Is clicking on ads posted on fellow hubbers hub a violation of google's TOS?

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  1. maheshpatwal profile image64
    maheshpatwalposted 13 years ago

    Is clicking on ads posted on fellow hubbers hub a violation of google's TOS?

  2. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    If you are going to be using AdSense, I heartily recommend you yourself go read the AdSense TOS so that you are sure you understand it.

    In answer to your question, under certain conditions, it can be.

  3. maheshpatwal profile image64
    maheshpatwalposted 13 years ago

    Thank you very much mam for the word of advise as always.....

  4. dabeaner profile image59
    dabeanerposted 13 years ago

    relache, I usually agree with your comments, but not this one.

    I would suggest that HubPages itself, keep a CURRENT copy of THEIR interpretation of Google's TOS in an easily noticed FAQ/box on Hub Pages.  IN PLAIN ENGLISH.

    Who can read and understand Google's gobbledygook?  Most of us have other things to do than attempt to parse pages of legalese.  Every fricking website in the world (including HubPages) thinks that we have nothing else to do than to master THEIR individual idiosyncratic policies.

    For example, every time I sign out, the logout page shows a Google Ad.  Who is that for?  If for me, I haven't clicked, even when interested, because I am unsure of the policies.

    If I am unsure, you can bet that 90% (whatever) of other Hubbers are also unsure.

  5. steve8miller profile image66
    steve8millerposted 13 years ago

    I was told a long time ago that it is only a violation if you are trading clicks. If you are looking though hubs and see an ad you are interested in then you can click it. However if you clicks Joes ad and then Joe comes back and clicks yours that may look suspicious. I think this is why I do not click on any ads myself. As I am paranoid. Who wants to lose a decent check on some ad. They really need to come out and make us feel okay, I am sure they lose out on money because of this. Having said that they can tell if you are up to something, so all in all I would not worry about it too much. If you see something you like check it out.

  6. Bible Studies profile image70
    Bible Studiesposted 13 years ago

    Directly from Paul Edmondson CEO

    "Clicking on other people's ads is a big no,no and will likely result in getting banned from AdSense and HubPages."

    Best explanation: from humagaia "You as a signed up member are a part of HP in the eyes of Google. By clicking an ad you are likely to be clicking an HP adsense ad 40% of the time (thereby not rewarding the writer but potentially HP themselves). If it is deemed that HP condones this their adsense account will be closed."


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