Advertising

Advertising
08 /22 2014
This article will outline the conditions and regulations regarding the display of advertising on FC2 Blog templates.

Advertisements displayed using advertisement tags

Text advertisements referred to in this article shall mean advertisements that show up on user blogs due to advertisement tags (independent variables <%ad> <%ad2>) that have been planted in the template source.

Pages that are to display advertisements

The allowable scope for advertisement display by advertisement tags shall be as follows;

- PC template

All pages except for places on the blog where the user cannot edit or alter, including the entry display screen, comment confirmation screen or XML pages such as RSS.

- Mobile phone template

Header and footer for each page.

- Smartphone template

Header and footer for each page. Overlay advertisements allowed.

Placement of advertisements

- PC template

If it is a public template, advertisements for PC pages can be displayed in the upper or lower parts of the page (header/footer position). If there has been no changes made within a month the advertisement will be displayed in the upper part of the entry. If the HTML for public or shared templates has not been altered, there will already be an advertisement tag within the template source.

There are no regulations regarding the display position (insert position of the advertising tag).

If an advertisement is visible on a page opened in a regular browser then display position is not an issue.

-Mobile phone template

Advertisements will be displayed in the upper or lower part of the page (header/footer position).
The display position (insert position of the advertising tag) for the upper part <%mob_ad> and for the lower part<%mob_ad2>.

(Users are forbidden from entering two advertisements simultaneously in either the header or footer)

-Smart phone template

Advertisements will be displayed as overlay advertisements or in the upper or lower parts of the page (header/footer position).

The display position (insert position of the advertising tag) for the upper part shall be <%ad>, lower part <%ad2> and for the overlay <%ad_overlay>.

Acts that obstruct the proper displaying of advertisements

- Intentional removal of advertisement tags from the template source.
- Advertisement output is blocked for the corresponding pages by placing the advertisement tags in the template source into other block parameters.
- Using the structure of HTML or CSS tab control specifications to excluding advertisements by pushing them out of the display area.
-Layering so that advertisements are hidden or hiding advertisements using the structure of HTML or CS tab control specifications.
- Lowering the visibility by making both the text color and background color approximate and minimizing the font size.
- Hiding advertisements by including tags such as noscript or iframe within the advertisement tags.
- All and any other acts that would disrupt the displaying of advertisements on pages where they should be displayed.

* The above and any similar acts if carried out will be in violation of regulations.

If advertisements do not display because of a fault:

If an advertisement is not being displayed for despite the user having no recollection of intentionally removing it or for other reasons such as being removed due to server errors etc. we ask that you please get in touch with FC2 by clicking on the link below. 

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Exemption from advertisements

Steps to exempt a blog from the displaying of advertisements can be made to certain blogs following a request being made to FC2. Possible candidates include education, public welfare and other similar NPOs as well as blogs that somehow contribute to the operation of FC2 Blogs such as the FC2 Manual Blog.

Following the review of a request, steps may be taken to ensure the blog is exempt from the display of text advertisements. If you would like to make a request to be exempt, please click on the link below.

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