Google Adsense allows publisher the freedom to put images around adsense ads on a specific blog. According to the adsense team it was ok to use it provided that it was within our moral judgment. What kind of abstract right? This is what the Google Adsense team has to say:
You’re welcome to place images near the Google ads on your site. However, we ask that publishers not place misleading images near Google ads or use images that appear to be directly associated with the advertisers and their offerings. Such images may draw undue attention to the ads and prompt unintentional user clicks, thereby artificially inflating advertiser costs. As you may know, drawing undue attention to ads is in violation of our program policies, so we’re unable to approve the placement of all images next to Google ads.
image source: Rojak
image source: Problogger
I wonder if these publishers ever thought of the consequences, it’s kind of like cheating as we all know these sexy images really do attract visitors. Breaking adsense simple rules is not even worth the risk, I guess these publishers don’t think long term. They are simply impatient.