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Bridge Page Issue Adwords

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by sin_tzu, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. sin_tzu

    sin_tzu Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I set up a blog and am trying to use PPC to drive some traffic towards it. Problem is that both my attempts to set up adwords campaigns to this site, got rejected.

    Google is basically saying that my site violates their adwords terms and that my site is a bridge page. I understand the definition of bridge page and the idea behind it, my question is how can I get around this?

    I know I am not the first affiliate marketer trying to set up a site to send visitors over to a merchants site. There's tons of people out there doing this successfully.

    I have tried the following:

    - after first rejection and domain getting suspended in adwords, I bought a fresh domain
    - deleted old campaign, chose brand new product to promote because the first one had was in the television niche, which apparently adwords is not down with, so just to play safe I change the product. Set up the blog on a new domain.
    - added 10 articles, privacy policy, site map, contact us, about. (Made the site as "non-thin" as possible since I know google doesn't like thin affiliate sites
    - I used the wordpress plugin pretty links to cloak my affiliate links and make the 2 ads pointing to the affiliate site, look like they were internal links.
    - Then created brand new campaign and pushed it live.

    Then again, rejected!

    Only thing that I could think about is the fact that my content is coming from the product section on my affiliate services site. The content is provided by the affiliate manager and there's for sure a duplicate content issue. I know that for SEO purposes that's a problem, but is it the duplicate content that automatically triggers my site as a bridge page?

    If anyone has any idea on how to get around this issue, or just any ideas in general it could help me out. Thanks.
     
  2. sin_tzu

    sin_tzu Junior Member

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    Anyone got any advice on this?
     
  3. Clicks4Cash

    Clicks4Cash Registered Member

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    I am having the same issue sin-tzu so I will feed back accordingly if I find a solution.
     
  4. JESSCON

    JESSCON Regular Member

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    Same issue I wish the super IM'ers will give some guidance on this.