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Google adsense update for forums
Are they still allowed?

 9:42 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just wondering if anyone has any clue about the new google adsense update. "No chat page" policy.
Is it just for the real time chat page or is it applicable to forums and discussion boards in general?




 9:46 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)


It applies to real time chat pages only. I run several forum's and all of them showing Adsense with no problems.


 9:50 am on Mar 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

Okay.. thanks for confirming that. Just got worried as one of the adsense publishers just got thrown out for invalid clicks and he runs a forum.
I also run a few forums and some of my clients do too. Just wanted to be sure.

Thanks and regards,


 1:08 am on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

endomorph1, just a curious question I had... do you have your ads on your forum pages that appear after a message is posted? I have a friend with a forum site using phpBB and as far as I can see G doesn't allow ads to show on those pages. Do you block them and can you tell me how you did it?


 4:07 pm on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)


No I dont have them on the "Thank you for your post/reply" page. Too close to breaking TOS.

I don't block them, I just don't show them. I use Snitz which I have well and truly customised and modded.

They only appear on the view forums/posts/topics and post new topic/post reply pages.


 4:23 pm on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks for the reply. I actually found the solution to this late last night. Just in case anyone else wants to know hot to do it...

Add your Adsense code to templates/subsilver/index_body.tpl


 10:09 pm on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

im having a problem with mine

i have 40,000 users and 400k page views a day, but i still get a lot of "public service ads" from google.

how do you assure they ads are getting served to your site?

[edited by: rogerd at 2:26 pm (utc) on April 1, 2005]
[edit reason] No specifics/URLs, please... [/edit]


 2:29 pm on Apr 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Evroccck, in my experience Google is pretty good at figuring out what forum pages are about and will deliver relevant ads most of the time. If you are getting PSAs it could be that there Google just doesn't have on topic ads with budgets that it can deliver to those pages.


 2:37 pm on Apr 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Depending upon what software you are using you can modify a lot of things like URL's, session id's and page titles to make the ads much more relevant.
Search for the mods and you'll find them.


 7:17 pm on Apr 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Evroccck, if your forums use session IDs, you will often see a lot of PSAs. You need to have them removed in order to show highly targeted ads.


 3:28 am on Apr 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks guys, we dont show SessionIDs..

I'm going to work on moving the Ads around a bit to find out where they are most effective..

thanks for the tips

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