Images Near AdSense Ads and Google Adsense Policies
Publishers who uses Google Adsense always gives extreme importance to Google adsense policy related matters. This is required because once Google detects adsense policy violation the site gets banned from using Google Adsense. This is the worst nightmare for any publishers.
Since Google adsense ban is almost irreversible, web masters or website owners should take extreme care while using adsense ads. (Read: How to Request Google to Reconsider Your Blacklisted Site )
The important factors to be considered to avoid Google adsense policy violation are,
- The Ad placements
- Online Plagiarism
If you are a publisher you should take extreme care while placing images next to Google Adsense ads. Google has clearly specified guideline regarding placements of images near to Google adsense ads.
Placing images next to Google Adsense ads
In the adsense blog Google clarifies the confusions on placing images near adsense ads with proper examples. Google says “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. ”
This means that publisher should not place a image in such a way that the image directly or indirectly indicate the visitor that the image is related to the adsense ad. Basically your image and its placement should not mislead the customer to click on the ads. As shown in the Adsense blog the below image example is a perfect example of Adsense policy violation.