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Google Adwords Final Warning.. What should I do?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Ghoast, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    Okay, so I use adwords to promote just 1 site.

    Recently I added another site so I was promoting 2 now. The site I added didn't perform too well for me so I took it off.

    So I went back to just promoting the original site..

    Okay so then I get an email from LPQ support (google) saying that it's my final warning because of low quality score of my sites.

    They tell me the 2 sites in question.

    The first site is the one I mentioned above - I really don't care if it's low quality because I don't want to promote it anyway..

    The second site is a site I don't even own. Maybe a year ago I tried to promote a clickbank product through ppc and this is the url they have included.. The url wasn't my specific affiliate one but the actual home page of the website - which obviously I have no control over!

    Okay so I don't want to promote either of these two websites anyway - do I just ignore this email or are there steps I should be taking? I'm confused as both the urls they have a problem with are paused or disabled campaigns that I don't want running anyway..

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. chano420

    chano420 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So long as the campaigns are not running you should be ok. To improve a low quality score make sure the information on the page is closely related to the info in your ad. Send G an email saying what you did here, that way you can be sure not to lose your adwords account.
     
  3. Ghoast

    Ghoast Power Member

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    I don't use either of the websites anymore.

    The first one I don't use any more

    The second one I don't own so I can't change anything!

    Both of these urls are in inactive campaigns..
     
  4. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It doesnt matter if its inactive. It better be deleted not just paused. In other words if you still have the url in any ad that is paused the flagging continues. You should delete the adgroup completely so the url to the slapped domain DOES NOT exsits anywhere in your campaigns.

    I got the same email and i was down for 3 days. After i asked them to look into why i was told that it was because when a real human checked my url the site was down which i find hard to believe. So they re enabled it. I was lucky but i get no more warnings. After this i believe they will simply suspend my account.

    Also, your ads has to match your landing page or site. In other words if you say in your ad;

    Is product x a scam?

    The destination URL better go to a page that answers the question and doesn't just talk about how you cured your problem with a testimonial.
     
  5. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    prepare to lose your acct soon, and look into how to get a new one :p
     
  6. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Great words of encouragement!
     
  7. Chronos

    Chronos Junior Member

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    I don't understand why so many people get their AdWords accounts locked!? I run some pretty "black hat" campaigns per se, and I've never, ever had Google threaten me. You guys must be promoting some stuff you're not supposed to be promoting.
     
  8. Chronos

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    I don't understand why so many people get their AdWords accounts locked!? I run some pretty "black hat" campaigns per se, and I've never, ever had Google threaten me. You guys must be promoting some stuff you're not supposed to be promoting.
     
  9. johnwho

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    I receive an email too. Now I'm scared to promote my newly created site. Its a simple lead capture page that teaches people some online method.

    I think lead capture pages are not allowed anymore because in their email they said.

    What do you think? adwors is my main tool in generating targeted leads. I'm planning to promote my site in their content network.

    Thanks
     
  10. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    I got this too , had some old campaings as paused. Other one was zip submit and other one , well i think they had changed the site at some point since i don't remember seeing that page before :p

    well i deleted the campaings for now
     
  11. Georgebg

    Georgebg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I guess you should try e-mailing them and solve the issue before you get a ban.
    They sometimes ban and ask questions later ;)
     
  12. bigbang322

    bigbang322 Newbie

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    safest bet here is correct problem and e-mail them to prevent ban -- usually ban comes first if there is no reply
     
  13. agag2

    agag2 Supreme Member

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    email them although it may take a while for them to respond...
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  14. charvak

    charvak Registered Member

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    I received the same letter.
    I have promptly deleted the campaign and write a simple letter telling them that I have deleted the campaign.

    Here is the answer I received.

    Hope this will help.
     
  15. troybh

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    I have no freaking idea why google gets these low quality scores from. It seems like a mystery to me. My page is directly related to my keywords, I bid enough, says my terms are too "general" WTF. I am advertising exactly what is on my website??????
     
  16. digitali16

    digitali16 Registered Member

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    I really dont get what they are doing related to Quality score lately because it seems that there are guys doing massive campaigns with KW spam some how. I see a lot of ads for swapink or whatever it is called on Tons of sites in different niches. I also see Hostgator ads all over as well. Now I know the image ads are a different beast but how are guys doing all the search and content network stuff with Totally irrelevent ads and not getting a response from Big G.

    Best of luck to the op I really hope things get worked out and you get past this. The letter shown as a response has me even more confused.