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captainron19




msg:4570102
 7:00 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have had adsense on my site for some time now. My site is Disney Themed

Lately some of the ads appearing at top and bottom of my main page have delt with lyposuction and losing weight. As long as google isnt trying to tell me something ... LOL is there any way I can control the content of the ads to be more "Family Friendly" and preferable center around Disney (I KNow there are a ton of Disney programs out there and they do pop up once in a while....tickets, time share etc)

[edited by: captainron19 at 7:49 pm (utc) on May 2, 2013]

 

Leosghost




msg:4570108
 7:22 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm amazed that you haven't been busted by either Disney or booted by adsense for use of copyright images ( the "mouse" etc ) or logos/typefaces etc..

I've worked with Disney..hence my amazement..

zarathustra2011




msg:4570110
 7:25 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I was just about to say, Disney own the trademark, and you could land yourself in a lot of hot water there - proceed with extreme caution.
I don't think the forum allows you to post links either.

Leosghost




msg:4570111
 7:29 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yep..the trademark(s) too...their legal people get to hear of your place..you risk major legal and financial pain.."disclaimers" in your footers not withstanding..

[edited by: Leosghost at 7:30 pm (utc) on May 2, 2013]

captainron19




msg:4570112
 7:29 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I get that question a lot ..... the thing is there are so many sites out there pertaining to Disney how would they actually police them all. I am not making tons of money with the site. The adsense revenue is actually just a few cents a day which helps to pay for the server cost. I have had my site up for almost 15 years now and to be honest..... if Disney ever filed a suit to shut it down because of its content they would actually end up with some pretty ticked off people that get our daily disney trivia emailings.

Some sites out there actually charge memberships and fees to be on there sites so those I could see causing a problem but ours is mainly a "fan site"

Leosghost




msg:4570114
 7:34 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

IME, Disney's lawyers don't care..they go for the jugular of whoever they find..and they do have a team dedicated just to looking for "infringements"..

Once one has worked with them..one knows the origin of .."you don't f**k with the mouse"..

And then there is adsense TOS, and policies..no use of copyright material that isn't yours..

Neither cares if you are fan site ..or not..Disney don't even care if you are running ads..that just makes it worse in their eyes ..but they'll come after you if they hear about you..ads or not..

netmeg




msg:4570119
 7:40 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Yes, no link drops here.

Apart from all the considerations above (and they are big ones - the least that will happen to you is that you could lose your AdSense account) there are few ways to influence the ads on your site. Many ads are now targeted to the user, and not the site content. You could try adding more content, but even that is no guarantee.

captainron19




msg:4570120
 7:41 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

OK guys I get it and thank you for your concern .... if they knock on my door and tell me to take the site down or I get a letter telling me to take the site down yes I will abide but there are bigger fish out there to fry than my small site....

so back on to the topic of adsense..... is there any control of the ad content?

I have another site too that deals with surf fishing and the same thing is happening there.

captainron19




msg:4570122
 7:48 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I did not know links could not be put on threads here ... my bad. Sorry to the admins. I did it strictly as an example for people to see what i was talking about and not to promote or endorse my site. I did go to see if I could edit my reply but it doesnt look like I have permission to do so. If there is a mod or admin that can edit my original post to remove the link please feel free.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4570123
 7:49 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I get that question a lot...

Isn't that telling you something?

the thing is there are so many sites out there pertaining to Disney how would they actually police them all.


And?

There are a lot of murderers out there too that haven't been found. Doesn't make it right.

I am surpised Google allowed adsense on a site that clearly breaks the TOS. (Copyrighted images and font) And where is the privacy policy? Another breach of the Adsense TOS.

captainron19




msg:4570124
 7:50 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

disregard last message I found the edit button..... really use to vbulletin format and not this version here.

netmeg




msg:4570150
 9:13 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

I think WebmasterWorld uses custom software.

Basically you have very little control over AdSense; that's the deal you make in exchange for Google supplying the advertisers and making the code easy to place; set it and forget it. As I said, you could try adding more content to see if you get better ads, sometimes it works better than others (one of my sites has several long pages worth of baseball information, for example, and that seems to show tons of baseball related ads, but other pages aren't near as evenly matched)

Lame_Wolf




msg:4570153
 9:21 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

As I said, you could try adding more content to see if you get better ads...
You are kidding, right ?

The site is 100% about a copyrighted product, using copyrighted images. The site shouldn't have Adsense anyway. How can they add more related content without further breaches of the TOS?

If I were that person, I would remove all Adsense immediately. Find another niche that will not break the TOS.

ember




msg:4570156
 9:43 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

If he is caught, I'd think the least of his problems would be losing his adsense account. I can envision copyright infringement lawsuits.

captainron19




msg:4570160
 10:26 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Jesus for the love of God talk about beating a dead horse..... its a trivia website where we have trivia questions about Disney - there are a bazillion trivia sites out there asking all sorts of questions including trivia on Disney. I get it ! Disney s a copyrighted name I didnt need a dozen responses telling me that

All I asked for was a question on using adsense I didnt expect to get a lecture in copyright law.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4570162
 10:37 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

All I asked for was a question on using adsense I didnt expect to get a lecture in copyright law.
You didn't get a lecture, you received good advice. It is clear that you do not want any help. You know what you are doing is wrong. You also have no privacy policy.

Now, do you value your Adsense account. Yes/No?
If yes, then remove it from the site immediately. You will lose it otherwise.
If no, then leave it on there and wait for the letter from Google to say you are banned.

Then there are the Disney lawyers...

Take the advice or leave it. You know the score.

captainron19




msg:4570167
 10:53 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)



You didn't get a lecture, you received good advice. It is clear that you do not want any help


Dont get me wrong I appreciate any advice I was given its just thats all I kept hearing and I really wasnt getting an answer to my initial question that i was looking for info on. Sorry if I jumped but it was getting a little frustrating.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4570169
 11:00 pm on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thank you for clearing that up, captainron19. But you have far more serious problems atm.

Your initial problem cannot be fixed because you are trying to get more adverts onto a site that shouldn't have adsense on it to start with.

If you want to keep the site AND adsense, then change the font, remove all of the copyrighted images. Until then, noone can help you... not even with your initial problem.

netmeg




msg:4570180
 12:22 am on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

CaptainRon19 - understand that many of us in this forum have been scraped, had our images and content stolen, our brands damaged, and been outranked in Google (in some instances) by the people who stole from us, and all kinds of other crap that's been perpetrated on us. So we're a little sensitive to stuff like this. The fact that other people do it, other people get away with it, and have gotten away with it for a long time - that doesn't make it right, to some of us. That's just an excuse. So maybe we're not going to be as sympathetic as you'd like.

I think you got as much of an answer as you're gonna get.

Play_Bach




msg:4570188
 1:06 am on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

Though they rarely post here, AdSense employees follow this board. Maybe they caught your URL while it was up, maybe not. If you get banned it's not because you didn't know the risks.

martinibuster




msg:4570189
 1:15 am on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

To the OP, I hope you understand that the motivation in pointing out the copyright issue comes from concern for your business. I didn't see your site but one thing that was left unsaid that should be said is that if there are indeed copyright issues, all it takes is one anonymous complaint to Google AdSense and you may find yourself banned from the AdSense program forever.

Let's consider the copyright side-topic closed from here on out, please. Thanks. :)

Back on topic:
is there any way I can control the content of the ads to be more "Family Friendly" and preferable center around Disney


No, not really. The content of the ads is controlled by the inventory of advertisers pouring money into the AdSense network. From there Google can display contextual, interest based advertising, or CPM type advertising depending upon what their algorithm decides will be most profitable for the advertiser (Return on Investment {ROI]) as well as most profitable for you. In general, the algorithm controls the click price, which can float up or down depending upon things such as the likelihood of a conversion, a likelihood which in turn is calculated by taking into account statistical analyses of past transactions, context, etc., etc.

As far as Disney specific inventory, you might want to expand your content to include more destination oriented topics (Orlando, FL/Anaheim, CA), which includes flights, hotels, limousines, restaurants, etc. For better monetization it would be in your interest to consider expanding your content beyond Disney- even though the site starts out as a trivia site, there's no reason you can't expand the focus of your site. Amazon started as an online bookstore, after all. The key thing to understand is that limiting the focus of a site limits the inventory of advertising, leading to backfill-type advertising such as fat belly ads.



Good luck, bud!

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