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I think this is automated mail message.
The adsense banners are not obstructive on my site, i dont ecourage people to click on the banneres in any way, or worse force them to click :(
I even have a small Clickthrough rate (~1%)..
I try hard to be compliant to the program's policy.
I really dont know what to change!
I have ~ 100 000 unique visitors/day ...
What to do? What to do?
[edited by: Jenstar at 8:15 am (utc) on Mar. 27, 2004]
[edit reason] Sorry, no email quotes please, as per TOS [/edit]
If so ... you'll clearly be able to see what to do to correct it. And if not, ask Google what the heck they're talking about :)
For a user with a 640-pixel wide VGA screen and enlarged fonts, allowing for borders, graphics etc, it was indeed possible for there to be very little screen space left alongside the ad (it didn't actually cover content, just made the column very thin). I switched it back, no more complaints.
It's OK, but I really hate people that are still using 800*600.
My site is designed for 1024 px resolution.
To much content to fit in a 800*600 px page...
20% of my users are using 800*600 smaller resolutions.
My ads are positioned on the top of the site...
Banners are in separated areas, not over the content or inside the content.
Stupid visitors :@
I cannot make my site compliat for resolutins like 640, 800 or PocketPC.
This is crazy.
I tryed in 800*600 and the ads are not obstructive in a significant way for the content.
As i said the banners are not included in the text!
In any situation, for any of us, even if we try hard, we cannot please 100% of our visitors.
If I please 80% of them, i think it's ok.
My users are using IE ~ 88%
I cannot try 640 resolution; my monitor cannot work that low... :D
P.S. Some people do surf at 640x480, and lots of other people don't keep their browser windows open fullscreen.
Anyway after looking at the URL you mailed to me, I don't see what the complaint could be about. The pages seem to render fine in Nescape and MSIE. No matter how small the window got, the ads didn't block anything or behave unusually for me.
For that matter, on those pages AdSense is in a DIV styled by CSS. I wonder if an incompatibility with some browser version is causing the wraparound to not work, and for the text to flow underneath instead.
Because opening one single browser window to the full width of my 21" monitor would be an insane waste of screen real estate. Consequently, I have two windows in portrait format next to each other, which means that both are less than 600 pixels wide. If your site forces me to scroll horizontally because of that, then I'll go shop with the competition.
Do you use any CSS? I was having problems with my side column overlapping the text. It meant the ads were in the way of some of the article. I fixed it somehow, but I can't remember what I did.
I know, big help. But at least you might look at that possibility.
Of course now that I have it fixed they have to scroll sidedways to see all the page. You can't make it work for everyone it seems.
My issue is that on many of my sites, with the skyscraper on the right-hand side, if you window your browser and shrink the horizontal size down to the point where IE adds a horizontal scroll-bar, some weird bug causes the Adsense ads to start overlaying part of the content while the rest is accessible via a bottom scroll bar. The layout I have is a "flowing" one that works fine until you shrink it pretty small. I don't know what prompts IE to stop flowing and add the horizontal scroll. I've tested with removing any size indication at all within the content (no images, no forms, no pixel specifications, nothing)and it simply refuses to flow beyond a certain minimum width.
I haven't been able to figure out how to change things so that the overlap doesn't happen and can't image that there are that many windows/ie users that surf with such narrow windows (site flows fine on PDAs/Cell Phones, whatever).
Right now, with such a small number of affected users, I've just decided to stop worrying about it, because I'm pretty sure at this point that it's an IE DIV/CSS bug when you try to combine floated page elements with fixed page elements.
Try it on your own pages with adsense and see if it does the same thing at ridiculously small horizonal resolutions.
I know I tried all sorts of things and something did it as I get no overlap anymore no matter how narrow I make the browser screen.