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    Does This Violate Adsense Policies?

    To start with, I've already sent Google an email and I am waiting for a reply. This is my first day using Adsense, and I've looked over every detail with a fine tooth comb.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is this:

    ...Publishers are also not permitted to use deceptive or unnatural means to draw attention to or incite clicks on referral buttons.
    This seems extremely open ended, and I'm wondering if what I am doing would violate it. So I don't get banned, I Photoshoped a copy of the ad. This is not online at the moment.



    Do you think that will get me in trouble with Google? Like I said before, I've already sent them an email.

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    I think they mean more along the lines of making the ads look like site navigation, or other things that trick users into clicking them. I've seen a lot of sites that put images next to the ads, but it's still clear they are ads, so I think you'll be OK. Please let us know what Google says about it.

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    I don't see anything wrong with this. I think you are fine.

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    Thanks everyone.

    I'll let you know if Google has a problem with it.

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    As long as there's a visible line between the pic and the ads, then there's no problem
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil ..
    .. is for good men to do nothing"
    Edmund Burke.

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    I'm willing to bet Google won't have a problem with it, however you're best to just wait and see what Google says before making it live.



    -Michael

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    Okay, the word from Google is that they DON'T have any problem with it! Since there was a clear distinction between the borders, the background, and the images, google doesn't think I'm trying to be "sneaky".

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    Yes, it is okay to do this as long as the images have some kind of border which separates the ads from the pictures, the images just can't look as if they're part of the advertisement.

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    This question is asked here every couple of days. The best thing to do is to check with google for your own personal situation.

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    I submitted my footer to be reviewed by google about a week or 2 ago, I had images next to the ads...pretty close, with NO border at all. I did have a thin 1px grey cell diving them and they told me I didnt even need that. Surprised the hell outta me. I'm definately keeping that e-mail in my saved folder.


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