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Google Disabled A Whopping 224 Million Ads And Banned 889,000 Advertisers In 2012

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  1. Alfonso García

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    Holy moly the reviewers over at Google have a hell of a time last year! Google recently reported that they:


    • Google Disabled 224,000,000 bad ads in 2012
    • Google Banned 889,000 advertisers in 2012
    • Google Reported 223 countries and territories with bad advertisers
    • Google Reported 78 languages used in bad attempts - Tweet This
    • Google Experienced a 50% decrease in bad ads compared to 2011

    Google defines bad ads as ads that violate their advertising policies. This can range from counterfeit goods, harmful malware and spyware, dangerous services that may improperly access your personal information and more.


    They determine these bad ads by tracking them down with a combination of automated systems and human reviewers. They also receive help from users, advertisers and authorities.


    It's also noted that:


    • Google shut down 123,000 websites hiding malware in 2012
    • Google shut down 12,900 websites promoting get rich quick schemes in 2012
    • Google shut down 82,000 accounts attempting to sell counterfeit goods
    • Google shut down 8,600 accounts making phishing attempts


    Pretty damn busy year sounds like!
     
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    Hello, where did you get this report from?
     
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    lol, nice facts, never though about this one before at that big scale
     
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    Looks like those AdWords vouchers made blackhatters a huge amount of money! So sad that I never got in on the bandwagon... :(