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Google Adsense Policy For Sites With Adult Based Content?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by AgentZero, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. AgentZero

    AgentZero Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Bit confused over Google Adsense adult content policy and just want some clarity.

    I have a site in the men's lifestyle niche, which contains a mixture of different content.

    Very similar to askmen.com

    The site has content on topics like how to perform better in bed, how to get laid (adult) but other content like how to wear a suite, top places to take your girlfriend, how to become productive, etc.

    In the Adsense content policies it saids:

    If you?re unsure about whether or not something might be considered adult content, our general rule of thumb is this: if you wouldn?t want a child to see the content or you would be embarrassed to view the page at work in front of colleagues, then you should not place ad code on it.

    I believe some of my content violates this rule of thumb but other content doesn't.

    BUT on this Google Adsense page: http://adsense.blogspot.ca/2015/04/demystifying-adsense-policies-part1.html

    It basically saids the policy is at page level rather then website level. So if your website has some adult based content, don't place it on those pages and it should be fine.

    According to this post from the policy team: For today, let?s start by reviewing AdSense program policies at a high level:
    Your content is important. We will never suggest censoring your content to meet our policies. However, we have obligations to our advertisers. If you want to post or maintain content that is not compliant with the AdSense policies, simply remove the AdSense ad code from that page. We?re here to help you maintain and grow your online business.


    Does this mean that i can only put Adsense on pages which don't violate this rule (e.g. how to become more productive, best places to buy a suit).

    Or because i have some adult oriented content on the site (nothing pornographic) i cannot use the Adsense program at all on non-adult pages?

    Cheers,
    AZ
     
  2. dp40oz

    dp40oz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Personally I wouldn't risk it. Adsense can be a huge pain with closing accounts. No trial, no jury, just boom your account is closed. I had one account get temporarily shut down because on a renters insurance site my content had, from what I gathered were stop words that seemed sketchy to them. Took weeks to get them to un-ban it and the only reason I got it back was because they were completely wrong. If I had anything even remotely sketchy on the site they probably would have just closed it for good.
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I felt like the quotes you posted already answered your question. That is, don't place the Adsense code on any pages that you feel would be considered "questionable".
     
  4. moose942

    moose942 Power Member

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    If it's at all questionable, don't risk it. Adsense doesn't play games and could hit you at any moment, I've worked closely with account managers at times and they really make it clear they don't mess around!
     
  5. Sombrero

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    Unless you are a premium user with privileges,isn't worth it.
     
  6. ZionIce

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    they don't accept adult content I think
     
  7. back2basics

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    This, also i would say yeah its fine, but my account also falls under this category. I basically used a plugin to only show adsense on certain categories, for the more edgier stuff I show more native ads instead. I've never had an issue. As long as you don't make the mistake of showing that content via related thumbs or what not it shouldn't be an issue, but again they could just be overlooking it. Though in comparison to actually having adsense on stuff like that I've gotten dozens of infractions for it where most people would definitely be banned by now.