Google AdSense No-Nos

May 12, 2008 • 7:57 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google AdSense

A featured WebmasterWorld thread has a fun list of "not to do with your AdSense account because Google might ban you for these things." Here is the list complied by a new member, BrandNewDay:

  • Click your own ads
  • Asking other people to click your ads
  • Joining a program that promises you that people will click your ads if you click their ads
  • Telling all your friends about your sites
  • Exchanging Adsense code with other people or programs
  • Buying and/or operating so called "Adsense ready sites"
  • Having sites with only ads and/or search results on them
  • Taking/stealing other peoples content without their permission

Of course, with any list like this, there are arguments and discussion about the details.

Later on, WebmasterWorld moderator, httpwebwitch, adds some more:

  • allow malware to be installed on your server, or on the machine which is used to access the account
  • use any of those "adsense click tracking" JavaScripts
  • allow multiple people to log in to the account using the same password
  • log in through an anonymizing proxy
  • hack into the system and start requesting Adsense ads in raw XML
  • mess around with the iframe in which they're displayed
  • try to sidestep the cross-domain scripting limitations using a server proxy

The list can go on forever. One thing you should not do, a huge AdSense No-No, in my opinion, is obsess over each rule.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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