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April 06, 2008

Review - Google AdSense Program Policies

Review - Google AdSense Program Policies

Ad Placement
  • Up to three ad units may be displayed on each page.
  • A maximum of two Google AdSense for search boxes may be placed on a page.
  • Up to three link units may also be placed on each page.
  • Up to three referral units may be displayed on a page, in addition to the ad units, search boxes, and link units specified above.
  • AdSense for search results pages may show only a single ad link unit in addition to the ads Google serves with the search results. No other ads may be displayed on your search results page.
  • No Google ad or Google search box may be displayed in a pop-up, pop-under, or in an email.
  • Elements on a page must not obscure any portion of the ads.
  • No Google ad may be placed on any non-content-based pages.
  • No Google ad may be placed on pages published specifically for the purpose of showing ads, whether or not the page content is relevant.
3 Ad Units, 2 Search Boxes, 3 Link Units, 3 Referral Units

Invalid Clicks and Impressions
  • Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest.
  • Artificially generates clicks or impressions is strictly prohibited. Eg. repeated manual clicks using robots, impression generating tools, third-party services (PTC, Autosurf, PTS)
Clicking on your own ads for any reason is prohibited.
Failure to comply with this policy may lead to your account being disabled

Encouraging clicks
  • May not encourage users to click the Google ads by using phrases such as "click the ads," "support us," "visit these links," or other similar language
  • May not direct user attention to the ads via arrows or other graphical gimmicks
  • May not place misleading images alongside individual ads
  • May not promote sites displaying ads through unsolicited mass emails or unwanted advertisements on third-party websites
  • May not compensate users for viewing ads or performing searches, or promise compensation to a third party for such behavior
  • May not place misleading labels above Google ad units - for instance, ads may be labeled "Sponsored Links" but not "Favorite Sites"
The Click Have To Came For The Visitor Own Will

Site Content

Sites displaying Google ads may not include:

  • Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization, p,ornography, adult, or mature content, hacking/cracking content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Excessive profanity, gambling or casino-related content
  • Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking on ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites, or reading emails
  • Excessive, repetitive, or irrelevant keywords in the content or code of web pages
  • Deceptive or manipulative content or construction to improve your site's search engine ranking, e.g., your site's PageRank
  • Sales or promotion of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, fighting knives, stun guns), beer or hard alcohol, tobacco or tobacco-related products, prescription drugs, replicas or imitations of designer goods, papers or student essays
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others
  • May not display Google ads on web pages with content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display that content.
  • AdSense publishers are required to adhere to the webmaster quality guidelines posted at http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html.
Illegal Web Content Are Not Compatible With Google AdSense

Site and Ad Behavior
  • Sites showing Google ads may not contain pop-ups or pop-unders that interfere with site navigation, change user preferences, or initiate downloads.
  • Any AdSense code must be pasted directly into webpages without modification. AdSense participants are not allowed to alter any portion of the code or change the behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads. For instance, clicks on Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched.
  • A site or third party cannot display our ads, search box, search results, or referral buttons as a result of the actions of any software application such as a toolbar.
  • No AdSense code may be integrated into a software application.
  • Webpages containing AdSense code may not be loaded by any software that can trigger pop-ups, redirect users to unwanted websites, modify browser settings, or otherwise interfere with site navigation. It is your responsibility to ensure that no ad network or affiliate uses such methods to direct traffic to pages that contain your AdSense code.
  • Referral offerings must be made without any obligation or requirement to end users. Publishers may not solicit email addresses from users in conjunction with AdSense referral units.
  • Publishers using online advertising to drive traffic to pages showing Google ads must comply with the spirit of Google's Landing Page Quality Guidelines. For instance, if you advertise for sites participating in the AdSense program, the advertising should not be deceptive to users.
No Suspicious Behaviours Allowed

Competitive Ads and Services

In order to prevent user confusion, we do not permit Google ads or search boxes to be published on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout and colors as the Google ads or search boxes on that site. Although you may sell ads directly on your site, it is your responsibility to ensure these ads cannot be confused with Google ads.

Other Ads Mustn't Have Same Layout

Product-Specific Policies

Some AdSense products have additional policies that apply specifically to their use. Please review them in full if you use the products listed below.

Last updated: February 2008

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