SEO: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Miguel Cotto Result

Pacquiao and Cotto’s fight is one of the best. A highly considered classic fight! It is one of the best boxing fights of all time. Both fighters gave all their strength, sweat, and blood in the name of boxing. They did not fail their fans.

Cotto is too strong, but Pacquiao put on his dominating performance, utilizing his blazing speed and combination of power from both hands. Pacquiao knocked Cotto twice and turn his face into a river of blood. On the 55 seconds into the last round, Pacquiao stopped and defeated Cotto via TKO.

SEO: Manny Pacquiao Vs. Miguel Cotto Result

But, wait… this post is not about the fight. I want to discuss the tricks (not techniques) that other bloggers used not only to increase their SERP rank (Search Engine Result Page), but I want to specifically point out how they blatantly violated Adsense guidelines.

As you can see from this picture, the only text of this site is those in the yellow ellipse. One of Adsense’s policies is for publishers not to be “placed on any non-content-based page.” Content drives ads. I don’t know if you can call that page a “content-based” page, tell me.

Just like the first example, the only content here is the one you can see on top and that’s it! It’s more like a sub-header than content. I guess this 2nd example violated another Adsense policy – “not to: Placed on pages published specifically for the purpose of showing ads.” There’s nothing on that site except for Google AdSense and Chitika ads on the left sidebar (Red ellipse).

Searching for “Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto live stream” on Google will lead you to this site. It’s actually on Google result page no. 1! Just like the previous examples, the only non-Google Adsense on this blog are those in yellow and blue ellipses. Those links on the blue ellipse are very tricky. They really blend on the 3 ad links on top, but don’t you think this site is against Adsense policy – “publishers participating in the AdSense program may not: Format ads so that they become indistinguishable from other content on that page.”?

While the fight was going on for undercards, I’ve tried to check on some “Pacquiao vs Cotto free live stream” and I saw two sites that directly violate Adsense policy. One blog that I saw has a pop-up for the survey that obscures the page. Directly underneath the survey form are Adsense ads! “Google ads, search boxes or search results may not be: Obscured by elements on a page.”

The 2nd blog had a text to this effect ” Watch the free live stream on this link” and below it is Adsense ad links! The text was committed with contempt. 😀 . It blatantly violated the policy – “publishers participating in the AdSense program may not: Encourage users to click the Google ads using phrases such as “click the ads”, “support us”, “visit these links” or other similar languages.” (As of this writing, I think the site has been taken down already because I could not find it anymore!).

The authors of these “tricky” blogs that I discussed here ( these are actually not blogs but sites made for Adsense) know what they are doing. They are well versed in SEO. They know it at heart. They’re applying and practicing the best SEO techniques BUT they also inviting themselves to get out of the Adsense program easily.

I’m not here to ridicule how they’re using SEO but to educate the readers to be careful on how they use the knowledge they are possessing.

Google Adsense provides a good income source for many bloggers. Sure there are a lot of gray areas on how to implement some of the rules, and open to interpretation but it is our responsibility to adhere to the program’s policy. You cannot accuse Google like you are arguing with your school principal using “I didn’t know it was wrong” lame excuse.

Whenever in doubt, use your best judgment to determine your site’s compliance. If you suspect that an implementation may violate the spirit of one of Adsense’s policies, I’d recommend you err on the side of caution and modify the implementation.

If you really don’t know what to do, ask Google Adsense staff, I assure you they are very helpful.

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