Will photoblog images ban me from Adsense?

It’s long been known that placing images next to Adsense adverts can have your blog banned, but that raises a question about the use of Adsense advertising on photoblogs. Will my blog be banned?

Worry no more, the Adsense blog clarifies their policy with some examples of what does break their policy. Looks like I’m ok, and your blog probably is too, although be wary if you use thumbnails next to an advert. Put a break of some sort between the two!

Does this mean I can’t place ads on pages with images?

You can definitely place Google ads on pages containing images — just make sure that the ads and images are not arranged in a way that could easily mislead or confuse your visitors. For example, if you run a stock photography site with a catalog of thumbnail images, don’t line the ads up with the thumbnails in a way that could be misleading. Consider using a full border around your ads or changing your ad colors, for example.

Here’s an example of badly positioned images. The images next to the advert could confuse a visitor.

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2 Comments

  1. Alfie Reply

    Great, but I think the issue here is whether a photo blog can be considered as a content based website. Note that adsense is not allowed to be placed in a non content based website like photoblog.

    http://www.jcmiras.net

  2. Donncha Reply

    The “non content” issue is why I write text to go along with my photos. At least Google will have something to work off when deciding what type of adverts to show.

    http://inphotos.org/

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