| 9:40 pm on Sep 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Unless there was a specific threat of termination in the email for future non-compliance, no, I wouldn't be worried.
| 9:43 pm on Sep 13, 2003 (gmt 0)|
phew - no it was just a sort it and let us know when it's done email :)
| 12:09 am on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Yep, I also got one saying some of their users had complained the ads were blocking the content. I wrote back and asked which browser, etc and they said they didn't know but could I just write back once I'd made any changes so they could square their records up. Nothing to worry about I'd say.
| 3:07 am on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I don't know that much about adsense and this might be a stupid answer but what about tables overlapping each other such that the ads are overlapping the content? I was doing some HTML work yesterday and somehow got a floating column that covered other content on the page. The problem might also not appear unless you're looking at the page at 3/4 or 1/2 width of the screen (I browse websites at 3/4; don't ask me why I don't know, haha).
| 9:31 am on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
that was exactly it - i'd tested in loads of browsers - but could not see anything wrong - them 3/4 sized the window and it overlapped! - so i've just force the width of the cell and it's all OK now.
| 2:26 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The only problem I could see when browsing at 3/4 screen width was that the adsense 120x600 in a right floating div outside of a 75% width table to the left forced the main content completely below it. But the content still actually appeared.
| 3:37 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I received the same email from google, about adsense blocking the content. And I'm still working on fixing it. I'm trying to use a liquid layout, with a skyscraper in a right-hand div. It annoys me actually, that users whose window is rather narrow, complain to google. After all, they should really complain to me, because the other table-based elements in my site also start to go wonky inside narrow windows and an ad covering a wee bit of content is the least of the unpleasant effects of narrow windows. (But I digress). My temporary solution was to put a z-value: -1 into the div, so now at least the ads go behind other content.. but it still isn't as nice a solution as I would like, and Google hasn't responded yet to say whether its OK now.
If any of you have a solution to this problem, could you post it here, or sticky-mail me with a few example sites using CSS that works better?
| 4:17 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
If any of you have a solution to this problem, could you post it here
I propose simply to put a "white separator" graphics that would be wide enough so that your AdSense banner even couldn't cover the content. When somebody will try to make the browser window narrower - it will have such an effect that AdSense banner will never overlap your content.
| 5:13 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I ended up just fixing the TD width and added a nowrap - that seems to have sorted it for my situation - I agree though - why would a normal user write to google when my email address is at the bottom of every page - makes me half think its a competitor, but maybe thats a bit paranoid....
| 6:12 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|why would a normal user write to google when my email address is at the bottom of every page - makes me half think its a competitor, but maybe thats a bit paranoid.... |
That's a valid concern, but again, I don't think you have anything to worry about if you fix it. Google just isn't going to terminate someone because of this, especially since it appears to be a fairly widespread issue. Google should address this in their FAQs.
| 7:54 pm on Sep 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|why would a normal user write to google when my email address is at the bottom of every page |
Hmmm, they probably clicked on the "Ads by Google" link that appears in every AdSense ad, which brings up a comment form. I think a lot of users prefer the perceived anonymity and convenience of a feedback form to writing email, especially when what they have to say is negative.