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Would THIS be allowed?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by david_sakh, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. #1
    I know in google's TOS you aren't allowed to change the ad code, but would merely changing the background color of the adsense for search bar violate the TOS (you normally can only use white, gray, or black)? Doesn't sound like it would, but I want to make sure....
    SEMrush
     
    david_sakh, Dec 3, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #2
    create a seperate channel...and you can have whatever colour you choose for ads....adsearch ...different kettle of fish perhaps..just drop 'em an email ;)
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    david_sakh Peon

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    #3
    you mean palette, not channel. Channels are used for reporting purposes.

    anyways, I guess I could e-mail them. But I just wanted to ask here instead because it's always easier to get away with something if it's a minor, minor, minor infringment. It's like asking a cop if you can jaywalk across an empty backroad - i think he kinda has to say no.
     
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #4
    actually i meant channel...
    from there you can select a palette and create what you want..and track it seperately to see if a different background colour works or not with your visitors.
    but as you raise the subject,,i am interested to know whether adsearch is worthwhile financially or not...
    got any info?
    i thought it was a waste of time....anyone got anything to share?
    G*M
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    david_sakh Peon

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    I can't help you there - I'm a casual small-timer just trying to learn the ropes before I do anything serious.
     
    david_sakh, Dec 3, 2004 IP
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    SEbasic Peon

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    #6
    Adsense is great.

    You have f^&k all to do to get it to work, and if you place it in a prominent position on a high traffic site, you can earn quite a bit.

    If you put it on a low traffic site, you earn a litte bit. :)
     
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    #7
    I emailed google about customizing the look and feel of the search box a few months ago. They replied that I could only use the customization tools provided by them, and I was not to alter the code itself.

    Now that said. If you still feel that your adjustment to the standard is minor, they may or may not take notice (or even care). I believe the above response from google was more of a canned response. In reality, they may not care if you do a minor tweek. But I would be careful...
     
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    david_sakh Peon

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    sounds like good advice. I'll just have to think about it.
     
    david_sakh, Dec 4, 2004 IP
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    #9
    There's really nothing to think about. You know its not allowed, if you get caught pray not to get kicked.
     
    payoutwindow, Dec 5, 2004 IP
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    I suggest you follow their rules and you wont worrying about getting kick.
     
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    #11
    Those analogies with "asking a cop" are bizarre. "If you ask a cop, he'll say no"; well, of course--and if he catches you at it, *he'll run you in* (or issue you a citation, anyway).

    The principle is very, very simple: if G forbids, DON'T DO IT.

    If you think it something that should be reasonably allowed, very simple: email and ask. I asked if I could modify the code to be XHTML-compliant, and was told "Yes". So I make the mod with a clear conscience and a mind at ease. (And I save the response email.)
     
    Owlcroft, Dec 8, 2004 IP
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    stephaneggy Well-Known Member

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    #12
    I would email them first
     
    stephaneggy, Dec 8, 2004 IP
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    david_sakh Peon

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    #13
    I've decided not to break the rules. Thanks everyone.
     
    david_sakh, Dec 8, 2004 IP