Possible admob TOS violation
edited December 2014 in General Discussion
When I am in an Andromo app with ads banner on the bottom... and I click on the "share" button and then on "see all"...
I have a lot of share possibilities in mi device and the list that appear is so long that covers the banner ad partially.
This is a violation of TOS of admob, I think.
Can You, Andromo, fix it?
only limiting the long of this list is enough in order to not cover the ad.
Drop-down menu obscures ad
A common reason that these warnings are issued is because a drop-down menu on the site partially or fully obscures AdSense ad.
Check that none of your drop-down menus, including social media sharing icons, overlap any portion of AdSense ad units on your site.
Additionally, sometimes publishers have ads that overlap with content on your site, which can be confusing for visitors.
For more details about these types of policy violations, see our ad implementation policies.
Avoiding accidental clicks
Encouraging accidental clicks
Publishers are not permitted to encourage users to click on Google ads in any way. This includes implementing the ads in a way that they might be mistaken for other site content, such as a menu, navigation, or download links.
Be careful when placing links, play buttons, download buttons, navigation buttons (e.g., “Previous" or “Next"), game windows, video players, drop-down menus, or applications near ads because they might lead to accidental clicks. Even if the layout unintentionally leads to accidental clicks, publishers may still receive a violation notification.
The problem is the possibility of accidental clicks that the log drop-down menu may provoke.
DISEÑO QUE PROPICIE CLICS ACCIDENTALES: los editores no pueden incitar a que los usuarios de su propio sitio hagan clic en los anuncios de AdMob. Esto incluye cualquier elemento que lleve a clics involuntarios, por ejemplo, anuncios situados cerca del área de juego o de barras de navegación, o bien anuncios y enlaces muy próximos entre sí.
CONTENIDO DE TERCEROS EN MARCOS: los editores no pueden publicar anuncios de AdMob en aplicaciones que incluyan en marcos contenido de otros sitios o aplicaciones sin la autorización de sus propietarios.
ANUNCIOS Y CONTENIDO SUPERPUESTO: según se estipula en las políticas del programa, los editores no pueden alterar en modo alguno el funcionamiento de los anuncios de AdMob, por ejemplo, no está permitido colocar los anuncios de tal modo que cubran parte del contenido de la aplicación o partes de una aplicación con el fin de cubrir una parte de los anuncios. Si su aplicación tiene menús desplegables, estos no deben cubrir los anuncios de AdMob.
Also, when you read here
and look at "Placing ads between menu items (Not recommended)"
this is exactly what our andromo apps currently do (e.g. in radio activity, where the banners are on top of the page, but below navigation).
This is NOT good at all! Andromo please fix this ASAP!
However, I'm sure it's not that big of a thing, because I saw this many times in other apps/games as well.
But a second look from Andromo would not hurt.
Maybe it wasnt a big thing, but it seems to be now ...
The placement of our banner ads has been fine in all your apps so far, so I doubt it is generating too many accidental clicks. Unless there has been an unannounced policy change I haven't see any evidence yet of this suddenly becoming a problem.
There aren't many places where you can show a banner ad in a radio activity without being near something. There are controls at the top (action bar) and at the bottom (audio controls). The list items themselves are selectable, so even placing the banners in the middle of the list might not be any better (and then they would move around as the list was scrolled). If you are going to show banner ads, there is going to be some risk of accidental clicks no matter where you put the ad.
I'm also not convinced that the Share button is an issue. The share button is showing a list of items generated by the OS. Its length depends on the number of appropriate activities that could handle the intent. There is no built-in way to limit the length of the list to prevent it from overlapping another control. In fact, there is no way to limit the height of the drop down of a Spinner view (Android's drop-down control) at all. If you want to control the height of the drop down you would need to build a custom control.
Do we know for sure that an app has been disabled because of a drop down menu in Andromo, and not a drop down menu within the content of a web page?
When I read something like this I am always panacking a little
I understand the problem with the radio activity.
Maybe you will find a solution for the drop down menus.
Thanks as always!