Adsense Spotted on tourism.gov.pk #Fail

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation’s website is found to be using Adsense on almost every page with bloopers as smallest possible font, iFrames and Google Translation for different languages.

www.tourism.gov.pk is considered to be an official gateway to Pakistan’s tourism corporation and since it got .gov suffix so with great power, comes great responsibility and that is what they lack here.

If you go through the website, you will find adsense banners at the bottom of each page which are highly discouraged as official website are not supposed to do that and common guess here is, the web developer might have incorporated his/her own adsense code to generate some bucks.

Whatsoever is the reason, concerned department is held responsible.

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Also if you notice, website is using iFrames for the content to be shown. Seems like they are doing so to maintain the style of the website but still CSS could have served the purpose here as iframes might have bad impact on browsers which do not support them in graphical way.

The only advantage which they are getting here is the property of iframes to load the document in pre-allocated space and that is how the website is trying to maintain the layout – a non-professional approach!

Above all, website is using ‘smallest font’ for the sidebar menu and context which is once again not appreciated at all since you are supposed to make content/links as much read-able as you can.

Lastly, since the website is considered to be having international visitors as well so, at least, they have thought of incorporating different languages but with Google Translation and most of us are already aware that Google Translation isn’t a healthy practice to be performed on an official website.

Via Sohail Abid


  • ameerhamza

    Now the website is not opening and it is giving error may it got hacked ?

  • shame on them !!
    They r not supposed to do that ,somebody should take notice of that .

  • Saad Hamid

    Lol the PTDC site looks like it was made in the 80s. It’s still visually better still.

    Now about the AdSense thing :) who do you think should be blamed? PTDC or the vendor who made the site for them.

    Obviously PTDC does not have tech-savvy people who would even know what AdSense is but the agency/vendor who made the site for them knew they could cash on it and SO they did. So lets curse the vendors here, a little PTDC too :p

    Agree or not?

    • Agreed. But as far as I know, there is some e-government campaign under federal government and it should, atleast, take care of gov’s.

      I think vendor shouldn’t be blamed here as everyone utilizes and tries to get maximum out of a little opportunity and they are doing (if they). I think most of us will do the same.

  • TALHA PAKISTANI

    look at the website…..does it even look like an official website….it really a matter of shame and concern….

  • technology pakistan

    Bhai Pakistan he sab chalta he, Kisi developer ne ads past kardeye honge.

  • Nauman Afzal

    Come on guys let them make a few bucks to cover hosting costs :-)

  • silentpla3er

    Well, I don’t Understand why Propaki is Jealous of Someone else, Who are Making Some bucks to cover their hosting costs,

    Look at geo.tv, jang.com, express.com.pk, samaa.tv, and even the biggest name in pakistan and around the world are using adsense to generate some revenue,

    But so sad, Propakistani is too using Adsense to generate few bux, Beleive it or not propakistani will not be able to run without adsense….

    So Look at your own Garaiban before looking into soomeone else..
    :>

    • admin

      Boss, you are comparing commercial websites with government ones…

      And BTW government websites are backed by millions of rupees of funds. Why would they rely on adsense to meet their hosting expense?

    • MohAdnan

      Well,
      Propaki needs a post to get comments and source of traffic but doesn’t know what is wrong or right.;-))

  • Salman Abbas

    Haha and the website looks childish, using marquee tag, tables for layout and annoying gifs :/

  • technology pakistan

    So, funny But I think that Ads has been added for some unoffical cause on the site, not for covering there hosting cost. As Govt. Pakistan is having there own hosting servers .

  • Or maybe The Tourism industry not give them that much revenue so they start Adsense :p lolzzzz

  • Geld

    I think it’s just for aesthetics website. : D

  • to be beautiful

    hahhahahahahhahahahahahahahaha they get millions of the rupees as funds and still they want to earn only few hundreds from adsense? too cheap to bear . i just visited it and still these adds are going on.

  • trans fats

    These addds will not be stopped at any caste because all this is instructed by zardari . Earn any way from any sources is zardari’s order