How do you know if a keyword will be suspended?

Discussion in 'General PPC Discussion' started by greyhat91, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. greyhat91

    greyhat91 Newbie

    May 18, 2015
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    Quick question.

    Is there a way to find out what keywords are allowed or suspended on Google Adwords or do you have to test them?

    I'm starting a new google adwords account for a new domain. I wanted to put some adwords up with specific keywords. However, I am worried that the account could get suspended, and cannot at all risk mine getting flagged.

    Those particular keywords land many websites on the front page, about 6-7+ websites that are using those keywords already. However, I don't know if they're necessarily "allowed" because when I searched the keywords on keyword planner tool they often came up as "0" monthly searches or low (which is 100% not the case).

    I tried a different niche previously that had the same issue. There were plenty of sites that had the keywords, but when I put mine up it got suspended.

    If anyone could help me out I'd extremely appreciate it.
  2. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

    Jun 25, 2011
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    There is nothing in the Adwords policies about keywords that you cannot use. You can use any keyword you want and in 14 years I've never seen nor heard of disapproved keywords.

    Now ads can be disapproved for many reasons. That is not a reason to suspend an account or ban it. Just don't keep repeating the same mistake that gets ads disapproved.

    More serious policy violations will get your account suspended. These are typically billing issues. An outright ban are repeated violations of the same rules.

    You seem to have concerns only about keywords, I'm guessing you plan to use somewhat sensitive keywords. If so, the problem may not be the keywords but what you plan to advertise which may be against their policies. So I would consult the policies and see if you are allowed to advertise what you are selling or if there are any special rules and restrictions about these products.
  3. cruguy

    cruguy BANNED BANNED

    Apr 8, 2016
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    The best guess would be that check for that keyword in google and see if there are any ads running, that is the only way, but thats just one hope of checking if keywords are allowed or not.

    Other than that, there is no way you can find if a keyword is suspended or not.
  4. amandaaa

    amandaaa Newbie

    Aug 23, 2016
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    I recommend you read Adwords policies to find out more.
  5. semo2

    semo2 Newbie

    Dec 20, 2014
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    Check keyword in google and see if there are any ads running.