joined:Feb 18, 2003
I have used up my allotted amount of adsense ad and link blocks on my content pages. I recently added a 3rd party network and added one of their leaderboard ads.
Looking at the ad, it is impossible to tell if it is a Google ad or a different network. This 3rd party network assures me I am not violating Google's TOS.
However, reading the guidelines below, they say the other ad networks ads must look different. How do I make the 3rd party network's random leaderboard ads look different then google's random leaderboard ads?
Anyone else using google adsense and a different networks ads on the same page? Am I tugging on superman's cape?
Here are google guidelines:
Google ads on the same page with other ads You're welcome to display Google ads on the same site or page as other third party advertisements provided that the formatting or colors of the third party ads is different enough from that of the Google ads. In other words, if you choose to place non-Google ads on the same site or page as Google ads, it should always be clear to the user that the ads are served by different advertising networks and that the non-Google ads have no association with Google. If the formats are naturally similar, we ask that you choose different color schemes for the competing ads.
Our intent with this policy is to be as fair to our advertisers as possible and to maintain the integrity of the AdWords and AdSense programs. You can learn more about this, and all our policies, on our program policies page.
Please also be aware that competitor ads are considered to be part of your site's content and must follow our policy guidelines.