Friday, December 30, 2005

A small change


While reviewing your account, we noticed that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our policies. For instance, we found violations of AdSense policies on pages such as

Publishers are not permitted to encourage users to click on Google ads or bring excessive attention to ad units. For example, your site cannot contain phrases such as “click the ads,” “support our sponsors,” “visit these recommended links,” or other similar language that could apply to the Google ads on your site. Publishers may not use arrows or other symbols to direct attention to the ads on their sites, and publishers may not label the Google ads with text other than “sponsored links” or “advertisements.”

Please make any necessary changes to your web pages in the next 72 hours. We also suggest that you take the time to review our program policies ( to ensure that all of your other pages are in compliance.

I know that Gullyborg also had a hard time with Google and has since switched to another ad service. I also read an article by an editor at PC World who knew a friend whose account was terminated just as he was about to get his first check.

I'm going to continue to use Google but I had to take down the offending phrase. Oh well.


MAX Redline said...

Bummer; I thought the turkey gun phrase was pretty amusing.

Daniel said...

I did too, those somber faced enforcement guys over at Google didn't find it funny though.