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Can I place Google Adsense ads on a phpBB forum that I might host on my site? Are there technical problems or limitations?
You should however bear in mind that the Mediapartners bot has to be able to read the page to be able to serve ads in context, so it won't work on private forums where you are required to log in. Also, don't forget that regular forum users are less likely to click on ads than for a normal site, so your earnings might not be as high as you might expect.
You can put adsense ad code in these template files:
That is the only real limitation.
Of course you must allow G to spider the site so if your forum disallows anyone from *READING* the posts without logging in your going to get problems.
With some smart placement you can get a reasonable CTR.
Where would you suggest placement for better CTR?
- after the 1st post in a thread. You will have to do a code hack to get that to work properly. (warning: may annoy your users.. use with caution)
- after the last post in a thread, but before the "post reply" button
Im running my adsense on the right hand side of the page, i havent experimented with other locations.
End of forums listing. You could also try on the right hand side, (or the left hand side for higher CTR).
I just wanted to point out that you can have AdSense on your search result pages
compared to a static products or informational site with adsense on it
1.Placing it in the overall_header/footer.tpl
--If you have placed the ad in the overall_footer it may seem to be no okai..but donot expect G to notify you that "Sir..u are violating the TOS..Please chage it".U may get a thunderbolt on ur head when the disapprove you.For those of u who slithered away...U ARE LUCKY!
2.Bad Content on Ads
--You might just not get the right ads you want on your pages.It might possibly give you some ads on "Moderators....Posts " and those stuff...cos the real content of ur site is allmost hard to trace out for G(Not any intentional disgrace to G! Pls)
3.Overlapping of Ads
-- If for some weird reason u thought that the ads arent rightly placed and u put them on your index.php as per the TOS on the top part.Damn ure making a mistake...cos then there appears your overall header.tpl and ur index.php with the ads...A clean disapproval would be the result.
Im an unfortunate fella who was trying all these in my forum(unknkowingly put ads on overall footer and index-2 making it 3 ads)...(also i prompted my members to click ads).and simply got disapproved without any notice from G.
Cheers to all ma bros..!