Posts Tagged: nipplegate

Bye Bye Adsense

Well, looks like I’m just another victim of Nipplegate 2012. Got an e-mail from Google this afternoon that they have suspended my adsense account due to lewd and provocative content. The example page they linked to in order to show the kind of content they object to was this very old page (nsfw) buried deep in my site.

I’m not sure if it’s the cigar, the nipples, or the peek of labia, but other than the model being nude, there’s nothing lewd about this shot.

Here’s the list of unacceptable content from Google’s advertising arm:

As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature content. In addition to photos and videos which contain nudity or sexual activities, below are some other examples of unacceptable content:

  • Lewd or provocative images
  • Crude or indecent language, including adult stories
  • Sexual tips or advice * Sexual fetish sites (e.g. foot fetish content)
  • Adult toys or products * Ads or links to external sites containing adult content
  • Adult links and/or adult keywords within the meta data in the source code of your site

So, I ask you, what have you seen here on my site that meets those criteria? Even *linking* to, or *talking about* some topics gets you kicked off the largest online advertising system in the world.

So while I’m off to find a new advert company for my various photo and text blogs, I leave you with this oh so lewd, provocative and indecent image. Or at least that’s what Google thinks of it.

Not since the great Nipplegate of 2004…

(Warning to HR depts everywhere: The following article contains that most offensive of body parts; the Nipple.  Please tread carefully lest your heads explode on the walls and your lawyers salivate on their briefs.)

Not since the great Nipplegate of 2004 has there been such a high level of attention payed to such a small thing as the current furor over a Sears website advert for their lingerie.  Both Jezebel and Adrants are all over this story.

When I was a young lad of (mumble years, dodged dinos then, I did) I remember the Sears catalog.  Yes, boys and girls, the days of the print catalog.  Eventually my interests moved from the Lego and Tonka toys to perusing something a bit softer, with frills and sometimes even a hint of nipple or pubes.

Later, there was the Victoria’s Secret catalog and that holiest of holy books for a young teen, Fredericks of Hollywood.  Even today, I find lingerie and sensually designed photos to be more appealing than just plain nudity.   There’s a story, a sense of personality, a sensualness that’s missing in most Playboy style nude shots.

Enough reminiscing about the good old days.  Back to today’s world of the Internet.  It seems the AFA and other such organizations are all up in arms about nipples.  Again.    I swear those people were bottle babies.

Over at Sears, buried in their Exotic Lingerie section