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Adsense in a NON-AD popup window?
Is this allowed?
HughMungus

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Msg#: 3109 posted 9:33 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I run a service that lets people put their own audio clips on their website via telephone. I'm about to change the setup to use a popup browser-based player instead of a separate player (Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc.). Can I put Adsense ads in the popup. I'm assuming I'd get ads that relate to the overall theme of the site itself since the audio's context can't be derived.

Would this be allowed?

 

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3109 posted 9:44 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

According to the program policies, no.

Plus it sounds like you're going to be generating a popup from third-party sites, which IMO would also be a problem.

HughMungus

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Msg#: 3109 posted 10:38 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

According to the program policies, no.

Which part? I've read the TOS a couple of times.

Plus it sounds like you're going to be generating a popup from third-party sites, which IMO would also be a problem.

Hmm...understood...but if the click is to a "page" on my site (an HTML/browser-based audio player), then, technically, the ads are on my site via a click from another site (just like any of the ads on my actual "pages").

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3109 posted 10:48 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Program Policies is a different document than the TOS (link is on the AdSense login page):

No AdWords ads or Google search box may be displayed on any domain parking websites, pop-ups, pop-unders, error, registration, or "thank you" pages, or in any email.

HughMungus

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Msg#: 3109 posted 11:30 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Program Policies is a different document than the TOS (link is on the AdSense login page):

Right, but, it's only a popup insofar as it's not a full-sized window. That is, it's a media player window, not an ad, and one that comes up through direct user interaction, not just by visiting the page.

I guess this is a special case I'll have to ask the Adsense team about directly.

Thanks!

uncle_bob

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Msg#: 3109 posted 11:42 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Let us know what they say. I've used popups for displaying extra info (user clicks on a link), so it would be nice to be able to add an ad or two to the popup if appropriate.

HughMungus

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Msg#: 3109 posted 11:52 pm on Jul 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

Let us know what they say. I've used popups for displaying extra info (user clicks on a link), so it would be nice to be able to add an ad or two to the popup if appropriate.

I will, UB.

div01

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Msg#: 3109 posted 1:02 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have seen the website of a Canadian financial TV channel show Adsense ads in the pop-up window for its video on demand (you select the show segment, it spawns a new window with embedded Windows media player and adsense ads). I don't know though if they have a special agreement with Google.

TheDave

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Msg#: 3109 posted 1:05 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

My understanding of the pop-up issue is that if it's initiated by a user click it should be OK. After-all, what is really the difference between something like <a target=_blank> and <a onclick=popup()>?

rish

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Msg#: 3109 posted 3:21 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Would there be enough text content in the media windows to target ads?

HughMungus

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Msg#: 3109 posted 5:35 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Would there be enough text content in the media windows to target ads?

Probably not. I figured the ads would be the default ones for the site (the topic is pretty focused).

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3109 posted 6:11 am on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Keep in mind that when a user clicks an ad, the advertiser's site will load in that same window.

uncle_bob

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Msg#: 3109 posted 1:09 pm on Jul 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thats a very good point jomaxx, I hadn't thought of that, as we are not allowed to alter to adsense code to fix this. Hey ho.

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