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Home made revenue share script
Would this be against Adsense's terms?
brandmaker

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 3:14 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Ok, a client wants me to make some kind of pyramid Adsense system for his free blog site...

I wonder if this would be a violation of the Adsense ToS.

What I would do, is to make a script that first of all show the users Adsense ID on their own blogs.

If user1 refers someone, he would get his Adsense ID on their blog 5 percent of the page views. If they refer new members, user1 would get his Adsense ID on their blog 2,5 percent of the page views, etc.

The users do not have an Adsense account and need to sign up.

Would this be allowed if the users blog url is
1) EXAMPLE.com/username
or
2) username.EXAMPLE.com?

The site does not have 100k page views/day and can not use the Adsense API (for revenue share).

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:12 am (utc) on Feb 16, 2010]
[edit reason] EXAMPLE.COM is for examples. That is what it's reserved for. [/edit]

 

Gian04

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 6:10 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yes this is allowed, for as long as the maximum number of ad units per page will remain the same (3 ad units and 3 link units). according to the official weblog of Google Adsense

[adsense.blogspot.com...]

brandmaker

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4080999 posted 7:04 am on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

Wow - thanks a lot, Gian04! That's great news for me.

How about the domain structure; Do I need to make a sub domain for each member (username.example.com) or are the users able to sign up to Adsense using an address like example.com/username?

[edited by: engine at 12:17 pm (utc) on Feb 24, 2010]
[edit reason] Please use example.com [/edit]

Gian04

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 3:11 pm on Feb 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

But before you place your ad code on the same page or site as another publisher, here are a few important points to keep in mind:

The maximum number of products per page will remain the same
...


So [username.example.com] or [example.com/username] should be fine.

[edited by: engine at 12:17 pm (utc) on Feb 24, 2010]
[edit reason] Please use example.com [/edit]

dataguy

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 9:43 pm on Feb 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

What I would do, is to make a script that first of all show the users Adsense ID on their own blogs.

Actually what I've heard (from 3 different AdSense reps) is that each user must generate their own ad code for display on the web site, so you can not just change out the publisher ID in the standard ad code.

I would definately get clarification from your AdSense rep.

cgiscripts4u

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 9:18 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Actually what I've heard (from 3 different AdSense reps) is that each user must generate their own ad code for display on the web site, so you can not just change out the publisher ID in the standard ad code.


If using the code that is being generated now then users have to create there own code don't the 'google ad slot' would be different for each user, but if still using the old code then there would be no reason why they can't just change the pub id.

dataguy

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Msg#: 4080999 posted 11:45 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

...but if still using the old code then there would be no reason why they can't just change the pub id.

From a programming point of view you're right. From a business point of view the reason would be that it's against Google's policy and if you're goal is to build a stable, long-term business using AdSense for revenue then you probably shouldn't plan on violating the terms of your agreement with the one who is supposed to pay you and your users.

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