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AdSense and images

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by dgusic, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    So, I have been making some money with AdSense lately. Got paranoid when I read that my account can get banned if I use images that I downloaded from Google or anywhere else... Do I have every right be paranoid and should I replace all of my images with the free ones?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CazuaL

    CazuaL Elite Member

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    Adsense can be incredibly picky. Seeing as you don't own the rights to the images you should think about replacing them. If you can find replacements which are free then It would be worth it just to be safe.
     
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    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If images have some copyrights than Yes you have chances to get picky, for example you are posting famous actor images which magazine paid him $1000's to shot and you just Google it and use it without owner permission. Still I say It depend on what type of images you're using.
     
  4. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Thanks for the replies! The thing is I am in travel niche so I usually pick images of some travel locations.

    I never pick images that have watermark over it, I credit someone if I can find the owner of the picture.... So am I doing it right?
     
  5. Josh Miller

    Josh Miller Newbie

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    It's never really been a problem for me, but it's in there terms simply to cover there own backs in my mind.
     
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    I haven't had any issues in the past, but I don't earn a lot with adsense either. I would add a disclaimer saying where you got the image or if you really think it would be a problem, make slight changes to it and then post it.
     
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    infoasian Supreme Member

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    Why not travel and take your own images? It is a lot of fun.
     
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    tonybao Power Member Premium Member

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    You can not get picture from google. You can get picture from flick and then edit size and do water mark or something like this.
     
  9. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Altough traveling is fun, it really is expensive :D And I am spending most of my money on my website.
     
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    Knowing how Google can be from past experience I would say that unless you own the rights to the images you are using I would consider changing them.
     
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    wizard04 Elite Member

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    Depends of what images you are using, but probably you will not get banned.

    Search the image and you will see 1oo of side using it and probably most of them are having adsnese.
     
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    Adsense says you must have content on website to use adsense if they caught you will get ban.
     
  13. dgusic

    dgusic Regular Member

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    Damn it :D You are so helpful guys! The thing I will do is change all the pictures most likely with some copyright free ones. Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I have few galleries with some youtube videos that are not mine. Can I use that or am I risking ban hammer?
     
  14. CyberSEO

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    Funny. Google steals images from everywhere but dosn't allow you to steal the stolen - LOL ))))))))))
     
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    Maybe u should resize or give little change that image...CMIIW
     
  16. spacezeus

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    Yes you should be paranoid. If you're unlucky, you might get banned. Adsense don't really care though sometimes. However it's againts their policy, unless you're premium publisher. Use this http://search.creativecommons.org/ and add the source if you want to be safe.