Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Rushdie, Jun 26, 2011.
look at the menu and at the ads
Hopefuly not bcoz thats what Im doing
I don't know but it seems like a great placement. CTR should be flying..
Yes, absolutely. It's against their TOS to mislead like that.
You can get banned for doing something like that as it's against their TOS, in reality this very rarely happens and will only happen if there are multiple complaints about it or your doing other shifty stuff.
I disagree. Seems like really good blending to me. Its getting close to violating their ToS but I think where it is at right now is OK.
Check this out...
2. Ads should be easily distinguishable from surrounding content.
like they are in Google search page?
Guess a lot has changed since I read the AdSense ToS all those years ago. It used to just say about not placing them by/under pictures to make it look like a link for the picture and not iframing/cropping them to remove the "ads by Google" thing.
The ads in the menu bars are fine. They are distinguishable because of the "Ads by Google". There is nothing misleading and nothing hiding the ads or the "Ads by Google" title. I bet he/she gets a killer ctr for the main ad at the top beside the image/logo.
I think its a great idea actually... If I wasn't paying attention, I would probably click on it...
It may or may not be against their TOS, but as far as I know, since the title still says Ads for Google vs. his categories headers, he probably has had reviews, but passed them...
my opinion..nice ads position..
I wonder..that is not a wordpress site..isn't it?
just curious about the theme any guesses which CMS? and what theme?
No that is legal, many people do it around the internet already
In my opinion it doesnt violate any of google tos, everyone is doing this, i saw templates in wordpress that look much worst then this.
This doesn't directly violate google tos but it is quite misleading.
If google disagrees with it, he would probably be given a warning and made to change the placement.
That guy has a great placement and i don't think it violates any rules. If fact i think it's a perfect example of a site "on the edge".
I mean my first websites are a lot worse and i had no problems ( i went though a review and i was told only to remove the links that were on top of the footer links ( they were identical in every aspect except the "ads by google" part).
But hey. i'm still a noob here. Just my 2c.
I think it tiptoes the line. However I make a lot of my money off adsense and can't afford to take chances, so I general will use horizontal lines or small text that says "sponsored links below". Probably cost me a few clicks but I want to be safe.
looks fine to me.
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