Sunday, October 16, 2005

Landing Page

You probably arrived here from either my "Click My Ads" or "Blended Ads" post.

This blog just has fake ads. I'm performing a little experiment.

Google says
your site cannot contain phrases such as "click here," "support us," "visit these links," or other similar language that could apply to any ad, regardless of content.

But when it comes to ad layouts they encourage blending content with the ads. There are some techniques that are borderline. For example, putting pictures next to ads is usually ok, but the AdSense team may tell you to put a border around the images.

Do you think it's fair that PPC ad networks don't allow solicited clicks, but using techniques such as blending ads with content is ok?