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As a result, we have disabled ad serving to the site.

I violated the TOS

     
9:49 am on Aug 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

Google has disabled the serving of ads to my one and only website, because I broke the TOS. I have read through the TOS, but am still not sure how I violated the TOS. What I *think* is that a link unit looked to much like my normal site navigation, although it was clearly marked with a 'sponsored links' notice. The other ads on my site are just ad blocks within the page text. I don't copy text, write everything myself, etc. Oh well, I am not here to defend myself, but rather to ask you what I should do. I have removed the ads that may violate the TOS and asked Google to re-enable the serving of ads, but they wont. Any suggestions? I'd really like to know exactly what I did wrong, but all Google does is refer to their first e-mail which is very unspecific about it.

1:45 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Today I received an email stating that my site is now OK and that they will start serving ads again soon. It must have been a link unit that looked too much like normal navigation... Wow. This is my lucky day....

If that is the case, than I am confused, befuddled, perplexed, bewildered, unclear, disoriented, mystified, disconcerted, and all the other things...

Time and time again I read "blend!" then a couple of weeks later "stop blending so well!", then i see an example of a "well blended" site, then an other one "misguiding users", then a blend, then to much, then blend.

Am I the only one that feels Googles Adsense blending notes are schizophrenic at best?

2:24 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Blending is different than misleading.
2:25 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Am I the only one that feels Googles Adsense blending notes are schizophrenic at best?

Think of "blending" as an area along an unmarked border. The closer you get to the border, the greater your risk of straying across. Stay away from the border, and you won't have to worry about whether you might wander from South Elbonia into North Elbonia by mistake.

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I think there's a thin line Tapo.. The rules are schizo and I am para. LOL. Glad to be back though.
4:01 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've gotten better results by not blending so much, actually.
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