Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Can I Use Google Adsense With Other Ads ?

Almost all people use Google Adsense in their websites, blogs, forums. Sometimes we also want to try other ads like AdBrite, WidgetBucks, etc. But we worry about the Google Adsense TOS. Since we know Google is very strict in its rules and can easily ban the person violating its TOS.

I was also finding myself in the same situation. I wanted to use AdBrite ads along with Google Adsense but was worried about Google TOS.

I searched a bit and found nothing satisfactory. All were in same situation as me.

So I contacted both Adsense as well as AdBrite and it solved my problem. Now the answer is:

YES! You Can Use Other Contextual Ad Networks on the Same Page As Google Ads but with Some Guidelines.

Here is what AdBrite says:
AdBrite has no policy against using multiple ad networks on the same site. Many of our clients do use our service in conjunction with AdSense and other ad networks; though, we recommend you contact those networks directly for their specific policies regarding multiple networks.
And here is what Google Adsense says:

AdSense publishers may display ads from other contextual ad networks on the same page as Google ads only if the formatting or color scheme of these ads is sufficiently different from the layout of the Google ads. In other words, if you choose to place non-Google ads on the same site or page as Google ads, it should always be clear to the user that the ads are served by different advertising networks and that the non-Google ads have no association with Google. If the formats are naturally similar, we'd ask that you use different color schemes for the competing ads.

So its clear we can use both of them on the same page but the colors must be different to easily distinguish them.

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