Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168
Listners have nothing much to do while listning to music with the meida player open. The google ads perform 'extremly!' well in this situation.
OK, now is that against the TOS? It's just a different sorta browser (Media Player).
Rodney, I am scared to ask and shoot my self in the foot. That's why i am here asking you adsense gurus.
That might be answering your question right there. If you're scared to ask, then there's a good chance you're doing something against the rules.
If that's the case, then "not asking" isn't going to help your case any. You might fly under the radar for a while, but if your website ever has to pass a "sniff test", it's likely that you'll run into problems. It's only a matter of time.
Even if all us "adsense gurus" said, "sure, it's no problem", that won't help you much if you still get banned because of it. You're the only one here with something to lose (and gain), so it's best to be up front with your advertising partner and ask them directly.
At least by asking, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that you aren't doing anything shady (if they approve it). If they say it's not allowed, then you won't have to worry about trying to fly under the radar.
Of course, having the urls in the media stream, is kind of like sending out spam email, or embedding the url in client side applications, so that may be a problem. But you could always show a doorway type page which links through to the content with the ads. If you have any links at all on the content page, its easy to eventually land on a page with ads, even if its not your own.
But I would watch for this TOS statement however:
"In order to avoid associations with copyright claims, website publishers may not display Google ads on web pages with MP3, Video, News Groups, and Image Results."
joined:May 5, 2005
adsense support will approve the use of their ads in certain rich media situations... for instance, if you were to put up your own original mp3's, vids, flash animations, etc., in a page with an embedded player, it's not a problem.
what they will typically not approve is putting adsense up with copyrighted material belonging to other people... but even that situation has been o.k.'ed on some major websites.