Made For Google AdSense Sites (MFAs) Using Redirects

Mar 28, 2006 • 7:45 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

A WebmasterWorld thread named Use of URL redirectors in MFA ads discovers that some MFAs (Made For Google AdSense Sites) have been using redirects to bypass any blacklist the site may be listed on. What happens is that they will advertise using a URL of a public URL redirect tool, and the ads will get through the URL filters. So now you need to follow and continue to block these types of URLs. Let me explain a bit better....

URL: www.mfa.biz (fictitious URL) is a site on my filter list Owner of MFA.biz sets up a redirect URL with, let's say tinyurl.com, to point to MFA.biz TinyURL.com is not on my filter list and passes through the filter

What needs to be done? Well, Google needs to check for these redirects and not allow it, period.

Want to see the frustration of some Google AdSense publishers? Visit the thread at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Me

03/28/2006 02:37 pm

uh, so far i believed that "Made For AdSense" sites where low-quality sites made exclusively to *publish* AdSense ads, not the sites that *advertise themselves* through adsense.

Barry Schwartz

03/28/2006 02:54 pm

Right, I thought that also. Seems like this thread is taking it the other way? MFAs, Made for AdSense Adwords ads? Maybe? Did I miss something in the thread?

Emir Pilavdzic - AdsBlackList.

03/28/2006 03:26 pm

Well smart move MFAs... BUT there aren't as much "tinyurl" services as there is room in competitive ad list to kick them out. I'm manually inserting tinyurl into top 200 MFA list on AdsBlackList.com that you mentioned in article. thanks, Emir

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