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Pretty Pissed At Google Playing Favorites For Adwords

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by OrdoAbChao, May 26, 2014.

  1. OrdoAbChao

    OrdoAbChao Junior Member

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    So google states that any sites related to eJuice, eLiquid etc is against their Policies and they wont allow them.
    However, if you google eJuice, you'll get many advertisers promoting ejuices, eliquids and even ecigs and mods.

    I have tried 4 different sites, URL's and content to get approved even using brand new accounts and they decline them all.
    I just tried to get www.ilovejuices.com approved. Not a single product or mention of ejuice and they still declined it.

    Anyone have any insight as to why google knowingly allows some people to advertise a violating product but not others? And I say knowingly because we've discussed these other sites for weeks now and they are still there. I haven't been trying to get them taken off, as that wont help anyone, but I've been trying to get them to tell me how they are approvable and what I have to do as well.
     
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    seveneleven Power Member

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    Might be your landing page, looks like a CPA offer thus they declined it
     
  3. cyber.surfer

    cyber.surfer Regular Member

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    Yes, your landing page is the issue. It does not provide any useful info to the user and is nothing but just an information harvesting page that too without any privacy policy page and that definitely violets Adwords policy.
     
  4. Scritty

    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Google changed their policy a couple of years back . No adwords to explicit squeeze or sign up pages.
    Yes - it's a bloody cheek as nearly all Amazon and Ebay ads that Google publish go to little more than sales pages.

    They have some lovely linguistic prestidigitation which attempts (and fails) to justify this stance and points out some differences which seem as if they were designed to explicitly accommodate their big sales accounts with these retail behemoths

    (HINT - They almost definitely WERE designed specifically for this purpose - with the argument to justify it tacked on afterwards - which is why it's so thin and transparent)

    Google's real attitude to the small punter who they will squeeze for cash when it suite them - but then shit on as soon as the big boys want preferential treatment and ask that the small fry marketers get pushed away to clear the path for them is summed up by the laconically sarcastic Sgt Major Williams here;



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  5. cyber.surfer

    cyber.surfer Regular Member

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    Landing page with no navigation and just information harvesting is not allowed. But sometimes if the page is well informative it passes the manual review, when asked to re-check after getting the ad suspended by automated bots.
    And yes I do agree with you here, same thing happened with the remote tech support industry when adwords stopped taking ads from them citing "user safety" just to promote their own product "helpout" which does the same i.e remotely assisting people. No doubt they are overly biased. And this happens when you have a monopoly.
     
  6. OrdoAbChao

    OrdoAbChao Junior Member

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    I've literally tried 4 different sites before this newsletter signup.
    My last attempt before this newsletter signup was just a bunch of pictures of fruit in an ecommerce setup. Completely stripped of any references to eliquid etc.
    It was far less "related" to ejuice/eliquid than the other sites currently advertising.

    We are actually thinking of taking legal action on this because it's unfair advertising practices.
     
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    Enjoy getting fucked in the ass by them, unless you have over 100k for all the trial expenses. :)
     
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    With that being said, the outcome of this case will be very interesting...

    http://performinsider.com/2014/05/l...n=lawsuit-accuses-google-of-non-payment-fraud
     
  9. lagger

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