Know your Google Adsense TOS

I must highlight this part of Google Adsense. I hope local bloggers get the hint and will choose either Google or ?????. You cannot have both together. I had just kissed goodbye to good money again because of my Google worshipping mission. *sniff*

Site Content

While Google offers broad access to a variety of content in the search index, publishers in the AdSense program may only place Google ads on sites that adhere to our content guidelines, and ads must not be displayed on any page with content primarily in an unsupported language. View a list of supported languages.

Sites displaying Google ads may not include:

* 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 beer or hard alcohol
* Sales or promotion of tobacco or tobacco-related products

* Sales or promotion of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
* Sales or distribution of term papers or student essays
* Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others

I have highlighted in bold and hope you guys get the hint. Please do not mention why I am bringing this to your attention, ok?

Talking about the above, I guess I had committed many mistakes as well. The above is not the comprehensive TOS but what I hope to bring to bloggers’ attention. You can read the full TOS on Google Adsense here.

Post Author: lilian

10 thoughts on “Know your Google Adsense TOS


    (December 2, 2007 - 3:33 am)

    just got my PR punishment today and I only discovered it when small number of opportunities are showing in my PPP marketplace… :( too sad..

    Good luck to your google worshipping mission..


    (December 2, 2007 - 5:02 am)

    Thank you for mentioning this, I have committed the bolded one xD

    Thanks again!!


    (December 2, 2007 - 12:39 pm)

    Yeah I get your point. Thanks for mentioning!

    Taylor Jackson

    (December 2, 2007 - 12:43 pm)

    Ack, I’m still in the approval stages of adsense, but I’m glad I read this now.


    (December 2, 2007 - 5:06 pm)

    Alamak. I was offered a two weeks “contract”. I guess I would just have to cancel it. Too bad, I was really looking forward to it. Thanks for bringing this up.


    (December 2, 2007 - 5:31 pm)

    tenthofmarch – I had to declined for three blogs! *faints* I got the nagging feeling after I saw it and checked the TOS and sure enough it is a no-no. For those bloggers who don’t earn from Adsense, they can actually take off until the campaign is over.

    taylor – It is a long list of no-no and I had been warned for posting a nekid photo of woman on a lighter. LOL.

    philip – Make a choice, depending on the amount, you can take one off.

    teo – If you are lucky and Google doesn’t notice (though they do have eyes everywhere) then fine lor.

    lestat – Ouch, you got it too!


    (December 2, 2007 - 6:17 pm)

    isnt it bizarre that has a PR of 6/10? hahah.. I think its like selling illegal DVD. If you stop the source then it wont spread. I still have mine at 2/10 but not for long i think. its a matter of time for google to find my site and kill it.


    (December 2, 2007 - 7:58 pm)

    i guess i need to build more blogs…cant cramp everyone in a single party eh? hehe…cos the big boys dont wanna play together :)


    (December 10, 2007 - 11:57 am)

    And it’s my prediction that soon they will be banning people from adsense who do pay per post. Remember, you need to follow the webmaster guidelines when you implement Adsense….and the webmaster guidelines say no paid posts.

    R.D. Warren

    (December 27, 2007 - 1:48 am)

    I found out the hard way that I could not have my google ads on my Sports Picks website. As for Pay Per Post it has hurt the PR of some of my other blogs and I will no longer be using their services.

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