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Google will now allow 300×250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages

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  1. AryabhattZero

    AryabhattZero Power Member

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    Link — https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/02/g...bile-webpages-says-they-can-be-user-friendly/

    Now that's cool...
     
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  3. AryabhattZero

    AryabhattZero Power Member

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    Have got mine banned too.
    But since the article is a day old maybe the change is new? Will try it again
     
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    Nice, I earn quite a bit from the large block adverts with Mobile users especially on News / Viral sites.

    I looked for a Google press release or updated terms but couldn't find anything. I don't want to make any changes to my sites until I've heard this from the horses mouth.

    Anyone have a link to something Google have actually written about the change?
     
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    https://adsense.googleblog.com/2017/05/may2017-policy-update.html

    More advertising options for the mobile web

    Tuesday, May 02, 2017

    At Google, our policy teams are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for everyone in the mobile digital advertising ecosystem - users, advertisers and publishers. Part of this involves listening to our mobile publishers concerns. One such concern that we are addressing in this policy update involves the limitations we’ve previously placed on 300x250 sized ad units.

    We recognize the frustration around limitations we’ve placed on this sized unit on mobile webpages, and starting May 2, 2017 we will no longer disallow this ad unit from being placed above the fold on mobile web pages. After careful review, we've determined that when 300x250 ads are implemented above the fold in a user-friendly way, the ads do not annoy, distract, or result in ad performance issues.

    With the removal of this restriction, you still must be vigilant to ensure that their mobile site layouts do not cause ads to push the page content below the fold in such a way that may lead to accidental clicks. To ensure a good user experience, we still recommend the site content should be clear and accessible above the fold. See our optimization guide for the mobile Web for tips on where to place your ads.

    As well as having a mobile-friendly site, it's important to provide a good user experience for your mobile audience. By focussing on your mobile site's design, content, and ad placements you could help to increase user engagement. In turn, this could lead to an increase in your mobile ad revenue in the long-term. For guidance on ad implementation best practices, please review our help center.

    We hope you find this to be a positive update. Keep providing us with feedback!

    Posted by John Brown, Head of Publisher Policy Communications
     
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    Time for another Adsense account , me thinks.
     
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    I am in a dilemma too..
     
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    Did they ban whole account or just the domain? Did they give any warning?
     
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    I think because the facebook now is the big treat for their company espicially the AUdience network
     
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    Is there any area of IM that you aren't involved in and haven't optimized to the moon and back?
     
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    I've been using adsense for years under a variety of LLCs and have had at least 8 accounts shut down for various reasons from spamming popular classifieds sites (man, was that profitable and effortless) to setting up surveys based on soon to be voted on controversial bills and spamming those sites in forums where people congregate that would be affected negatively by the bill (not as profitable but more fun + you can build a list) to misusing it on employment sites and getting a lot less revenue for my traffic than CPA offers.
     
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    Why am I not surprised... Lol

    Keep up the good work :)
     
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