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Deceptive ad on the Youtube homepage

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, November 22, 2009
11 years ago2,142 views

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This banner shows 4 fake Youtube players for 5 looong seconds.

IMO, this a very deceptive ad it violates several Adsense policies, such as:
- do not "format ads so that they become indistinguishable from other content on that page"
- do not "format site content so that it is difficult to distinguish it from ads"
- do not "direct user attention to the ads using arrows or other graphical gimmicks"
- do not place ad "on pages whose content or URL could confuse users into thinking it is associated with Google due to the misuse of logos, trademarks or other brand features."

Since when being cool allows to encourage clicks?
Do you think Youtube should stop/forbid this type of advertising?

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

DPic reported a similar ad few days ago: (blogoscoped.com/forum/162570.h ...

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