I wanted to earn a better income by generating more AdSense clicks so i needed to put my ads in a more noticeable part of my site . After about two days i got a message from Google AdSense bellow is the message i got.
Hello,This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies.
We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Affected website: kingsweb.com.ng Example page where violation occurred: http://kingsweb.com.ng/2016/07/check-your-union-bank-account-balance.html?m=1
Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.
Current account status: Active
VIOLATION EXPLANATIONPublishers may not implement Google ads in a manner that disguises the ads in any way. In order to maintain a good user experience, it is important for publishers to clearly distinguish Google ads from site content. This includes, but is not limited to: site layouts in which the ads push content below the fold on mobile devices; placing 300×250 or larger ad units above the fold on a mobile optimized site.
In order to remain fully compliant please ensure that your site and ad layout remain compliant across all devices. More information about this policy can be found in our help center and on this short video .
How to resolve:
- If you received a notification in regard to page content, we request that you immediately remove Google ads from the violating pages. If you are unable to, or unsure of how to remove the ads from these pages, or would like to continue monetizing the page with Google ads, please modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies.
If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation. You do not need to contact us if you make changes.
Please be aware that if additional violations are accrued, ad serving may be disabled to the website listed above. You should immediately take time to review your pages with Google ads to ensure that they comply with our policies.
Additionally, please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own. To reduce the likelihood of future warnings from us, we suggest that you review all your sites for compliance.
After reading the whole message i was afraid not to get blocked you know that means especially now that getting Google AdSense has becomes very hard. So i wouldn’t want to loose the one i already owned. so i made some research about the message and the solution was that i should remove the ads from above the fold lol and i don’t really know what that means
After some further research i got the real answer from AdSense team that above the fold is the section of your site where users see without scrolling I.e your site header section And I was having an ads on my header 300×250 banner ads. Immediately knew what the warning message was about so i removed the ads and the problem was solved.
But does it means you shouldn’t put AdSense ads in your site header? Never you can put ads in your header but placing AdSense ads with the size 300×250 or larger ads in your header is violating googles policies therefore if you must put ads in your header it is strictly recommended you don’t put such as or text link ads in your header section. it is considered spamming.
You can use smaller ads for your header personally i will recommend you generate ads with size 728×90 responsive ads or 320×100 those two ads will be OK for your header (above the fold)
Bellow the fold in google adsense ads placement is the opposite of above the fold i.e your sites footer. In your bellow the fold section you can put any ads size without violating any policy.
Don’t try to be smart AdSense have their eyes all over their publishers so don’t be a victim.
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