I just came across something very interesting while viewing a forum on another website. At the top of the screen was an AdSense ad, and below the ad I saw a curious phrase:
"This is an ad revenue sharing forum"
I don't need to name the website because if you Google the above phrase, it appears along with several other forums that are doing the same thing. In essence, here's how it works:
- If you start a thread, your AdSense client ID will be used a portion of the time on ads when the thread is displayed.
- If you reply to a thread, your AdSense client ID will be used a portion of the time on ads when your post is displayed.
That's the basic idea, although the few forums I checked out had other restrictions, like a minimum number of posts, no junk posts, etc.
Is this legitimate? Does this violate the TOS in any way?
Any Opinions? Would you participate in this?
I did not find the right solution from the internet