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Using AdWords to Promote Non-AdSense Pages on a Site with Adsense.

     
9:47 pm on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0)

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So I have a site that has been successfully running AdSense for years now.

I have a few pages on the site which I feel would be better off promoting the product disscussed in those particular pages via a Commission Junction affiliate ad for the service.

My other pages have AdSense running on them.

I'd like to promote the CJ pages with AdWords. Pointing directly at the CJ pages on my site. The pages would have NO AdSense running on them, but other pages on the site would.

As long as my landing page score is high, do you see Google having any issues with this?

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4:12 am on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They (Adwords) had an issue with us when we did it. It took them a few years to catch on, but when they did, they slowed our ads and sent an email. Once we took Adsense off the site - it wasn't even on the landing page - and wrote back saying we'd removed the code, the ads resumed. I do still see sites, though, that use Adwords and have Adsense on the landing pages.
5:16 am on Dec 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It is a totally subjective decision which the Google adWords QS team may or may not take in your favor. If you can risk your a/c, do try it. In the past, I have received a warning from adWords for putting an ad block on my site. However now, they seem to be OK with one adlink. I suspect it has to do with the 'spammy' look and feel, however, if they suspect arbitrage, you can kiss your a/c goodbye.

I do realize that above is an incoherent answer whch does not clarify anything. But that is how the adWords Quality team works.

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Yea, all seems kind of "iffy". I think I will just add the CJ affiliate links for the products reviewed and remove AdSense from those pages, but WILL NOT use AdWords to push the pages.

I am just trying to diversify away from AdSense and wanted to try out AdWords.
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I've used AdWords to promote pages with AdSense on them, and had no problem.

It's all in the delivery. Your page has to look like a page with sufficient, unique, non-spammy content that just happens to have AdSense (or an affiliate link) on it, rather than a page that has AdSense (or an affiliate link) and just happens to have a tiny bit of content.
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Hi netmeg,

These pages have a lot of original content I wrote on a specific service.

The few pages on the site don't have Adsense anymore, only affiliate links for the service discussed. The rest of the pages on the site have adsense.

Maybe I'll give it a go for a few hundred bucks and see how tings work out.

Thanks.
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I am just writing a book, also E-book version.

As soon as finished, I will use AdWords for selling the book.

Has any of the publishers here experience with this?
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I do still see sites, though, that use Adwords and have Adsense on the landing pages.


I've used AdWords to promote pages with AdSense on them, and had no problem.

In the past G have had at least one campaign to recruit Adsense publishers into Adwords. My experience of using the voucher and the "please come back" voucher they sent me a couple of years later was that they keep moving the goalposts. Pages that were OK the first time around failed the quality guidelines the second.