Traffic exchanges and Adsense - I need an answer ~ traffic-exchanges-explained

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Traffic exchanges and Adsense - I need an answer

Can anyone tell me definitively if using traffic exchanges with a site that has Adsense leads to one being banned by Adsense. I have looked carefully at the advice given by google Adsense and there is no explicit mention of the use of traffic exchanges as being prohibited. What are your experiences?


Grey Fuzz said...

Nope, traffic exchanges would not get you banned from Adsense. Many of us do it to differing degrees and have for quite some time. Now if you make a post saying please click the ads or in any way attempt to generate clicks that would be another story. You should be fine.

Jerry Reeder said...

Grey, you are wrong. DEAD Wrong

GOOGLE Says on

To ensure a positive experience for Internet users and Google advertisers, sites displaying Google ads may not:

* Use third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf and click-exchange programs.

Don't Advertise Adsense on Traffic Exchanges

Jerry Reeder

Grey Fuzz said...

Jerry, I have to completely disagree with you here. Service such as BE, BS and others do not (at the surface) fit into any of the "paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf and click-exchange programs" This is my interpretation and experience with adsense.

No monetary gain is generated with legitimate traffic exchanges that require the user to intentionally display a given web page. Unlike the auto-surfers that run a java app to display pages without end user intervention.

I suppose the big G would be the only one to provide the definitive answer to this. An email requesting clarification from them will be forthcoming shortly, I'll post any response here as well.

Grey Fuzz said...

I humbly stand partially/mostly incorrect, this link explains better how traffic exchanges MAY lead to troubles;