Google AdSense Ads No Longer Allowed In IFRAME

May 31, 2011 • 8:55 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense IFRAMEAmit Agarwal reported that Google AdSense updated their program policies to specifically mention you cannot place AdSense ads within IFRAMES.

If you check out the WayBackMachine you will see the "Ad Behavior" policy was:

AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. For instance, clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched.

But now it reads:

AdSense code may not be altered, nor may the standard behavior, targeting or delivery of ads be manipulated in any way that is not explicitly permitted by Google. This includes but is not limited to the following: clicking Google ads may not result in a new browser window being launched, nor may Google ads be placed in an IFRAME.

The bolded portion is what Google added.

I am not sure how many publishers this may impact but the policy was not made explicit on this topic.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Nazhiker

05/31/2011 04:20 pm

This is baloney. I have never and will never allow a paid ad or link to shut down the primary site the user is on. NO!  That is a really bad user experience model and unacceptable to the site that launched the link. I was thinking of adding adsense to one of my sites that is ready to be monetized but if this is what they are demading - I never will

Aaron S

05/31/2011 05:56 pm

DFP, (Double Click for Publishers) owned by Google is a Ad Server that lets publishers display ads from any ad network. A unique feature offered is the ability to enter the price you are getting from any 3rd party ad network and then let Google Adsense compete against that price, ads from Google Adsense will be displayed if when they can beat the price. DFP tags are by default JavaScript, however Iframe tags are available by request. So Google is still allowing adsense to be served through iframes. In fact DFP is opened to any web publisher and can be used for serving only adsense so if a publisher wants to serve Adsense with Iframe's just sign up for DFP and request Iframe tags. http://www.google.com/support/dfp_sb/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=90775 Seems like another example of one paw of Google not knowing what the other paw is doing. Similar to the Google Search Team with their Panda update penalizing sites for Adsense placements which were placed at the recommendation of Google Adsense advisers.

Water Ionizers

06/01/2011 06:09 pm

This is a bad move by Google! I definitely think they will notice a decrease in Adsense ad sales.

electrical contractor

06/07/2011 04:12 pm

 I second that.

Joe

04/24/2012 10:41 pm

What if someone else display my page(which has adsense) in iframe and I have no control over that person. here's my site: www.slickhub.com

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