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Re: Google's ad placement policy

I have noticed that when clicking on some Forbes links, I am taken to a screen with an ad in the middle - at the top there is a link to skip the ad. Upon clicking on the skip link I am taken to the article I want to view.

I want to implement something similar on my sites, where, when clicking on a search result, a the results window first displays one AdSense add on the screen with a similar UI as what I saw on Forbes.

Currently, when a user clicks on a result, a new tab/window opens with the result. What I am proposing is that before the result appears, the screen displays a "Continue to result" link at the top in large letters, and in the center of the page, "Advertisement" with the ad below.

This is the only popup that is user initiated and there are no other popups on the site.

Navigation elements are not modified in any way.

Will I get penalized by Google for implementing this?

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If you are using Adsense ads, they should be placed exclusively on pages that have content. This is the general rule.

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