Adsense Policies and Competing Networks / Ads

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Adbrite says it is allowed on the same page as Adsense
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In an outstandingly large and convoluted thread over at Webmasterworld, it takes 8 pages for an anonymous Google rep to tell the excited hoards that Adsenses policy is to not allow other contextual ads to run along side Adwords, and that on that basis, AdBrite ads are just fine. They're not contextual ads...

There's something about the title of this thread, that really.. annoys me.. Adbrite says it is allowed on the same page as Adsense - the guy who posted it may not have first language english of course, but it just smacks of all the wrong things. Sound like "But Dad said it was ok!".. heaven give me strength.

Here's what the Google rep said on page 8

Clearing up any confusion since some of you have been told by the Adsense support team that AdBrite ads aren't allowed to be displayed with AdSense--

Our policy on not displaying ads alongside ads from other contextual networks remains the same. For clarification- ads that are sold directly by the publisher are ok to display with AdSense, which would include AdBrite.

Personally i feel that the Google Adsense no compete policy on contextuals sucks, with a captial SUCK, but then on the basis that there's very little worth putting alongside it at the moment anyway, it's a moot point.

Thanks to SEMindia for the heads up...

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but then on the basis that there's very little worth putting alongside it at the moment anyway, it's a moot point.

That indeed is the issue - once Yahoo! and then MSN get their contextual ads into public circulation, I suspect that this will be one of those rules up for re-negotiation.

well

>There's something about the title of this thread, that really.. annoys me

It annoys me that it annoys you. I think we need to keep a very open mind [and arms] to our English as a second language webmaster chapter.

I think it is no less than huge Huge HUGE news for adbrite, its almost a vindication of their business model, Google has given it the nod.

I'm pleased in a way, pud has certainly given the www some innovative business models, long may he rock!

Any connection between the "fact" that his VC backers and Google's are the same is purely conincidential.

this should not be

No competition clauses always strike me as being abusive. The google no competition clause is no less anti-competitive than the Microsoft OEM contract provisions attacked under anti-trust provisions. Is google somehow exempt from these same provisions? I won't go through the many parallels between the two.

I wonder how long before someone decides to test this using the Sherman Act? Hopefully, sooner rather than later. Spitzer, are you listening?

Now there's a telling pun ...

purely conincidential

Now don't disappoint me by claiming it's a typo (well, the "ial" maybe, but never mind), nffc!

Love it anyway: says it all, doesn't it?

(English-as-a-second-language-fantom …)

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