Netvestor: Running adsense through an iframe widget

Monday, December 24, 2007

Running adsense through an iframe widget

This is a little known adsense technique used to accomplish two things. First is to run adsense with precise keywords that you select, and second is to run adsense where otherwise it would not be possible, like for example on Weebly.

As you know problem with weebly is that it does not support direct Javascript inserts. Adsense code needs to be pasted in the same format you get it. But weebly reformats it when you paste it and thus makes it unusable.

However weebly supports widgets and there is an adsense widget that allows you to configure your ads.Pretty much the same way you would normally. Enter your adsense publisher id and channel id (to track performance), decide on the size of the widget (give it a little room for ads to display) and choose your keywords. When you are done just paste the widget code into weebly's custom html component and there you have it, adsense running on weebly or any other similar development platform. You can see ads running on Wii Finder.

Running Adsense through a widget has one crucial advantage mentioned before. You get to choose exactly what keywords you want Adsense to run on! As long as you have keywords that target your page's content you should be all right with adsense TOS. I have written to adsense support about it to make sure, and truth be told they did not give me a straight answer. It was in the lines of "Thanks for trying to make sure you are withing adsense tos. Please take a look at help and google groups for an answer.". I posted the questions in adsense group but nobody answered. The widget author says it's legal, Google didn't say it wasn't so I guess it is 75% sure.

2 comments:

stevenwiddifield9817 said...

GREAT INFO MAN, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WITH A STRAIT ANSWER, I COULDNT GET ONE EITHER, VERY INFORMATIVE

Axl Torvald said...

I this that is illegal. You will be banned from google.