Google Says No to Floating AdSense Ads

Jan 23, 2008 • 8:25 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

About a year ago we heard rumors that Google AdSense might test floating ads. You know those ads that actually move with you as you scroll through the page. Some floating ads run across the screen and jump in your face. here are some examples of floating ads.

One would immediately think that floating your AdSense ads in this manner are totally against Google's terms of service. Why? Because you cannot bring crazy attention to your ads, which drive people to click on them even if they may not necessary mean to.

AdSensePro Jordan, an official Google AdSense representative laid down the law on this in a Google Groups thread, saying they are not allowed:

I've checked with our policy specialists and placing Google ads in a floating script would be a violation of AdSense policy.

Thanks for double-checking before implementing, everyone. Also please feel free to link other users to this thread if they want official confirmation of the policy.

Forum discussion at Google Groups.

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Comments:

Goran Web

01/23/2008 09:09 pm

I am glad that we dont have to deal with 1000's of sites that áre trying to earn extra income with those annoying floating ads.

amit

01/25/2008 11:11 am

correct decision from someone who believes in hassle free knowledge sharing

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