Fake Adsense Advert

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  1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    This is a bit tenuous but I have put a fake Adsense advert on my hub.  Do you think there could be a problem with misleading advertising that isn't actually advertising?  It's no worse than the real adverts.

    'Spect I'll get told off by someone.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Tired-of-Optica … d-IQ-Tests

    1. mskills profile image87
      mskillsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Fully expecting to be tricked, I clicked on the "The World's Fastest Escape Artist" advert at the top surely expecting a joke, only to find Chad Netherland is real.  Darn it!

      ... oh, I see it now.  Wait ... nah, that's a real Google ad.  Better not click on it and penalize your earnings.

    2. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      IT'S NOT THE ONE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE OR IN THE FIRST MODULE.

      It's further down....

      edit: Yes, I know you are joshing me - but others might not.

      1. mskills profile image87
        mskillsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        To be helpful, I found this:

        Competitive Ads and Services

        In order to prevent user confusion, publishers may not display Google ads or search boxes on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout and colours as the Google ads or search boxes on that site. Although you may sell ads directly on your site, it is your responsibility to ensure that these ads cannot be confused with Google ads.

        This is located here: https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ … E7_o51PpDQ

        Your image isn't technically an ad, but HubPages or Google may disagree.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
          Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks mskills.

          I reckon that it is far enough away from the real ad to be regarded as a separate entity.  And I'd be prepared to stand up and delete it as soon as anyone from HP or Google says so.

  2. shogan profile image82
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    I'm not sure about the consequences, but it's dang funny, Mark.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Shogan - I enjoyed it so much I couldn't wait for the normal traffic which mainly comes from accidental clicks on people's unwanted Hub latest emails.

      edit: er I mean I wanted a considered critque of whatever about layout n' stuff.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You ain't gonna be making any money that way Mark, no clicks.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
          Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No one clicks anyway Cardisa, the only visits I get are from a few hubbers who have nothing better to do with themselves.  They don't click, except when they stand up.

          Funny thing is, because it looks a bit like an ad, and we are tuned to ignore ads it may well get missed completely.

      2. shogan profile image82
        shoganposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, I meant to click on a different thread, but I opened yours by mistake.  I'm not sure I should be here.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
          Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No, you came to the right place, even if it was by accident. roll

          1. shogan profile image82
            shoganposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            roll    lol

  3. K9keystrokes profile image94
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    "smellabit.org" Hilarious Mark! Nice work. smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks K9, it's not often I court a little bit of attention.  Leastways no more than every half hour tops.

  4. celebritie profile image83
    celebritieposted 7 years ago

    I saw it, wow that is really cool.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks celeb - maybe there's a market for them for people who have lost their Adsense but want to still talk the talk.

      1. celebritie profile image83
        celebritieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ROFL http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/smileys/7.gif

  5. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    I think it's funny! But sorry Mark, I flagged it. Better than losing your Adsense account, right?

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I s'pose so.  Ah well.  Thanks for the funny.

      Hey, if they moderate me, I can put it on my Blogger.  They'll never find it there.

  6. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    LOL, you shouldn't have a problem Mark.
    On my toilet bowl championship hub, I made fake non-amazon type Ads and it was not an issue. They are actually images, no ad code involved, same as your from what I see. And since you didn't use the Google Adsense name in the pic, I don't see Adsense having a problem either.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image86
      Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's a hell of a hub there Michael!

      1. celebritie profile image83
        celebritieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I second that!  http://www.getsmileyface.com/sm/animal/1118.gif

  7. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Guess the mods thought it was ok. Hasn't been taken down yet. smile

 
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