Can we place Google Ads with other ads on the same page?

Google AdSense is the best source for publishers to earn money from their website/blog. But most of the new publishers have one doubt that whether they can place other ads on the same page along with Google ads or not. I have seen many users discussing on this topic on different forums.

So I searched for this on Google Adsense Support and concluded that we can place Google Adsense ads along with other ads on the same page but they have some conditions like :

  • The formatting or colors of the third party ads should be different from that of Google ads
  • You should make it clear to the users that the ads are served by different advertising networks and the non-Google ads have no association with Google.

They also made it clear in their Google AdSense Program Policies that:

In order to prevent user confusion, we do not permit Google ads or search boxes to be published on websites that also contain other ads or services formatted to use the same layout and colors as the Google ads or search boxes on that site. Although you may sell ads directly on your site, it is your responsibility to ensure these ads cannot be confused with Google ads.

Have a look :

Google Adsense Policies

So to be on the safe side I will recommend you to place Google ads only on the pages that do not contain any third party ads.

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Added by Editor:

There are many ad-networks which you can use alongwith Google AdSense. We are using Kontera, PerformancingAds andΒ  WidgetBucks successfully here on Devils Workshop. πŸ™‚


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10 Comments

[email protected]@noid January 26, 2009

There are many ad program we can use with Google adsense.
What I prefer is
Kontera or Infolinks

Chitika or adsdaq

Widgetbucks or buy sell ads.

Raju January 27, 2009

different color coding should be sufficient to keep Google happy!

VISHAL January 27, 2009

Which service is best other than Google Adsense , coz i am just using adsense ads.

Tell me the other better services if any πŸ™‚

sauravjit January 27, 2009

can i register my site to adsense if i m already using adbrite????
or i ve to remove the ads temporarily….

Rahul Bansal January 29, 2009

@Vishal
I already linked to ad-networks which works better for me.
Of course, dont expect them to work better than Google AdSense.

@sauravjit
You can not use adsense and adbrite on one site. Remove adbrite and then apply for adsense.

Anshul May 1, 2010

Hi Rahul.. I read in an article in Cats Who Blog that blogs using Text Link Ads gets penalized by Google in terms of PR. Does Infolinks comes under the category of Text Link Ads ? Will I lose PR if I use it on my blog ?

sauravjit January 29, 2009

@Rahul

Thanks πŸ™‚
and guess what???? i m finally getting my own domain name…. πŸ˜€

Simran February 9, 2009

@sauravjit

Congrats πŸ™‚

jeff March 31, 2012

this post a savior. now i can comfortably post my affiliation ads on my blog together with ad sense.