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CrowdSource Complaints on an Adwords Advertiser?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by AK Lee, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. AK Lee

    AK Lee Newbie

    Aug 31, 2014
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    Several months ago, my competitors got my adwords account suspended for "Information Harvesting" (i.e. collecting name, email, phone in exchange for a download)

    They taunted me privately with their victory.

    I was using a squeeze page, like many other similar other advertisers in our niche. I had been running for 3+ years without issue.

    However, my competitors are continuing to run ads for the same keywords, using squeeze pages almost identical to mine.

    I have reported them a few times over the past few months, but to no avail. I'm thinking if I could crowdsource a few dozen people to report them for violating the same policy, I could draw more attention to them, and at least find solace in the fact that they would be blocked on adwords as well.

    Does anyone have recommendations? I tried microworkers but they do not allow jobs they consider "negative".

    I realize some might say that I could open a new adwords account, but I have tried that already and was unsuccessful, even using a relative's name, credit card, email (not gmail), billing address, computer, separate internet connection (3g), geo location, and new domain with different whois.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2013
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    Virtuous Route: Apply to a different program Chitika or Admob. If they're doing something unethical or against Adsense's TOS, they'll be caught sooner or later.
    Vindictive Route: Negative SEO their website; buy them 100,000 spam links from Fiverr. Get those people you crowdsourced to clickbomb their ads into oblivion, too.

    I suggest going the virtuous route on this one. There's no need to waste your time on your competitors unless they do this to you again.