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Air ticketing (Travel Campaign) banned on AdWords?

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  1. Stencil

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    So my publisher whom I am buying calls from (He is from BHW) said today that there is an update on AdWords which has essentially banned the travel niche since there weren't any running ads for ticket booking(at the time)
    Is there anyone whose campaign was terminated? Can anyone help determine if we can run the ads same as before or is the niche really banned?
    Any help will be really appreciated to get over this situation.

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  2. b3w4r3

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    I think they are doing it because they want to dominate the air travel niche with Google Flights.
     
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    This is not the case at all. Travel/airfare ads are still running and running well.

    However, if this is a call-only campaign and you're offering a "go-between" ticket booking service, basically pretending to be airline customer service, then this will definitely get banned.

    You can see more about which ads are banned on their policy page: https://support.google.com/adspolicy/answer/6008942?hl=en
     
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    Same all my ads related to flight tickets have been approved but no traffic is coming. At least now i know why
     
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    My publisher's account was terminated.
     
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    Misrepresentation banned on adwords ?
     
  7. Stencil

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    That's banned since ages.
     
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    I know as the call campaign is over
     
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    This is not true need a perfect lander and safe keywords to be ok, working in my case :)
     
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    After some experiments, my publisher has figured it out I guess.
    But I reckon it must have affected the volume of calls, correct?
     
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    Yes lot of people got banned for misrepresentations policies on adwords with flight niche. Never use brand keywords, cheap, flight, airline keywords. But don't worry this banned is not serious just create new adwords account on same mcc to start promoting again if lander and keywords ok. Ofc don't use same TFN and domain to be safe when creating new mini account on the mcc.
     
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    I think that's quite helpful. Thanks a tonne mate.
    Really appreciate it.
     
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    My Campaign also got suspended today after 3 days of running with no traffic
     
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    What is your suspended reason ?
     
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    They Said misrepresentation reason and i was using call campaign.
     
  16. Stencil

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    Looks like there are a bunch of them who have suffered in the past week alone. I wonder how many have got back on their feet.
     
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    Yes flight niche become harder and harder, fucking adwords :/
     
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    The problem isn't Google Ads, it's the unscrupulous travel call centres in Africa and India that have been ripping people off.
     
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    Lets keep moral policing to a minimum. We are not discussing who is ripping off and who is a white cloak saint. I'll rather go to church if I have to preach or listen to philosophy.
     
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    It's not moral policing, it's pointing out why Google Ads is taking a heavy handed approach when it comes to advertisers promoting flight bookings.

    Google is focused on end user experience. When end users get ripped off, Google reacts. When it happens on a large scale, Google introduces a blanket policy.

    Unless you are an advertiser with a brick & mortar travel shop, or you're an accredited travel agent, then Google will likely suspend your account if you're offering telephone flight bookings.
     
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