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Adsense ads - additional languages?
not official, but is see ad's in dutch

 8:27 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

My site was declined for adsense, because it is in Dutch language, they put me in some waiting row for when they start accepting foreign languages.

Now to my amazement i see a dutch site with Dutch adwords!

He has "probably" given up his "english" site for approval, and then put the adwords also on dutch sites also.

But it works for him, and my OWN ads show op on his site, and has oblviously clicked on one of my ads, cause he's asking for a free link.

This is not right.



 8:32 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hard to imagine, since Google spiders the pages where the ads appear.


 9:27 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>Now to my amazement i see a dutch site with Dutch adwords<<

One possibility is that they signed up with another site in English - then added their coding to a Dutch site they owned.

Under Adsense rules you can add to other (qualified) sites without seeking Google clearance


 9:30 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

He has "probably" given up his "english" site for approval, and then put the adwords also on dutch sites also.

Yes, i was thinking that too.

I was declined for a "dutch" site, but the adsense system is clearly working for dutch sites as well.
Also german adsense is "working" as well.

Pitty we publishers can only sign up if we have a english site as well.


 10:05 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

Might be a test run - with Google's approval or without ;)
In any case it's my understanding Google will spider the pages so unaproved ads should get detected fast.


 11:34 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've got an English language site with some French words on so I occasionally get French language ads.


 3:35 pm on Jul 17, 2003 (gmt 0)

i was running ads on spanish content and yesterday got a notice from google saying that this is not allowed. i imagine that other webmasters displaying content in languages other than english will soon be warned by G. Too bad.


 12:54 am on Jul 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

This is the message i got once i removed adsense from Spanish pages:

Thank you for making the requested changes to your account to comply with our policies. This will contribute to your ongoing success with Google AdSense and ensure consistency for your users' experience.


 12:58 am on Jul 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

Wel, that seams fair. Everybody has to stick to the same rules.

Just pitty that this site in question is still showing dutch ads.


 6:41 am on Jul 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

I hear ya.

Even better would be Google starting up Adsense in additional languages ASAP. Despite Google's complaint that using the Adsense program in other languages downgrades the targeting of ads, I found all of the Spanish ads to be highly targeted with respect to the content on the site.

Of course we can worry about so much power in the hands of one company, but Google could cement its global domination by having webmasters of sites in all languages anxiously waiting by the mailbox for their monthly Google check.

Anyway, when Google decides to make Adsense available in other languages, it shouldnt be brain surgery. Adwords advertisers are already able to choose languages and countries where they want their ad displayed, so implementation should be a snap, I guess?

For now, couldnt Google just filter out ads targeted at other languages from the Adsense program? Makes a lot more sense to me...Unless they are deliberately leaving them in for a bit for testing purposes! In the meantime, since most of my traffic comes from the Spanish side of my site, I am not a :-) camper...

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