joined:June 15, 2016
I have received the following two warnings from Google:
"Our program policies do not permit any alteration to AdSense code which artificially inflates ad performance or harms advertiser conversions. Your publisher account offers a number of options when generating the ad code, which we hope will allow you to create an ad layout that fits in with your site. It is also not allowed to place ads on mobile optimized sites so that they cover any part of the site content or implementing parts of a webpage to cover any portion of the ads. Please be aware that if you have a responsive website design that ads may shift into non compliant positions as the format of the screen changes."
"Publishers may not implement Google ads in a manner that makes them more prominent than the content of the page itself. On mobile devices this includes placing two or more Google ads on the viewscreen at the same time. Please be aware that if you have responsive website design that ads may shift into non compliant positions as the format of the screen changes."
The e-mail also gives advises on how to resolve them:
"If you received a notification in regard to page content, we request that you immediately remove Google ads from the violating pages. If you are unable to, or unsure of how to remove the ads from these pages, or would like to continue monetizing the page with Google ads, please modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies."
"If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation."
I'd appreciate if anyone could comment on what these warnings are possibly pointing to. Here are some of my own observations:
- All AdSense codes are within the content section of the article. Other ads are not from Google.
- I do not modify any Adsense codes.
- I can't see how either the content could overlap the ads or vice versa even when the window size is changed.
I have a feeling that both warnings are generated from the mobile views, especially for the second warning which talks about not having two ads shown at the same time within the same viewscreen. Or perhaps two 300x250 ads side by side within the content is considered too prominent.
Here's the URL in question, but I'm sure this is happening in other pages as well. [URL Removed - Site Reviews are not allowed.]
Your feedback is much appreciated!
[edited by: martinibuster at 12:32 pm (utc) on Jun 15, 2016]
[edit reason] Removed URL. [/edit]