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Google Referrals 2.0 TOS?

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11:41 pm on Jun 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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is it ok... :

1.) to use reeferal links inside blog posts as part of the article
2.) can we write reviews of products and link them?
3.) can we take links and create our own banners for the product?
4.) can we click on these links inside adsense account to preview them?

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and some advices in adsense account...

1.) make refferals faster (takes hours to load them in adsense account)
2.) state the lead/sale and $$$ near the offer for faster searching
3.) can we implement them in normal adsense ads
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any more questions/answers?

11:43 pm on June 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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x.) are the offers international or targeted? how can we disable for example offer that pays out for USA person to rent some movie.. this one will show to African user as well, and he won't be able to rent/purchase

etc...

9:07 am on June 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>x.)

As a publisher you don't, advertisers can.

Plus the hottest property deals are by UK citizens buying in France or Spain, Japanese or Middle Eastern people buying US properties, US citizens buying in Panama..

9:03 pm on July 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Answers from our product managers:

1.) to use referral links inside blog posts as part of the article

Yes, we encourage publishers to integrate the ads into the main content of their sites.

2.) can we write reviews of products and link them?

Yes, just as with referrals 1.0, we encourage you to endorse the products you are referring.

3.) can we take links and create our own banners for the product?

No, publishers aren't permitted to alter the AdSense referral code in any way.

4.) can we click on these links inside adsense account to preview them?

Yes, inside your AdSense account you can click on the link to the advertiser landing page. However, once the code is live on your site, you can't click on your own ads.

Hope that helps,
-ASA

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once the code is live on your site, you can't click on your own ads

Ehm, I think you are wrong there ASA
AFAIK referrals are PPA and like referrals 1.0 we are allowed to click on our own PPA ads on our live pages, please let us know if there has been another change in the TOS.

(Unless you are talking about PPC AdSense ads..)

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1.) to use referral links inside blog posts as part of the article

Yes, we encourage publishers to integrate the ads into the main content of their sites.

As someone else suggested, it would be nice to be able to generate a list of all the ads that have text links available.

can we write reviews of products and link them?

Yes, just as with referrals 1.0, we encourage you to endorse the products you are referring

Are there any examples available of acceptable endorsement approaches as opposed to non-acceptable approaches?

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acceptable endorsement: If you are feeling widgity, then we think widgets are made for you, they come in all colors ..

non acceptable approach: Please support our site click the ads and signup for their newsletter.

12:30 am on July 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Publishers aren't allowed to click on their own live PPA ads, including both referrals 1.0 and 2.0, for any reason.

Unlike PPC ads, you are allowed to actively promote your referrals, but like PPC ads, clicking your own PPA ads or creating your own conversions is prohibited.

-ASA

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x.) are the offers international or targeted? how can we disable for example offer that pays out for USA person to rent some movie.. this one will show to African user as well, and he won't be able to rent/purchase
>x.)

As a publisher you don't, advertisers can.

If your AdSense setup is targeted at a country, such as the UK for example, Referrals 2.0 can also be targeted to that specific area, and you will receive ads related to that area.

edited for spelling errors!

[edited by: Eazygoin at 1:21 pm (utc) on July 3, 2007]

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This is what the Referrals page says in my case:
Showing referrals available in: United Kingdom,

and you can change this!
5:09 am on July 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Publishers aren't allowed to click on their own live PPA ads, including both referrals 1.0 and 2.0, for any reason.

If there isn't a cost associated with the actual click, why would it matter? I understand about not doing anything that would actually qualify as an action, but what would the harm be in a click?

Thanks.

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If there isn't a cost associated with the actual click, why would it matter? I understand about not doing anything that would actually qualify as an action, but what would the harm be in a click?

Maybe because it would distort the stats?

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Kind of like you're not supposed to generate extra impressions of your PPC Adsense. Since they're tracking ad performance on your site and the ratio of clicks to actions is a performance statistic, clicking your PPA ads would make the ad look like a worse performer on your site.