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Does this violate TOS

Competitive ads

9:49 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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New guy here.
My website is an html tutorial site. I have Bravenet affiliate code placed on every pg in text format.

My site is: <snip>
(temp, really ugly, gonna change it)

These could be taken as "targeted" because they deal with websites and web tools.

If I wanted to add Google adsense on my site would they reject the site because of what I read from a site:

"sites that want to display AdSense ads may not include "other content-targeted and/or text-based ads on the pages displaying AdWords ads.""

That site also mentioned:

"If you have affiliate links on your site, you ARE allowed to add AdSense ads. However, with your affiliate links, you must not mimic the look and feel of the Google ads."

So I know that doesn't speak for Google but what would those ads seem to violate the TOS?

Thanks a lot guys.

[edited by: Jenstar at 10:01 pm (utc) on June 8, 2005]
[edit reason] No URLs / site reviews, as per TOS, thanks! [/edit]

10:00 pm on June 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't think what you described would violate Google's TOS, but you could always email Google to find out the definitive answer.

You may also want to remove the link to your site in your post above; WebmasterWorld does not allow links to be posted (even for examples and such)

10:05 pm on June 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Cool site Skinny. I'll be checking back often.

You are bound to make much more from adsense than any other targeted ad program, so personally, i wouldn't risk it.

Also, i'd move the site to a real domain if you are serious about it. Just my 2 cents. :)

[edited by: Woz at 6:31 am (utc) on June 9, 2005]
[edit reason] Language, See TOS#4 [/edit]

10:34 pm on June 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes that's what i will be doing. Thanks
New design also that's better than that one coming..

Didn't know about the disallowing of links . . . got it now.

Thanks guys


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