Is Adsense Ad Below The Post Title Breaking Google Adsense TOS?
Google Adsense is the most favorite program to generate revenue from the online content like website and blogs. Above 90% blogger and webmasters are using the Google Adsense to generate income from their blogs and website. Hence they always keep testing with ad placement for better CTR (click through ratio) and hence for better earnings.
Research has shown that the position of ads below the article or post title is giving the highest revenue due to it’s higher CTR. When I was researching a lot about Google Adsense and how to generate more money every day with Google, I always heard that the ad position below the post title is best place to get noticed and for higher CTR.
But some people are saying that putting Adsense ads below the title is not allowed by Google TOS. Is it true? These words from my commentators made me do some research on “Ads below the title is allowed or not”
Facts about Adsense ads below the post title are:
- Not its not breaking Adsense TOS in normal conditions.
- Yes, its surely allowed by the Google Adsense TOS.
- Only you should be careful that title of post does not act as label on ads.
What does it mean, How can I put ads below the title without breaking Adsense TOS?
In normal conditions means the title has nothing to do with the ads show below is ok with TOS. For example if the title is “Why Google ads are not allowed below the title by Adsense TOS”, then showing ads below this title will not affect your TOS, but when the title is some what like “Today’s Top 5 Hot Deals” or some thing similar like “5 Sure-fire Tips to Make Money Online With Success”, then it may act as label on ads show below this title. Confused? Let me explain.
See the below image.
Here visitors may think that the ads shown below the title is actually those sure fire tips to make money online. Here you are promoting ads by your title which is strictly not allowed by the Adsense TOS.
Also note that Google Adsense program policies, clearly say that Publishers participating in the AdSense program -
- May not encourage users to click the Google ads by using phrases such as “click the ads,” “support us,” “visit these links,” or other similar language
- May not place misleading labels above Google ad units – for instance, ads may be labeled “Sponsored Links” but not “Favorite Sites”
What is the solutions and how ads can be placed below the title safely?
Either modify your titles and take care of writing titles in future so that it do not promote the ads show exactly below it, or put “Sponsored Links:” or “Advertisements” like words to highlight follow the Google TOS.
Usually when you came to know about this issue, it will be very hard to check every titles posted till today and modify them so it will be better to place “Sponsored links:” instead of modifying all your titles.
Has anyone received warning from Google due to this possible issue?
Yes, according to the sources I found during my online research, many webmasters has got warning form Adsense asking to remove the titles like “Today’s hot deals” and that made us think seriously about the ad placement.
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