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Penalty for Asking Visitor To 'Click On Sponsor'?

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Motelsex, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. #1
    I have a very nice, very informative eMarketing web site set up with tons of content... comfortably placed Google adsense and a handful of affiliates (strategically placed text ads) on each page - nothing obtrusive... very mellow advertising.... (one landscape banner and one skyscraper (text ads) per page.

    I am now wanting to add more information and some really cool, FREE stuff, like ebooks, and scripts...etc

    but, here's my question.

    Would gooogle
    (a) - find out
    (b) - get pissed if they DID
    and/or
    (c) - ban me

    if i...

    set it up that the visitor would have to click on my sponsor first (my adsense banner) to acceess these goodies?...(maybe not 'HAVE TO' click, but place the ad on the same page as the free goody ASKING them to) ' please click on our sponsors ad and support (web site name)'
    SEMrush
    Is this something people already do?


    Would love everybody's opinion.
    (if this is considered 'bad practice', i won't do it)

    Thanks!
     
    Motelsex, Dec 31, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. warezuser

    warezuser Peon

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    ehm google would ban ou for sure...

    i don't have a lot of experience with these techniques, but since you ask for these techniques..

    you might create a link to another page and make it no-follow. On that page you might ask to click your ads, not sure wether it works tho :)
     
    warezuser, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  3. Motelsex

    Motelsex Peon

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    well... is this shady at all?

    I mean, there are people all over the place SELLING these items for $5 and up.

    Ok .. so the company that's advertising is paying the visitor's way ...

    ... but...

    for $.25 (or whatever the going rate may be) 'that company' will STILL get an impression on their site .. and AT LEAST a good couple of seconds to be able to sell you something you just may want ....

    "Can i have just a Second of your time?"

    if google targets correctly, this could STILL generate sales for said company, no?
     
    Motelsex, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  4. 321global

    321global Peon

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    i think i saw the term..BAN.... the other day i looked in the dictionary
     
    321global, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  5. Abhik

    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    #5
    You are right on your point, but Google simply do not like that label.
     
    Abhik, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  6. mytvtalk

    mytvtalk Active Member

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    you will get banned right away. maybe you could try other forms of advertising on your site
     
    mytvtalk, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  7. mickmel

    mickmel Peon

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    Yes.

    [/quote]if google targets correctly, this could STILL generate sales for said company, no?[/QUOTE]
    Possibly, but unlikely. These companies are paying for people to click the ads that are interested in that product, not for people to click the ads then have an off chance of maybe being interested.

    If I saw my ads on your site and you encouraging people to click to support your site, I'd be MAD.
     
    mickmel, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  8. Motelsex

    Motelsex Peon

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    ok

    i'll scrap that idea.

    I was pretty much thinking the same thing, (that's why i'm here) but if this was common practice, i'd have done it.
    (i think i was hoping for somebody to have told me TO do it, i guess)
     
    Motelsex, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  9. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    its against the terms of service and it will get you permanently banned. Its not fair to the advertisers that are paying for the clicks to get customers that are not really interested in their products or services.
     
    oseymour, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  10. tarponkeith

    tarponkeith Well-Known Member

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    #10
    Try thinking about it from the advertisers point of view, they get nothing out of the deal except wasted bandwidth.
     
    tarponkeith, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    NetworkTown.Net Well-Known Member

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    Its not allowed by the Google Adsense TOS and they would ban you if you where to get caught or reported by anyone.
     
    NetworkTown.Net, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  12. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    and the fact that they pay for those clicks
     
    oseymour, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    jakomo Well-Known Member

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    #13
    You cannot do it, Google will ban you ASAP.
     
    jakomo, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  14. Motelsex

    Motelsex Peon

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    ok, ok

    i'm sold ...

    i WON'T do it!!

    (haha)



    i had to ask though
     
    Motelsex, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  15. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #15
    don't ask for validation to do something that you know was wrong
     
    oseymour, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    movidalatina Well-Known Member

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    #16
    Remember, if your site is informative, gets
    lots of visitors - they will click. dont risk
    it by trying all this other nonsense
     
    movidalatina, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  17. internetmarketingiq

    internetmarketingiq Well-Known Member

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    Please, it's called incentive clicking. Read the TOS. You think you are the first to invent sliced bread?
     
    internetmarketingiq, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    #19
    Its in TOS .. .you cant ask visitors or force them to click on the ads
     
    bonjour123, Dec 31, 2008 IP
  20. bille

    bille Peon

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    Yep. Encouraging visitors to click on ads is a TOS violation.
     
    bille, Dec 31, 2008 IP