Oct 26, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google has now stopped AdSense from Appearing in URLs that have 'Google' in it, reports Philipp Lenssen .

Apparently, one of the blogs that Lenssen has (Google.blogoscoped.cn) featured Google' in its URL and now, AdSense has stopped showing in that site. Google's response to why specifically AdSense is not allowed on Chinese Google Blogoscoped they didn't mention that photo, they replied.

"Publishers are not permitted to make prominent use of "Google Brand Features" on sites showing Google ads. Google Brand Features include Google logos, product screenshots, or other distinctive features. Additionally, publishers may not place Google ads on sites incorporating Google trademarks in the site URL or on sites that frame Google pages, including search results pages. Which means in your case that the word "google" in the URL is not okay for showing ads, hence we had to deactivate serving to the site."

Lenssen, also writes that, "Also, Ionut Alex. Chitu's blog Google Operating System – an unofficial blog, but one that uses the URL googlesystem.blogspot.com – got AdSense-banned for the second time… even though Ionut already went through a "re-inclusion" process once, and his blog got approved before. Now he's experiencing deja vu, and he's not getting back any reply to his questions so far – guilty until proven innocent. Google in their general (non-AdSense related) trademark guidelines state that it's OK with them if you use the word "Google" provided you…

… distinguish the trademark from the surrounding text in some way. Capitalize the first letter, capitalize or italicize the entire mark, place the mark in quotes, use a different type style or font for the mark than for the generic name."

Surprisingly, Fei's website that contains the word, 'Google' still features AdSense ads. Seriously confusing as to what the issue lies in.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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