It’s important that you familiarize yourself with the AdSense program policies. The more you know about their policies, the more likely it is that all sites and pages where you display Google ads will fully comply with these policies.
We have highlighted some of the most important and commonly violated policies below. By following them it will help keep your account in good standing:
CLICKS and IMPRESSIONS
We use both automated system and human reviews to monitor our clicks and impression on Google ads. Here are some ways you can help ensure that your sites provide the highest quality traffic possible.
- DON’T CLICK ON YOUR OWN Google Ads:
If you’d like more information about one of the advertisers appearing on your site, please type the URL of the ad directly into your browser’s address bar.
- DON’T ASK ANYONE TO CLICK ON YOUR AD:
Encouraging users to click on your Google ads is strictly prohibited — whether directly or indirectly, on your own site, on third-party sites, or via email. Users should always click on Google ads because they’re interested in the services being advertised, not to raise money for your site or for a cause, or to generate some sort of reward for them.
- Choose the location for your ads carefully:
Make sure that your ads are well-placed on your site, away from interactive elements.
- Maintain adequate space between the ads and the page controls. For example, on site with games, try to avoid placing ads too close to the game controls.
- Please don’t place content ads on interstitial pages, game interfaces, or sites with streaming videos. If you’d like to earn from your video-streaming or game interface by overlaying, in-stream, or interstitial placements, please check out AdSense for videos and AdSense for games.
- Be aware of how your site is promoted.
Publishers need to be very careful when purchasing traffic or setting up ad campaigns with third parties. Before contracting with any ad network, you should ensure that they will never display your site in pop-ups or as a result of the actions of any software application. Please also keep in mind that publishers using online advertising of any kind must comply Google’s Landing Page Quality Guideline.
- Use Google Analytics.
If you’re not yet using Google Analytics, we encourage you to install it to better understand and optimize your site traffic. Knowing where your traffic comes from goes a long way in getting the most from your site.
Publishers are responsible for the content on every page displaying their ads, even if the content was created by someone else.
- Content restrictions apply to pages/sites displaying Google ads.
Google ads may not be displayed alongside any type of content prohibited by our program policies, including adult or mature, copyrighted, violent, or hateful content. It’s your responsibility to ensure that all of your pages adhere to these policies.
- Create sites with unique and relevant content.
Google will take action against domains that don’t add any value to users. Familiarizing yourself with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines will introduce you to some best practices of successful publishers, including:
Focus on relevant and concise content, since placing excessive, repetitive or irrelevant keywords in the content or code of web pages will not be allowed.
- Don’t tamper with the AdSense code.
Once you’ve generated your code, we ask that you do not alter any portion of the code or change the layout, behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads for any reason.
- Don’t use pop-up prompts or automatic software installations.
Google is dedicated to improving the user experience on the Internet, and promoting responsible software principles is part of that effort. Sites showing Google ads may not prompt users to install software on their machines. Publishers must also not attempt to change users’ browser home pages automatically or via pop-up prompts.
- Respect Google trademarks.
Framing or mimicking Google pages is strictly prohibited by our Guidelines for Use of Google Brand Features. In addition, publishers may not use any Google Brand Features such as Google trademarks, logos, WebPages, or screenshots, without prior consent from Google.
Disabled ads or account:
In the event that we ever disable ads to either your site or to your account, the only way to get your ads re-enabled is to carefully read the notification email and to be responsive to our requests.
In case we ever need to contact you about your account, make sure to keep the email address associated with your account up-to-date. Publishers are asked to carefully read emails sent by the AdSense team and to be responsive to our requests. If we notify you about problems on one site, please also take the time to clean up any other pages or sites to ensure that your entire network of sites complies with all AdSense policies.
We constantly review publishers for compliance with AdSense program policies and rules noted above. If you believe a site showing ads is in violation of these policies, please let us know.