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Are websites with Google ads "commercial" sites?



9:44 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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All the RSS Feeds that I see offered are free for personal pages or "non-commercial" use. My question is, is a site that uses Google ads to generate revenue a "commercial" site? I know this may vary from provider to provider, I am just wondering what the general consensus is on "commerical" use.


[edited by: RedWine at 9:45 pm (utc) on April 23, 2009]


2:08 am on Apr 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I see in the terms and conditions that personal and "non-commercial" can run google news rss feeds on their sites. I not sure exactly what defines a "commercial" site. I am trying to figure out: If I am not buying or selling a service or product, but I am running Adsense, am I a "commercial" site?

I saw this question posted in googles forums as well... multiple times. At least two were answered by a google employee in about the same way... basically that google doesnt take to the time to review sites individually and a cut and paste from the terms agreement... pretty much leaving it up to you to decide what is a "commercial" site.

So what say you? Anyone running google news rss feeds (or any other major provider) and adsense on your websites? Anyone ever had problems, or been asked to stop by any major news rss feed providers?

[edited by: bill at 6:23 am (utc) on April 24, 2009]
[edit reason] tidy up [/edit]


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