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AdSense on Semi-adult ( SHOW- CAM) sites?

i thot that was not alllowed

   
7:45 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just saw a bunch of adsense ads ( talking of hot deals on webcams ) placed on a web - cam shows site with pictures explicitly mentioning web cam free and paid shows (of the porn type) ...

is it a TOS voilation? Shouldnt it be reported?

8:49 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey,

If it is against TOS let google catch it, unless of course they are paying you to report people?

C.K.

10:28 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> If it is against TOS let google catch it, unless of course they are paying you to report people?

i agree.. i dont stick my nose in other people business. people worry about with other people are doing way too much.

11:12 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I didn't think porn was prohibited by google, but you never said why exactly you were on this site
11:32 pm on Aug 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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" Hey,

If it is against TOS let google catch it, unless of course they are paying you to report people?

C.K. "

Actually they are mr. ostritch.

There are rules to Adsense for a reason. Breaking those rules cost publishers and advertisers money. So yes, we are being paid for reporting them.

Go back to your sand hole.

12:12 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Actually they are mr. ostritch.

There are rules to Adsense for a reason. Breaking those rules cost publishers and advertisers money. So yes, we are being paid for reporting them.

Do you want a cookie?

You sound like a newb, but I will give you a chance explain how ads showing on an #*$! related site cost publishers money and even advertisers money.

1.) Publishers dont pay google money - They get paid.
2.) Only advertisers that are in that industry should show up on those sites, which is exactly what they are paying for.

C.K.

12:22 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't go hunting AdSense violators down but when I stumble across one I spend a second and click the "snitch" button and let Google know about it.

Those of you that don't are either:

a) Letting someone cheating the system and take money that could be in YOUR pocket or,

b) You're doing the same thing and don't want people to look to closely at your backyard.

The choice is simple, you can either be a part of the problem or part of the solution and turning a blind eye, online or offline, makes you a part of the problem.

FYI, AdSense is supposed to be "family friendly" out of the mouths of Google themselves so letting this go on isn't helping the network - report them.

12:46 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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PLEASE actually READ Google AdSense ToS just like you verify you do when you sign up for the Program - failure to do so is in itself a breach of contract with Google.

UPON reading AdSense terms of service found on this URL: [google.com...]

One eventual comes upon "Site Content" area of ToS
Site may not include:

Excessive profanity
Violence, racial intolerance, or advocate against any individual, group, or organization
Hacking/cracking content
Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
Pornography, adult, or mature content
Gambling or casino-related content
Excessive advertising
Any other content that promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
Pop-ups, pop-unders or exit windows that interfere with site navigation, obscure Google ads, change user preferences, or are for downloads. Other types of pop-ups, pop-unders, or exit windows may be allowed, provided that they do not exceed a combined total of 5 per user session
Excessive, repetitive, or irrelevant keywords in the content or code of web pages
Deceptive or manipulative content or construction to improve your site's search engine ranking, e.g., your site's PageRank
Incentives (monetary or point-based) to users or third-party beneficiaries for online activity including, but not limited to, clicking on ads or links, performing searches, surfing websites, reading emails, or completing surveys
Sales or promotion of certain weapons, such as firearms, ammunition, balisongs, butterfly knives, and brass knuckles
Sales or promotion of beer or hard alcohol
Sales or promotion of tobacco or tobacco-related products
Sales or promotion of prescription drugs
Sales or promotion of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods

CLEARLY listed amongst the types of content NOT PERMITTED to display Google Adsense ads is "Pornography, adult, or mature content"

Google can't be much clearer about this... yet we have this thread asking "AdSense on Semi-adult ( SHOW- CAM) sites?"

Yes it is against Google's ToS.

Should you report it? If you wish to maintain the integrity of the program which is apparently helping to generate revenue for you and many others, I suggest reporting them. I'm not saying that you need to take up a crusade to rid AdSense of all policy violators, just suggesting to report the ones that you do notice during your normal web surfing.

For those who squawk about not reporting such infractions & turning a blind eye to such policy infractions, I must wonder about your motives. Could it be you are using AdSense in compromising ways your self, and fear that your site may be reported?

If so, I recommend bringing your content up to AdSense content standards - rules stated above for those who seem unable to find them, even though they indicated that they read & agreed to abide by the ToS in order to participate with AdSense program.

1:47 am on Aug 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey,

If google wants people to help them out, then they better be prepared to help out their publishers too. I can't count the number of times I see people getting no help from service and multiple canned responses - This isn't the way to do things, and doesn't sound like a "family" at all.

C.K.

 

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