Saturday, 9 May 2009

About The Google Adsense Ban

Google AdSense ban is a real issue for those if us that monetize our websites using google AdSense.

So lets just take a few minutes out to discuss methods of avoiding the dreaded AdSense ban

First and foremost, Google has a guide that tells you the Dos and Don'ts so please read it. AdSense guide from the lips of Google

  • Click Fraud. This conjures up images of someone sitting in a darkened room clicking on their own AdSense ads. A really dumb thing to do. First, this WILL get you banned. And second, it's not going to make you rich. Duh?.
But click fraud also applies to a host of other things e.g asking visitors to your web page to click on the ads, getting friends and family to click on your ads, click exchanges. If you are reading this and thinking, I am doing this and not yet banned, don't worry, you soon will be

  • Code Manipulation. With AdSense, you are allowed to change the text color, banner size, even the font of the ad while creating your code. Any further editing of the code that is outside the scope provided in your AdSense account can get you banned.
  • Multiple AdSense accounts. This is a real no-no with Google AdSense. It really is a one account per person policy here. Yes you may have heard some big shot marketer telling of his multiple AdSense accounts, doesn't make it right. Also the big shot marketer is making money from all sorts of avenues and really is not relying on AdSense to put food on the table. Also, you are not a big shot marketer!!
  • Other contextual ads. Now this one is often a genuine error on peoples part. But AdSense does not want you displaying your AdSense ads on the same pages as you display other contextual advertisers ads. So if you are monetizing your site by displaying AdSense ads, you cannot display yahoo search marketing ads on the same pages. It is one of those things that is not obvious, I suppose this is why we need to read the TOS of AdSense

These are just a few basics. You may be wondering why I have written this post.

I was chatting to a friend about what I do online and the AdSense thing came up. As soon as I explained AdSense to him, he said, I'll build my site and click on my ads for an hour a day everyday


Doesn't quite work that way


drapeko said...

"Other contextual ads" - Could you please specify where this information has come from. I checked and I did not find any information about other contextual ads. :)

ami said...

Thanks for your comments Drapeko.
There is no direct reference to 'contexual ads at the google adsense site.

The closest thing is at the adsense policy site is

"Competitive Ads and Services
In order to prevent user confusion, publishers may not display Google ads or search boxes on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout and colours 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 that these ads cannot be confused with Google ads."

What one makes of this is individual choice

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Dale, Brian D. said...

Getting banned doesn't mean that you can't get your Adsense and\or Adwords Accounts back. There is a very simple way that doesn't involve reapplying with Google.