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AdSense Guidelines for Monetizing Flash Gaming Sites; Best Practices for Google Affiliate Network

AdSense team just published guidelines to monetize Flash gaming sites stating that the Flash game should be the primary focus of the pagem and keep the user in mind when placing ads.

Below are content issues on Flash gaming sites as well as common ad implementation violations for Flash gaming sites:

You can monetize Flash games, however, Google says it don’t permit monetizing games with sexual or violent content. And, also, advises to refrain from including or allowing any explicit or profane language in descriptions or comments.

Further, Google notes, that avoid placing AdSense for content ads too close to the Flash game–to reduce the risk of invalid click activity. “It’s recommended to maintain a distance of at least 150 pixels between the ads and the the edge of a game,” Google adds.

Google AdSense Guidelines for monetizing Flash gaming sites

AdSense for games (AFG) is a product designed specifically for the monetization of Flash games. Google said, using AdSense for content (AFC) ads as a pre-roll before, or mid-roll during a Flash game, is against the policies, “as the product was not created for this kind of an implementation.”

Those who wish to use Google ads as a pre-roll to a game, can apply for AFG here.

In other releated news, Google Affiliate Network team just published a new video series dubbed “The Google Affiliate Network Minute”, featuring members of the Affiliate Network team sharing some basic optimization tips.

In each short video, you’ll find helpful suggestions on how to get the most out of your Google Affiliate Network account.

Publisher video content:

Keeping your contact information current

Setting your communication preferences

Approving advertiser invitations

Advertiser video content:

Keeping your links current

Regularly reviewing pending publisher applications

Building a datafeed in Google Merchant Center

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