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Google AdWords ad disapproved because of redirects to a different domain.

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by ymorin007, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. ymorin007

    ymorin007 Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I've just started to get familiar with clickbank and I've decided to start doing some testing with google Adwords and clickbank but I have the following issue with getting my ad approved.

    When I enter the URL provided by clickbank in the landing page for the google ad it rejects it because it redirects to a different domain.

    Do you know if I can pass my clickbank nickname as a parameter to the final URL. This way i wouldn't have to use the link that is used as redirect and would satisfy Google AdWords policy.

    Thanks
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You need a helluva cloaker in order to do that with Adwords.
     
  3. ymorin007

    ymorin007 Newbie

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    Thanks for the info I will look into that.
     
  4. smartstar1

    smartstar1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Forget about Adwords without cloaking promoting click bank products with a direct link is pretty much impossible. You can still try it with your own landing page. But honestly I would not risk my Adwords account for only doing some testing. Try Bing first and see what kind of results you get there.
     
  5. ymorin007

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    Thanks smartstar1,

    I'm looking at implementing a landing page since it would be less expensive then going thru a cloaking site. Also can you elaborate why Bing versus AdWords?
     
  6. HamFighters

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    Facebook ads >>>
     
  7. rjd1265

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    Adwords will ban you no matter if you
    a. use a direct or redirect link
    b. use a landing page that then sends the consumer to the vendors sales page
    c. cloak your link (they will find you, and soon)

    The only way I was able to get around Adwords was to create a very nice landing page, that almost looked like a sales page and instead of directing the consumer to the sales page, i directed them to the check out page.

    two things with this
    1. it is very hard, maybe even impossible to create cookies when doing this so you will lose sales
    2. conversions are greatly reduced, unless you are very very good at writing content and testing results with page layouts


    I suggest Facebook ads, although they are becoming very strict as well or Bing ads.

    I had a FB account banned because of a promotion on a potty training program through Clickbank.
    and good luck actually getting in touch with someone at facebook if you have questions. they just
    ban you and forget about you and will not answer any questions.

    Best of Luck,'
    Ryan
     
  8. nnahlee

    nnahlee BANNED BANNED

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    you need cloaking and even then it can get banned.
     
  9. berkay1907

    berkay1907 Senior Member

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    Lol "helluva cloaker" is the best for sure.

    You can get them approved with a cloaker but they won't last long bec google hates aff sites especially CB.You will still need a landing page. You can try bing ads they allow direct linking i guess.
     
  10. mancar487

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    I want to clarify some misinformation above from users that say you cannot promote clickbank products on adwords. This is incorrect.
    You CAN promote CB products on adwords and many of our top affiliates are in fact using this method to generate sales.

    The key is to have a CONTENT-RICH page, not your typical thin squeeze page. Put good quality content on it, and then link the ad to this page.
    The problem is that people don't bother to read the rules. Make sure you read the below link and check that your landing page complies with all the requirements before starting your campaign:
    https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2404197?hl=en

    Mancar
     
  11. rjd1265

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    I talked to an Adwords rep as my campaign was banned (Keep in mind I had spent $3,500 in 10 days with this new campaign).

    I told her that i had followed all the landing page rules to a "T" and she agreed it looked great.

    But she then pointed me to a section that explained why I was banned. I cant find it but ill give you the run down...

    It had to do with Bridge Pages

    Any page that was referred by an ad only to simply have a user click on a link to go to a page that sells a product, when you are not the owner of the site where the checkout will take place.

    Hence, we ran an ad, user clicks on it, goes to my landing page and that in turn goes to the vendors page.

    This is called a Bridge Page, Bridge Flow, Doorway

    I also explained that I have seen many ads on Adwords that do this and they are still running and she simply stated ("we will catch them eventually"

    The reason, as she explained to me of why they LAST longer is only because their pages are not "paper thin" and they are a bit more difficult to detect.


    Now Mancar487....I am not sure if you know of this and still disagree, never heard of it or know a way "around" it but the link you posted about landing pages was followed to each
    specification (even agreed the adwords rep) and it still got banned.

    My lander was about 15 pages long of original content, useful content, useful pictures and a nice video that I MADE, not just inserted from a YT channel.

    Here is there statement:
    Examples of abuse of the ad network: promoting content that contains malware; "cloaking" or using other techniques to hide the true destination that users are directed to; "arbitrage" or promoting destinations for the sole or primary purpose of showing ads; promoting "bridge" or "gateway" destinations that are solely designed to send users elsewhere; advertising with the sole or primary intent of gaining public social network endorsements from the user; "gaming" or manipulating settings in an attempt to circumvent our policy review systems


    Now I suppose if you have a really in depth landing page that shows real value it MAY be ok...but it is certainly not 100% guaranteed...it depends on who reviews your account that day and what mood they are in.
     
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  12. mancar487

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    Yes Rjd - bridge pages are not allowed, just like squeeze pages (pages that are focused solely on getting the user's email/info) are not allowed.

    It's all about how the selling on the site that you are sending the traffic from the ad to is done. Hard-selling is a clear no no. SOFT selling, in the most subtle form, is the way to go.

    So for example, if you send to a page that is a review of a product - even if it is unique content with useful info - you'll get banned as this would be an obvious bridge page (the aim of the page is to send the user elsewhere).

    The way our affiliates do it is to create websites with educational useful content that would stand alone without the ads - i.e. if these pages had no ads, they wouldn't be missing anything. If the site reads 'weird' without the ads, or feels incomplete without the ads, then it'd be a bridge page. If when you are reading the page you start getting the feeling that it is pushing you a product, or that it is about to recommend a product, than it'd be a bridge page.

    I would recommend having a look at advertisers in the competitive niches (as they would have definitely be actively monitored by adwords) and see how they do it. Soft-selling, in its most "soft" form, is key.

    Mancar