I posted about this on my blog way back almost two years ago, but it seems FHM Philippines is still publishing AdSense ads on their homepage (screenshot after the jump). If you refer to the Google AdSense policies, it’s clearly stated that sites displaying mature content may not use Google AdSense.
Sites displaying Google ads may not include:
- Pornography, adult, or mature content
Now I’m sure some of you would argue on the “pornographic” aspect of FHM, but as for having mature and adult content, I would say FHM definitely falls under that classification.
I’m pretty sure this has already been reported to Google, but I’m wondering why action has not been taken yet. I’ve heard of AdSense users getting suspended or banned because of simple violations (like images beside ads, or ads posted on foreign-language sites; I know, that has happened to me several times). But this seems to be a more serious violation, and nothing has been done about it. I’m wondering about the mature nature of the link ads, too.
Is Summit getting preferential treatment because of their being a big publisher, at least in the Philippines? If that is so, then it’s one case of “everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others,” a la Animal Farm.