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Google Adsense in Under Maintenance Page, allowed?
Google Adsense in Under Maintenance Page, allowed?
hp_solomon

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Msg#: 3357172 posted 9:50 am on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

My site is under maintenance displaying an announcement:

"We are upgrading the server and www.mysite.com will be back online in few hours .. sorry for the inconvenience ..."

Is it allowed to put adsense in this page? Anyone?

Thanks

 

zett

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Msg#: 3357172 posted 10:24 am on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Almost certainly not allowed. From the Adsense Help Center:

Ad Placement
AdSense offers a number of ad formats and advertising products. Publishers are encouraged to experiment with a variety of placements, provided the following policies are respected:

[...]
No Google ad may be placed on any non-content-based pages.
[...]

I'd not show ads, update my site asap and then display Adsense again after the update.

eddy22

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Msg#: 3357172 posted 11:21 am on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

What about a new site with 1 or 2 pages?

jomaxx

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Msg#: 3357172 posted 5:31 pm on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Nothing wrong with putting AdSense on a new site. Nothing wrong with putting it on a small site.

But if your page has a lack of outbound links, that likely IS a problem. As has been noted here about a million times, any gimmicks designed to force or to strongly encourage users to click the ads will get you severely smart priced, if not banned.

encyclo

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Msg#: 3357172 posted 6:42 pm on Jun 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

What you are describing could well be construed as an error message, and as such it would violate the AdSense terms and conditions. "5. Prohibited Uses. [google.com] (...) on any error page".

As always, asking Google is the only way of getting a definitive answer.

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