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Adsense and YPN fixed category
Are there no TOS conflicts?

 1:01 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I was browsing late at night and noticed a fairly popular site using both YPN and Adsense on the same page. My first reaction was that they had Premium Publisher priviledge, but then I thought they didn't have enough traffic for that.

So, I sent them an email stating that they should revise the Adsense TOS, because they might be in violation.

I just got a response from them saying that they use YPN as a fixed category, thus it isn't a contextual advertisement. Sort of like how we can have Adbrite and Adsense in the same page.

Have any of you confirmed that this is acceptable under Adsense TOS?



 1:19 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sorry to go off topic, but adbrite and adsense is illegal to have on the same page?

How do you make it so your not getting yourself banned due to TOS violations?


 1:42 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Adsense and Adbrite can go on the same page, as long as it is in the mode for selling links only, so that they are static links of your advertisers.


 1:45 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

So that means you can't use network ads?

Sorry for all the questions, i'm 18 and new to all of this internet advertisig. =)


 1:48 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

From my understanding, no you can't use network ads. Although, this might be debatable, because they aren't generated by reading the content on your site. Therefore, it could be argued that they aren't contextual ads.


 1:51 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Alrighty, thanks for the help.

Now who to bug next about my other 100 or so questions? ;)


 3:22 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's completely unreasonable; adbrite is not even keyword based, and G has no problem with chitika which is!

May be their policy has changed about adbrite, as you can find them in so much sites, and also that's really difficult to prove it's running network ads or not; may be some "network advertiser" orders the same ads on your site.


 3:30 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Actually, google does have a problem with chitika. However, chitika ads by default are predefined key word based. (You can change this if you are not using AdSense). Yahoo's ad categories are different, they serve ads that ARE contextually matched, but just in a pre-defined category. For example, say if a page was about cars, however their catagory was internet services, they would only get ads from the internet service catagory, with the keywords from the car page. And if there are none(which is likely, since its about cars), it shows vonage or something like that.


 3:41 pm on Feb 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

I know all these krod, but what about adbrite? It's not contextual nor pre-defined category based. So, what'd the problem with it?

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