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A dedicated AdSense page before entry is accepted?

     

richelectron

3:59 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Hey everyone

I run a website that uses AdSense ads to help generate funds to run a free airtime draw every day - People come along and submit their numbers, the winners are selected daily and they receive their airtime pins by SMS.

Airtime is fairly expensive though and I'm having a challenging time scaling the site - It is easy to break even, because I just don't give away more airtime than I earn in a day, but I am having a hard time achieving decent growth - I would like to be able to give more airtime away.

I had an idea, though I will admit it is fairly spammy which is why I wanted to float it past a few people before I tried it. I think it could help to increase my AdSense earnings though, so here goes...

At the moment the visitor flow looks like this

home >> select provider >> enter number >> entry accepted

I was thinking, what if I added an extra page to the process that displays a really large AdSense Ad unit with something to the effect of continue to enter the draw. ie.

home >> select provider >> enter number >> AdSense page displayed >> entry accepted

Again I will admit that something inside me feels a little uneasy about it, but I am willing to try it for experiments sake. I have not been able to find anything in the Google AdSense policies that suggests I would be violating them by doing this, but I did just want to check, I would hate to be banned from AdSense. What do you think?

jimbeetle

4:16 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I have not been able to find anything in the Google AdSense policies that suggests I would be violating them by doing this

Content?

netmeg

5:03 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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If you weren't banned, I bet you'd be smart priced. As an advertiser, if I found one of my ads on a page like that, I'd block you from showing them.

ember

5:47 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Pages with adsense on them are supposed to have plenty of content. Doesn't sound like you'd have much on that page.

freitasm

10:43 pm on Aug 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

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You can't use AdSense on pages such as "Thank you" and "Continue" according to ToS.

richelectron

9:10 am on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Okay, thanks for the feedback guys.

R0meo

11:58 am on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)



forbes.com uses it on welcome screen. 5 words content and ad in the middle of the screen

netmeg

12:28 pm on Aug 8, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Yep and interstitials suck. I don't think that's an AdSense ad, but if it is, they're probably a premium partner and can do things the rest of us can't.

(I never decide how to place ads based on what other people are getting away with. Ever. The minute I even ask myself that question, I lose.)

JCKline

6:27 pm on Aug 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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...something inside me feels a little uneasy about it

This says it all, don't you think?

jbayabas

9:30 pm on Aug 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Just add some texts to it (ie: instructions how the contest work; rules that you must be 18 to enter; or whatever) then place the Enter button below the texts. I don't see anything wrong with it.
 

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