June 22, 2006

The google adsense lawyers got you confused?

Ever hear of google adsense terms and conditions? Basically it's all the rules that google adsense imposes on the publishers of it's ads. All this lawyer talk that tends to get a lot of people bored to the point where they are not paying attention anymore. Happens to the best of us lawyers have their own legal talk. But to us normal folks it's blah, blah and more blah. So I checked it out and thought why doesn't a nice person go out there and basically cover all the mentioned topics that matter to us and translate it from the lawyer talk to real words. Of course I searched around and there seems to be no one who has volunteered themselves, so again it comes on me to tell you all about the stuff you may have ignored. Which may I mention gets a lot of advertisers in trouble with the good folks over there at google adsense. So without further a due I present to you Google AdSense Online Standard Terms and Conditions in real English: First let's start with the obvious here: DO NOT under any condition click on your ads. The only exception is the google video ads where you can view the video but still can't click on the actual ad, just the play button is as far as you should go. Second of all: DON'T tell you users in any way to click on your ads. As google adsense regularly checks your website don't try anything slick they WILL find out. This is a serious offence as users who have no initial interest in the ad aren't going to follow up on the advertiser's site. So it does google adsense no good at all. Third of all: You MAY not in any way change the code given to you by google adsense the google adsense's lawyer team made sure of that with about four references to this. And of course how can I stop without telling you of the limitations that google places upon your ads: First of course: We all know you have to be of legal age to sign up with google yes that means you have to 18 years old before you can sign those contracts and file those taxes. That's about it. Note that these are only the major points of adsense. If you are pushing the envelop you know you have to go over on the actual lawyer talk to make sure you are not messing up. But at least I've saved you some time in this. Google AdSense Online Standard Terms and Conditions Check it out if you want to be 100% sure. Their lawyer team doesn't make it any easier. Hope this helps on your google adsense campaign. Thank You