Google AdSense is a program that allows you to earn money for displaying advertisements on your website. Google AdSense policies are very strict, and if you violate them, your account may be terminated. To avoid this, follow these 10 simple tips:
10 Simple Tips To Avoid Violating Google Adsense Policies
The Google Adsense program policy is very clear about what types of websites are allowed to participate in their network. They’ve also made it very clear that they do not allow content that is designed to drive traffic from search engines, meaning no keyword stuffing, no hidden text and no link farms. If you have any questions about whether your website falls within these guidelines, you can contact Google directly at @GoogleAdSense@gmail.com
1. Don’t advertise, endorse or promote online pharmacies.
Google AdSense policies prohibit the advertisement, promotion or endorsement of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbal remedies. In addition to this prohibition on generic drugs (i.e., those that have been approved by the FDA), Google also prohibits advertisers from promoting or endorsing products that are controlled substances in the United States (such as illegal drugs).
2. Don’t place ads on auto-redirecting sites.
Another common mistake that you can make is placing ads on auto-redirecting sites. These are websites that automatically redirect users to other websites, without their permission and without any warning. You might think this doesn’t sound like a big deal but it actually is because Google AdSense policies state that if your website uses this type of redirecting method, then it will be considered an invalid site and therefore will not count towards your earnings potential.
3. Don’t place ads on pages where there is no genuine and original content visible to a user, or where Google’s crawling process is likely to be negatively affected in any way.
Google’s AdSense program policies prohibit the following:
- Placing ads on pages where there is no genuine and original content visible to a user (e.g., image galleries, flash sites). This includes, but is not limited to:
- Flash sites;
- Image galleries;
- Placing ads on pages that don’t match the type of content being displayed in the ad unit (e.g., an ad for travel packages at a hotel)
4. Don’t place ads on copied content (spun content).
Spun content is not allowed on Google Adsense. This means that you cannot place ads on copied content, such as images and videos that have been used in another website or blog post without permission from the owner of the original image or video.
Google Adsense policy on spun content:
- In order for your ad to appear on a page, it must be completely original. Copying other people’s work is strictly prohibited, even if it was done by accident or as part of a parody.
- You can’t use someone else’s copyrighted material to represent yourself or your brand.
5. Don’t show ads on pages with an “Under Construction” tag, or similar message.
- Don’t show ads on pages where there is no genuine and original content visible to a user.
- Don’t show ads on pages where Google’s crawling process is likely to be negatively affected in any way.
6. Don’t click your own ads for any reason!
Don’t click your own ads for any reason! If you do this and get caught, your account will be terminated and you won’t receive any further payment from Google’s AdSense program for this or any other account you hold with them or open in the future.
This is a big one, so let’s break down why it matters:
- You’re earning money from clicks on ads that appear next to content on your site (like text links).
- If someone clicks on an advertisement that was placed by someone else — even if it was just an innocent mistake — then they’ve essentially stolen money from Google’s advertisers who paid good money for their ads to show up there first place in search results instead of somewhere else on the web where they’d have less visibility since they’re not as popular yet (in other words: more likely).
7. No Invalid clicks and impressions – Use it for legitimate purpose only. No Fraud Clicks at all!!
This is one of the most important policies of Google AdSense that you should never violate at any cost, as this can lead to your account being suspended or even terminated from their platform.
If we look into how many times an invalid click happens in a day, then we would find out that there are more than 10 million clicks per day which means if you were able to do such a huge number of invalid clicks each day, then surely your ad revenue would also increase accordingly!
8. Click your advertisements just three times a day from different IP addresses which are not belongs to the same network / broadband company etc.
This is one of the most common violations that Google Adsense policy allows you to do, but it’s also a very risky move if you don’t know what you’re doing! If your traffic analysis tells you that there’s some suspicious activity going on, then it might be time for some extra precautions:
- Avoid clicking your own ads (if possible). This can be done by using different IP addresses for each click instead of using one single account with multiple machines on it;
- Make sure these new machines use different IP addresses than those used before; For example if I were using an old computer with XP/Vista operating system then my new machine would need its own separate line as opposed to sharing an old one’s Internet connection at home or work (this could result in getting kicked off);
9. Avoid using of bots
Avoid using of bots / scripts to generate fake clicks on your adsense advertisements – it’s strictly prohibited by Google Adsense Program Policy
If you are not able to use automated software or scripts to generate traffic, then it’s better not to engage in such activities. You can use manual methods like hiring people who will click on the ads for you but don’t forget that the person must be human so he/she won’t be able to do anything wrong with your account!
10. Ads Placement
Place Ads only where they can be easily viewed by visitors – don’t hide Advertisements anywhere! Be specific about the Ads placement policy provided by Google as per their terms and conditions
- Don’t hide ads anywhere.
- Don’t place ads on auto-redirecting sites.
- Don’t place ads on pages where there is no genuine and original content visible to a user. (For example, if you’re running an ad on a page that has been copied from another site without permission of the original owner).
We hope that this article has helped you understand some of the basics of Google AdSense policies and how they relate to online pharmacy advertising. If you continue with these simple tips, we think your chances of being caught violating Google’s policies will greatly decrease. The best thing about all this is that there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to what constitutes an offense! You can always tweak your campaigns so that they fall within acceptable ranges for various keywords or topics, but it will still be up to each individual advertiser whether or not they want their ads running on pages like those mentioned above.