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invisible




msg:1365820
 5:56 pm on Sep 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I got an email from Google saying that they have disabled displaying Adsense Ads on a number of URL’s in my account. It was NOT for any invalid clicks or illegal activity but a - “type of website that we don't currently support in our program.”

I was displaying Adsense on a few search engines I run. They approved the sites 5 months ago and even a couple of months ago the asked me to add ‘Sponsored Listings’ above the Adsense ads so they approved what I was doing twice if you like.

The ads are still showing fine on all the URLs they said they had disabled and my earnings are still adding up.

I have two questions.

1. I thought it was ok to display Google Adsense on search engines? (Have they changed their policy on that).

2. What should I do? I was part of the FedEx club (10K +) so it’s quite a blow for me. Should I just ignore the email and hope everything keeps working?

Any help or idea’s would be much appreciated.

Thanks

 

Never_again




msg:1365821
 1:09 am on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

What should I do?

How about the most obvious, contact Google directly. I would think with your revenue they would be more than happy to work with you to ensure that your site conforms to the TOS. I'd sure like to hear what they say and what type of website they are talking about.

yoyo8




msg:1365822
 7:07 am on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I was displaying Adsense on a few search engines I run.

Do you happen to be archiving some of your searches? And are those archives indexed by other search engines?

invisible




msg:1365823
 2:43 pm on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've sent an email to Google asking what happened as I've changed nothing on the site since I was approved and am doing nothing to break their terms and conditions. Have to wait an see what they say.

No, I haven't archived any pages. I think there are a few results pages in some of the search engines but not for any terms that would show adsense ads so I don't think it's that.

linkshark




msg:1365824
 3:46 pm on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

The ads are still showing fine on all the URLs they said they had disabled

Give it a few days...

I've changed nothing on the site since I was approved

type of website that we don't currently support in our program

My guess: You got spam reported, ratted out by a competitor, or just an unlucky periodic review.

Bluepixel




msg:1365825
 3:52 pm on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

Why do you choose that title?
your post has nothing to do with it, they disabled some urls that's all. Why bother? You are in no danger.

FromRocky




msg:1365826
 3:58 pm on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think you’re double serving the AdSense ads. The Ads from Content and Websearch are on the same page. I believe this is not allowed. You have to choose either one. You’re lucky they let you serving ads from Websearch right now.

icedowl




msg:1365827
 9:08 pm on Sep 18, 2004 (gmt 0)

The Ads from Content and Websearch are on the same page. I believe this is not allowed.

It is allowed. (Unless I misunderstood your statement).

From Google AdSense FAQ:
8. Can I display AdSense for search and Google ads on the same web page?
Yes. You can place an AdSense for search box on any page that meets our program policies, even if you're already showing Google ads on that page. Searches from the AdSense for search box will lead to a Google-hosted results page that is also monetized with Google ads, allowing you to monetize all aspects of your site.

Never_again




msg:1365828
 12:01 am on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

From Google AdSense FAQ:
8. Can I display AdSense for search and Google ads on the same web page?
Yes. You can place an AdSense for search box on any page that meets our program policies, even if you're already showing Google ads on that page. Searches from the AdSense for search box will lead to a Google-hosted results page that is also monetized with Google ads, allowing you to monetize all aspects of your site.

This doesn't allow the display of Ads from Content and Websearch are on the same page. It allows you to place a "search box" on a page that has Google ads.

icedowl




msg:1365829
 9:20 am on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

From Google AdSense FAQ:
8. Can I display AdSense for search and Google ads on the same web page?
Yes. You can place an AdSense for search box on any page that meets our program policies, even if you're already showing Google ads on that page. Searches from the AdSense for search box will lead to a Google-hosted results page that is also monetized with Google ads, allowing you to monetize all aspects of your site.

This doesn't allow the display of Ads from Content and Websearch are on the same page. It allows you to place a "search box" on a page that has Google ads.

Yes it does allow both on the same page! Read both the "FAQ" page and the "what's new" page. Google changed the name of 'Websearch':

New name for WebSearch

We're dropping the 'WebSearch' from 'WebSearch plus AdSense for search.' This monetized search feature will now be referred to simply as AdSense for search - but all of the same great features remain. For more information on providing customized Google internet and site search to your users and earning money from clicks on targeted ads, please read our FAQ.

Besides, I think invisible was referring to a different sort of search engine. One that is not on Google's servers.

FromRocky




msg:1365830
 4:55 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is allowed. (Unless I misunderstood your statement).

Refer to my post (msg#16) for my position on this.

[webmasterworld.com ]

invisible




msg:1365831
 5:03 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not using websearch - it's my own search engine that I was displaying Adsense on. There's lots of other search engines doing the exact same thing.

They have now stopped showing the Adsense ads so I'm completely out.

I just don't understand it. Nothing has chage since the day they first approved me and I'm not using any underhand tactics?

icedowl




msg:1365832
 5:08 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Refer to my post (msg#16) for my position on this.

[webmasterworld.com...]

FromRocky, the post you refer to makes perfect sense. How it was being used wasn't clear before. I agree that using Adsense for Search in that manner is definitely against TOS.

It still doesn't explain invisible's particular situation in that the search being used wasn't one of Google's.

Bluepixel




msg:1365833
 7:49 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

Maybe you are generating too many pages for their spider to visit. Or maybe google saw you as a competitor?

If you are making more than 10000$ a month, you might also have enough banner displays to qualify for a premium account.?

Never_again




msg:1365834
 10:36 pm on Sep 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

icedowl:

I agree that the name is now "You can place an AdSense For Search," but every word in a statement is important. The FAQ quoted sepcifically states "You can place an AdSense for search box on any page that meets our program policies" (note the word "box"). It is clearly talking about placing the search box on a page with other AS ads therefore this FAQ statement doesn't confirm that you can place BOTH Ads from Content and Websearch are on the same page.

That being said, it does appear that invisible was referring to a different sort of search engine which wasn't clear at the time to me.

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