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Color Codes

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7:35 am on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For blending purposes
can we change color codes of Url or text of our own suitability?
7:59 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I keep hear about "blending in" to the background.

Are we talking about just the background as white on a white page with the text black or everything white per se?

I have ads where the background is the same as the background of the page. All of the text is cleary visible though in a different color. Just want to make sure I am not setting myself up for failure..

8:47 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The fact of the matter is - if you tried to specify a background color that blended too well with the text, it would show as a different color.

They have safeguards built in so that people can't edit the color of the background/text to be deceptive... unless they are using css to change the colors, which is a totally different issue, and IS against the TOS.

10:12 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't consider editing the hex codes qualifies as altering the Javascript provided by Adsense.

Although you might not consider it altering the javascript, I'm not so sure that Google would feel the same way. The hex codes are part of the javascript code they provide.

Since I've talked with Google on several occasions about the code on my site, I really don't think they do either.

Have you specifically asked them about you manually altering the javascript code in an editor to include your own text codes?

Just because they see the code, doesn't mean they have approved the altering of the javascript.

They may not notice the hand altering of the javacript until someone messes it up and it causes the ads to display incorrectly in which case it *could* cause a site to be manually reviewed or throw up some flag at Google.

I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm sure many people do it.

10:30 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Damnit!

The Google tool allows you to edit the color code.

This leads me to believe that it is OKAY to edit the color code - IN OR OUT OF THE ADSENSE TOOL, IT DOES NOT MAKE ONE BIT OF DIFFERENCE.

If you mis-type as a result of not using the tool - your mistake, you might get called on it. If you can type 6 characters properly - it shouldn't be a problem.

10:39 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This leads me to believe that it is OKAY to edit the color code - IN OR OUT OF THE ADSENSE TOOL, IT DOES NOT MAKE ONE BIT OF DIFFERENCE.

I'm not sure why a tool that allows you to edit code and generate approved javascript would lead you to believe that it's ok to edit the javascript directly (which is spelled out as forbidden in the TOS).

They seem to be two different things (although they can have the same result).

I'd love to hear an "official" word from Adsense Advisor about this one.

10:52 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would like to hear an official word as well.

I don't consider it "editing the javascript" unless you are editing the actualy source code provided. Editing 6 digits in a text box is not editing JavaScript. It is the same thing in the end, but one is editing the javascript, and the other is editing a text box.

11:58 pm on Oct 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I don't consider it "editing the javascript" unless you are editing the actualy source code provided.

I agree. And I think this is where some of the confusion comes in.

Some people feel that editing the source code provided (after it has been copied from the Adsense control panel and is in a text editor) is OK because it does the same thing as putting it in the text box.

Editing 6 digits in a text box is not editing JavaScript.

I agree. I hope that AdsenseAdvisor can lend some clarification on whether editing the hex codes *after* they are on your site is also against the TOS (which I'm assuming it is).

It is the same thing in the end, but one is editing the javascript, and the other is editing a text box.

Exactly, and I think editing the javascript is where the TOS problems can occur.

Not sure if it would get you booted or maybe just a warning (if you happen to make a mistake and mess up the javascript), but it would be nice to find out for sure.

11:52 am on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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<edit>Already covered</edit>
1:06 pm on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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When considering the TOS surely you have to apply common sense?

Scenario : I want to change my text color from 000000 to 000033.

Option 1.

Log into adsense, locate my template, make the color change, regenerate the code, copy it to my html.

Option 2.

Change 2 digits in my html.

Surely people with even basic knowledge of html are not choosing option 1.

7:58 pm on Oct 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I would say if you are entering codes that are not going to hide anything- that is to say the finished product of your edit would not visually break the TOS either literally or in spirit- you'd be fine. BUT DO consider it a don't ask/don't tell scenario.
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