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[webmasterworld.com] by martinibuster - 8:15 am on Jun 13, 2017 (utc -5)
I wouldn't play that game.
I believe some context is needed.
Health forum. The page that received the policy violation notice discusses condoms - as in, are there extra large and where to buy.
The policy that was violated:
Adult: Sexual Merchandise
Google ads may not be placed on adult or mature content. This includes fetish content as well as sites that promote, sell or discuss sexual aids. Examples include, but are not limited to:
sexual fixations or practices that may be considered unconventional
sexual aids or enhancement tools such as vibrators, dildos, lubes, sex games, inflatable toys
penis and breast enlargement tools
For more information about keeping your content family-safe, please review our program guidelines and these tips from the policy team.
Additionally, you can watch our short animated video & policy refreshers on this topic.
Ok, I understand and respect everything here, I don't want to question it.
But, my problem is: it's a health forum. Sex is a health topic.
There are, literally, THOUSANDS of posts with the word "condom" in it.
Do you see where I'm going?
If the page doesn't serve ads, and that's its only consequence, everything is fine with me.
But, if I have to signal every page that mentions "condom" I'm in for a long quest... or, I might weight the pros and the cons and consider removing AdSense altogether.
And please note that, although condom is mentioned thousands of times, it isn't a major topic, it represents maybe less than 1% of the total.
I believe that until now, AdSense kind of looked in the other way but, with this new tool, they can be more precise, hence more proactive.
So, here we are...