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Would this layout be against TOS?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Googles76, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. #1
    Would it be against the TOS to refer to the google ads as "Resources" as I've done here:
    SEMrush
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    Googles76, Jul 22, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. clay15

    clay15 Well-Known Member

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    #2
    I think that's against the TOS:
    "Publishers may not label the ads with text other than "sponsored links" or "advertisements." This includes any text directly above our ads that could be confused with, or attempt to be associated with Google ads."
     
    clay15, Jul 22, 2005 IP
  3. Googles76

    Googles76 Peon

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    Ahh, thanks. Will just use pictures instead as described in Critter's thread.
     
    Googles76, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    tflight Peon

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    #4
    For what it is worth, post that screenshot to a website and then ask Google. I had a similar question, posted a question to Google with a link to my screenshot, and they told me what I was doing was perfectly fine.

    Now, I hear that if Google bans you that there is no longer a way to contact them to ask why. So while I've saved the email and screenshot that they have agreed is okay, I'm not sure I want to implement it yet since I'd really have no way of going back and saying "you previously approved this and told me it is okay".
     
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  5. Swordfish

    Swordfish Active Member

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    #5
    I've seen MANY publishers that list "Advertisement" on top of their ads...I guess they get away with..
     
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    stephfoster Well-Known Member

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    #6
    That's because the TOS specifically says calling them advertisments is ok.
     
    stephfoster, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    tflight Peon

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    #7
    Just for reference, I sent the following screenshot/design to Google and they replied with:
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    tflight, Jul 22, 2005 IP
  8. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    #8
    That is impossible... It is clearly against their TOS.
     
    NewComputer, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    Well, it could be that the text "Ads by Google" is so obvious in that screenshot, that they might not have a problem with the word "Categories" above it. Just a thought.
     
    Chopster, Jul 22, 2005 IP
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    #10
    hrmmm i dont think the adlinks applies to the labels... Since the whole point is to faking the user into thinking its actual navigation....
     
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    NeoGen Writer

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    #11
    Why even attempt against TOS, just use "sponsored links" or "advertisements" or "Sponsor" or "Advert".

    The word "Categories" above ads might suggest that there is a category named "Ads By Google"
     
    NeoGen, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    alang Notable Member

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    #12
    Adlinks require visitors to click 2 times before to generate revenue. So I guess google do not cared much about that. But normal ads, once visitors click, you got the revenue and advertiser pay the cost. Just try replace the adlinks with normaly ads and ask the same question to google. I guess the answer would be different
     
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    #13
    I suspect you are correct. And i was shocked as well when they approved my ad just below the Categories header. I was so shocked that I have not yet dared to actually implement it. But they did approve that screenshot.

    If you have questions about your own implementations, just create a screenshot and email it to them. They replied to me within 24 hours.
     
    tflight, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, I don't even know if I would risk putting it live on a site to take a screen shot ;)
     
    NewComputer, Jul 23, 2005 IP
  15. Googles76

    Googles76 Peon

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    #15
    Duplicate page with a different name, no links pointing to it, no one will find it;)
     
    Googles76, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    True enough....
     
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    I took a screen shot of my current page, edited it in Photoshop to show Google what I wanted to do, and sent them a link to the gif file.
     
    tflight, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    alang Notable Member

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    #18
    If you put it live google won't ban you, they will just warn you and ask you to remove it immediately. I'd always done that myself, when I testing new ads placement, always ask google opinion whether they like it or not and show the real site. There are few that they don't like and ask me to remove it immediately, but so far, no harm to my account
     
    alang, Jul 23, 2005 IP
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    wissam Well-Known Member

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    #19
    I don't think so , lot of people just doing the same thing .. and don't forget , the users is not blind they will see the ads by google part ..
     
    wissam, Jul 24, 2005 IP