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Violation of TOS?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by eiso, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. #1
    I am currently designing a site with as goal to get as much adsense revenue as possible. My question was the way I placed the adds does it violate the TOS?
    SEMrush
    http://web9.000025.net/~eiso/

    Best regards,

    Eiso
     
    eiso, Aug 12, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Shoemoney

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    #2
    email google and ask... rtfm
     
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    hanyixin Peon

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    I think it OK :)
     
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    for me there was no TOS violation on that site.
     
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  5. eiso

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    Great, thank you very much.
     
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    ajayr Active Member

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    jlawrence Peon

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    #7
    If you ever have any doubt as to whether a design violates the TOS then always email Google.
    We can give our verdict, but the only one that matters is what Google thinks.
     
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  8. Arnie

    Arnie Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a great placement to me
     
    Arnie, Aug 13, 2005 IP
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    LeeD Well-Known Member

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    Looks good to me too...:)
     
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  10. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #10
    Don't made for adsense sites violate TOS?

    Site looks nice, by the way,

    Shannon
     
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    elkiwi Active Member

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    #11
    The term "Made for Adsense" is a very grey area I think.

    Let say you have a successful site and one day decide to put adsense on it. You don't want to affect the user's experience of the site, so you only put a couple of small ads on the side bar.

    You notice that you're making a few decent bucks and start "optimising for adsense" and place you ads right in the user's face (at the top middle of content pages 250 x 250 ads).

    I don't think your site is for your users anymore, it's for the adsense...or a "made into adsense site"

    It's like when a news channel puts on sensational video footage with no news value at all, only to sell advertising. How many crappy TV shows are made for advertising, like those shows where cars are driving down the wrong side of the motorway?

    If your site has "some kind" of value to a surfer then google can't really complain if it was "made for adsense"

    That's just my opinion though.
     
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    #12
    In principle, yes. However, considering the immense number of these sites on the web, and how much money is exchanging hands every single day due to them (with a significant portion of the pie going into Google's own coffers), I'd say they put that in the TOS just to have an easy termination option on a case-by-case basis.
     
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    Thats the double edge sword.... In my opinion I think what google is meaning is if your designing a site around adsense thats bad.

    If your putting ads around your existing site... thats ok.

    Of course my opinion and 15cents will get you a warm cup of piss.

    Its what googles opnion of your site is that matters for adsense
     
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    I totally agree. I would just hate to have these words, "I am currently designing a site with as goal to get as much adsense revenue as possible" online in a forum. To me that is in effect saying a "made for adsense site."


    Shannon
     
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    iskandar Well-Known Member

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    Huh?
    There's nothing to worry about on that site at all
     
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    sercan Well-Known Member

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    #16
    very smarty, nice design.. ;)
     
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  17. mcfox

    mcfox Wind Maker

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    #17
    Good job, Eiso. Looks great.

    Nope, no problem with the placing of the ads, however, do pay attention to what Shannon (Smyrl) is saying about made-for-adsense sites.
     
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    #18
    If your ONLY goal is to make a site to get as much adsense revenue as possible, can you promise you will not come here and complain when Google bans you? And they will ban you.

    By the way your site does not look bad at all.

    I think one litmus test people need to use when creating a site is can you envision someone actually wanting to use your site and even come back to it. If the intent is only to get people to your ads and force them into clicking on them, then perhaps another strategy is in order. But if you can honestly tell yourself, I can see a person looking for information about X coming to my site and really benefiting from it. If you can not honestly find a reason why anyone would want to visit your site on purpose, then you need to expand it more. If you can, then I think you are fine.
     
    aeiouy, Aug 13, 2005 IP