google.com/adsense_help), our complete resource center for all AdSense topics. Alternatively, feel free to post your question on the forum just for AdSense publishers: the AdSense Help Group (http://groups.google.com/group/adsense-help).

    Cheers,

    Alton
    The Google AdSense Team


    Anyway I hope this solves any questions...
    SEMrush
    Andrew
     
    andrewt, Jun 24, 2006 IP
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  2. jackburton2006

    jackburton2006 Peon

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    #2
    I still see a lot of sites use this two-ad combo, and they've been doing it for months now without any letters from either party...
     
    jackburton2006, Jun 24, 2006 IP
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    Friend Peon

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    #3
    Thanks for this info andrew.
     
    Friend, Jun 25, 2006 IP
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    dotcompals Prominent Member

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    Thank you andrewt for the information. I was about to ask G about this matter.
     
    dotcompals, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    Namesniper Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I see a lot of websites using both
     
    Namesniper, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    RoughOcean Active Member

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    I guess that would also apply to IntelliTXT then.
     
    RoughOcean, Jun 28, 2006 IP
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    wissam Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Everyone is using it together .... what is the solution ...
     
    wissam, Dec 24, 2006 IP
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    Allen.H Peon

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    #8
    Like always, there is no solution for the average, hard working publisher. Big boys like John Chow sign up for a special CPM plan with these companies, which allows them to use Adsense & IntelliTXT/Kontera together. And even without signing a special contract, Google won't attempt to get the PR rulers angry by banning them, even if they violate their TOS. The don't have a reason to ban a site that receives over 3 million page views a month just because it uses Kontera or IntelliTXT, they wouldn't want that.

    Allen.H
     
    Allen.H, Dec 24, 2006 IP
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    I have seen million sites use both and never heard of someone got banned by that.
     
    alexmai, Dec 24, 2006 IP
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    I asked google this question last week and got the same answer - No just like in the email that started this thread. Took my Kontera down asap
     
    nyfalcon, Dec 24, 2006 IP
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    kittyluver Notable Member

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    #11
    Whether Kontera is paying effectively? Just now crossed $100 mark.
     
    kittyluver, Dec 24, 2006 IP
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    ameran Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    I found this part of Google Adsense Program Policies:

    "Competitive Ads and Services
    In order to prevent user confusion, we do not permit Google ads or search boxes to be published on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout and colors as the Google ads or search boxes on that site. Although you may sell ads directly on your site, it is your responsibility to ensure these ads cannot be confused with Google ads."

    I understand you can use both of them when they don't have the same color and layout.

    Could someone tell me if I am wrong?
    Thanks,
    ameran
     
    ameran, May 13, 2007 IP
  13. BLaZeR

    BLaZeR Peon

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    #13
    Please don't bring up posts from last year , and they allow kontera and other text ads now.
     
    BLaZeR, May 14, 2007 IP
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    koolasia Banned

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    Yea this is damn old news i assume as its allowed now
     
    koolasia, May 14, 2007 IP
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    ameran Well-Known Member

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    It is not my fault. I was looking to find out if I can use Kontera and Adsense together and I found this Thread in DP. Then I was on page of Google Adsense and read all information and found out, they changed their policies. I thought it is important to add this information here too.
    Don’t be sassy when you don't like some threads!

    Thanks,
    ameran
     
    ameran, May 14, 2007 IP
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    Hi Ameran --

    My name is Jack and I am an account manager here at Kontera. Despite what one customer service person has written to you, Google's policy is very clear now (a big change from before) -- since Kontera's product is nothing like Google's in appearance, there is no chance of the user being confused that our ContentLink layer is from Google, so it is allowed. Everyone can make mistakes and clearly, the customer rep at AdSense confused our layer with other companies ad units.

    Kontera is clearly OK to work on the same pages as AdSense.
     
    KonteraSupport, May 14, 2007 IP
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    peepin2me Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the clarification Jack.
     
    peepin2me, May 17, 2007 IP
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    peepin2me Well-Known Member

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    I wonder whether having Kontera or intelliTXT will affect the google SERP rankings. 90% of my website's traffic is from google. I just want to make sure I'm always in google's good books. Kindly share your experiences regarding this.
     
    peepin2me, May 17, 2007 IP
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    johnchow.com -- Do i need to say more?
     
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    I've been using Kontera for a month or so now and it all seem good. There is an extra check at the end of every month and my serps seem to be holding steady. The only problem that I can see if that kontera does actually slow down your site. If your host is quite fast then it can take some of the slack, however if your host is already slow then you might be headed for some trouble.
     
    rparker, May 24, 2007 IP