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Adsense ads below image in Hub intro

  1. kislanyk profile image85
    kislanykposted 2 years ago

    If the intro text is longer, on various hubs (some of mine as well) there is an Adsense ad right below the image (see image from my hub this morning).

    For my own blogs I avoid adding any Adsense below (or next or above) an image, as it might be implied that the two are related. Was just wondering if this won't get me in trouble (obviously Hubpages know what they're doing), I guess just for my own peace of mind (since once you lose your Adsense account, there's no way of getting it back, so I'm a bit paranoid).

    I guess what I'm wondering is - is there anything I should be worried about, or all is good and known?


    1. Adventuretravels profile image84
      Adventuretravelsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know the answer to your question but I don't like the way the hubs look with those ads right under our beautiful images. So perhaps we should be splitting our first text capsules so it's the same length as our image. Or perhaps, as you say, Adsense know what they're doing here! I personally find it a bit intrusive.
      Let's look at some of the experienced Hubber's hubs and see how they do it. Do you have a real hub expert you follow?

      I hate being a newby don't you!
      I'm looking forward to reading the answers to this question.
      Thanks for starting this thread. Have a great day.

      1. kislanyk profile image85
        kislanykposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I tried several things. First I split the text capsules in two. Adsense got added next to the second text capsule, so result was the same as in the pic above, Adsense simply got added next to the second text capsule. Then I added an Amazon capsule next to the second (split) text capsule, hoping that the Adsense ad would go away. No chance. Instead Adsense got added below Amazon, and you should have seen how horrible it all looked with my photo, then an Amazon pic and then Adsense. Spammy as hell.

        Then I added another configuration (but I forgot exactly what I did then), Adsense was still present. So I decided to post here because I really want to make sure that my Adsense account won't get banned (once it's banned, it's permanent) because of wrong Adsense placement.

        Basically this is what Adsense has to say on the topic (and that's why I decided to post here - better safe than sorry):

        "Can I place small images next to my Google ads?

        We ask that publishers not line up images and ads in a way that suggests a relationship between the images and the ads. If your visitors believe that the images and the ads are directly associated, or that the advertiser is offering the exact item found in the neighboring image, they may click the ad expecting to find something that isn't actually being offered. That's not a good experience for users or advertisers.

        What if I place a space or a line between my images and my ads? Would that work?

        No. If the ads and the images appear to be associated, inserting a small space or a line between the images and ads will not make the implementation compliant.

        Does this mean I can't place ads on pages with images?

        You can definitely place Google ads on pages containing images -- just make sure that the ads and images are not arranged in a way that could easily mislead or confuse your visitors. For example, if you run a stock photography site with a catalog of thumbnail images, don't line the ads up with the thumbnails in a way that could be misleading. Consider using a full border around your ads or changing your ad colors, for example."

        1. Adventuretravels profile image84
          Adventuretravelsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Does this mean that we have to move our images and Amazon products to please adsense? Does it mean that the capsule must be free of images or amazon products and have only adsense/google adverts in each one? . Is this right?

          I have a related question. I hope it's OK for me to ask it here:

          I have been turned down by adsense at the moment. But their ads are on my hubs -should I go through my hubs and change them making sure that I do the above ( if that's the right thing to do) - or should I wait till they accept me?

          Thanks for your help

          1. kislanyk profile image85
            kislanykposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Hubpages staff ads them. Google only offers the ad codes to be placed on the site.

            I honestly don't mind this placement personally, I just want to be sure that indeed all is ok and there's no danger of doing something against Adsense TOS, thus my post asking for confirmation from HP.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      There is nothing to worry about.

      1. kislanyk profile image85
        kislanykposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Matthew! You put my mind to rest. I'm so glad I don't have to worry about it. With my own blogs I always have to be so careful in how I place the Adsense ads.
        Thank you again smile