Adsense Marketers Beware This Change…
If you put any of your online time and effort into Google Adsense then you must be aware of this new development.
Google has decided, as Google is prone to do, that they are changing the way they allow the use of graphics near Adsense ad blocks.
Who knows what enforcement will be like on this but it is quite worth your being aware of.
If you’re using images near your ads you probably have some time to make the appropriate changes to be in compliance. That said, it is your call as to how fine a line you wish to walk.
The official Google Adsense guidlines can be found in Google’s Adsense Blog.
Now, there was one more element in these guidelines that could affect most any Adsense user.
Here’s the quote:
Publishers should also be careful to avoid similar implementations that people could find misleading. For instance, if your site contains a directory of Flash games, you should not format the ads to mimic the game descriptions.
Hmmm, seems to be taking aim at blending your ads in with the content of your site.
This could get ugly!
Onward & Upward!