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Google 93 Pixels Away From Violating AdSense Guideline

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 24, 2007
12 years ago1,852 views

The following is "an ad placement that could have a high risk of generating accidental clicks, and which we'd recommend avoiding", Google says (adsense.blogspot.com/2007/05/c ...):


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Google is 93 pixels away from violating their own guideline (the ad titles on their SERPs are clickable):


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Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This really is the week of hypocrisy for Google, with the JS-only navigation and what not.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

If Yahoo does cloaking, why can't they do this?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And Gmail's only 12 pixels away, maybe less if the wrong ad is displayed!


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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I wonder if they couldn't find a better navigation system than that long & ugly menu. It's interesting that in Vista the easiest way to launch an app is to type the first letters of its name in Start Menu's search box. The same search box can be used to find files, folders, open recently visited URLs etc. So Windows moved from long menus to a unified search box.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<I wonder if they couldn't find a better navigation system than that long & ugly menu. It's interesting that in Vista the easiest way to launch an app is to type the first letters of its name in Start Menu's search box. The same search box can be used to find files, folders, open recently visited URLs etc. So Windows moved from long menus to a unified search box.>>

Now that I have been using Vista for some time I really do like that feature, but google targets more novice users, and this will probably confuse them. If it were me, I'd wait till vista had 80% adoption and then do that.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I also agree that being able to hit the start key on the keyboard and just type something like "ecli" for eclipse or "note" for notepad and then selecting the first result is actually fantastic. I wasn't sure i'd like it, in fact I thought it was stupid, but alas, I proved myself wrong.

As for actual topic. Could that be why Google changed the ads from being completely clickable to just only the titles? Anyway, Google creates the rules therefore they can bend them for themselves.

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