joined:Nov 24, 2018
Anyway, I was just re-reading the program policies, and the only mentions of iFrames I can find, are here
Some examples of unacceptable modifications include:
Adding irrelevant keywords (hidden or visible) to alter the targeting of the ads.
Using IFRAMEs with keywords to alter the content or language of the ads.
Techniques to avoid
Here are some techniques you’ll want to avoid:
Manipulating the ad targeting using hidden keywords, IFRAMEs, or any other method
Now, neither of these two mentions of iFrames seems like a strict prohibition to me anymore. The way these guidelines are written, it seems to me that iFrames can't be used in an attempt to manipulate the ad targeting.
But... what if the page on which the ad is actually placed, has the same content as the page that contains the iframe window through which it will ultimately be shown?
In other words, it does seem to be possible to use an iFrame without trying to manipulate ad behavior.
I'm sure this will seem like "playing with fire," to many of you, and as I've researched this more, I see lots of older commentary on this issue from multiple sources that are absolutely certain displaying ads in iFrames isn't permitted, period.
However, it does seem that the only current mention of iFrames in the policies leaves some leeway for using them. In the past, the policies read something like "You can't use iFrames unless you get permission from us first." Yet, I don't even see that language anymore.
Is anyone here displaying ads in iFrames or can anyone see anywhere in the policies that strictly forbids iFrames these days?