W3 Total Cache Plugin Can Get You Banned from Google AdSense
W3 Total Cache is a popular caching plugin for wordpress powered blogs. I have been using it after I quit using WP Super Cache wordpress plugin. I had been satisfied with its performance ever since. I have also tried CDN with it. Its good. Makes your wordpress blog run faster. Recently TechMynd was landed into adsense blacklist and i was checking few things and this problem caught my eye. Generally whenever you are using a wordpress plugin, you should give importance to its options detail. You better be careful about what plugin you are using and what type of changes it makes on your blog coding and source. If you are not careful enough then W3 Total Cache plugin can get you banned from Google Adsense. Here is how:
That’s surely a policy violation. Surely you won’t do it intentionally but W3 Total Cache would do it for you happily if you allow it. By default those options are unchecked in W3 Total Cache.
W3 Total Cache > Minify > HTML minify settings, JS minify settings and CSS minify settings.
This is a precaution. Some expert or W3 Total Cache developers would have answers. They have provided a box where you can put google_ad_client to let W3 Total Cache ignore the Google Adsense code area but they have written the following in there:
Its google_ad_client and not the google_ad_section_. Make sure you are careful with the Adsense policies and thoroughly revise all your wordpress plugins.
In this sense, WP Super Cache is better because it won’t confuse you with these issues and I have seen few recent improvements in WP Super Cache Plugin. TechMynd still serves pages using W3 Total Cache.
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