Want To Ban Google? You Can!

Aug 30, 2007 • 7:39 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

SEOs and Webmasters are the ones typically complaining in forums about their site not being displayed in Google and possibly being banned.

Well, if you want to ban Google, you can. Of course you have the robots.txt option, but how about banning Google from displaying ads on your site.

A DigitalPoint Forums thread asks if you can ban Google from showing their ads in your AdSense spots.

Of course you can. Just go to your competitive ad filter list and put Google's URLs in there.

Banning Google in Adsense

Like one member said:

Nope, they can't ban you [for blocking their ads]. Now it's your chance to ban G.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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08/30/2007 08:28 pm

I wonder though, do they consider running their own ads on their own network anticompetitive? I mean, if Google is in the mix of competing advertisers that have to bid for position, they could be considered to have an unfair advantage. Interesting ethical questions... quick - to the TOS!


08/31/2007 12:35 am

Well, I wish more people boycotted Google's evil ways by banning themselves with robots.txt and preventing Google from "stealing" their content.

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