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Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to avoid getting banned from Google AdSense publisher program

New Google AdSense publisher? Just started displaying ads on your web pages? If you are not careful enough, you may soon end up getting your AdSense account disabled or banned. Have your read their terms and conditions? Are you aware of their program policies? If you are really serious about making money online, you must read them. Because, I’m sure you don’t want to get banned from this amazing program. Read the following points (or tips) carefully to learn what to do, specially what not to do, in order to save your AdSense publisher account.

  1. Never click your own AdSense ads.
  2. Never ask friends and family members to click your Ads.
  3. Never use robots to generate clicks or impressions.
  4. Never generate clicks by compensating users.
  5. Never try to get click by using phrases such as “click the links”, “visit these links” etc.
  6. Never use misleading labels for ads. For example: “Favorite Sites” or “Today’s Special Offers”.
  7. Never use graphics directing users to click Google ads.
  8. Never post misleading images alongside ads.
  9. Never alter any portion of the generated ad codes.
  10. Never disclose your exact earning information (CTR, eCPM, earnings etc).
  11. Never use some techniques to open ad links in a new window.
  12. Never place more than three ad units on a web page.
  13. Never place more than three link units on a web page.
  14. Never place more than two search boxes on a web page.
  15. Never link directly to AdSense for Search results pages.
  16. Never try to modify or automate search queries on AdSense for search boxes.
  17. Never use AdSense with other ads networks,  specially when their ad formats looks same.
  18. Don’t create different publisher accounts for different websites. One account is enough.
  19. Don’t format your site content to make it completely indistinguishable from ads.
  20. Don’t use any automated ad impression generation programs.
  21. Don’t display ads in web pages without content.
  22. Don’t display ads on copyrighted content. Never steal and publish others’ content.
  23. Don’t display ads in a floating box script.
  24. Don’t post your ad codes with emails.
  25. Don’t include your ads in software applications or toolbars.
  26. Don’t include AdSense for Search code in any software application.
  27. Avoid paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf and click-exchange programs.
  28. Avoid programs or packages that provide “guaranteed” page views.
  29. Avoid unsolicited mass emails for promotion of your site.
  30. Avoid topics that violates content guidelines. For example: adult, violent or other illegal stuffs.
  31. Avoid linking to adult, violent and illegal websites.
  32. Avoid using excessive, repetitive or irrelevant keywords on your web pages.
  33. Avoid “doorway” pages created just for search engines.
  34. Avoid hidden text or hidden links on your web pages.
  35. If you are using online advertising for traffic, make sure you comply with Google’s Landing Page quality guidelines.
  36. Respect Google trademarks. Never try to mimic any Google page. Never display any Google brand feature (trademarks, logos etc) in any manner that implies a relationship or affiliation with Google.
  37. Add disclosure about Google Advertising Cookies in your Privacy Policy.
  38. Adhere to the Google webmaster quality guidelines.
  39. Always respond to emails sent by AdSense team.
  40. Create quality content. Last, but the most important point. Mind it!
As a publisher, you must follow the AdSense Program Policies and Terms & Conditions. If you don’t, Google reserves the right to disable ad serving on your web pages and/or disable your publisher account at any time. Beware! Better, try to avoid the above mistakes that most people commit before getting their account disabled or banned. Happy earning with Google AdSense!


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