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SqueezePage + AdWords, how do you do that?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by trendfol, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. trendfol

    trendfol Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I starting on PPC and I would like to know if a Squeeze Page is allowed or not. I read the TOS of AdWords and that TOS are subjective, so for example, if I want to promote a clickbank product I can't use a Squeeze Page? How do you promove stuff without landing or squeeza pages?

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  2. nes22

    nes22 Registered Member

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    If you're caught promoting a clickbank product or have a one page website then you'll be banned for life. I would suggest doing more research on this to avoid hours and hours of frustration.
     
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    fullwall3t Power Member

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    Review site or review article is ok?
     
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    nes22 Registered Member

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    One page review site is exactly the type of pages they are looking at to ban.

    ANY one page website = ban
    ANY website promoting product without having a full checkout for purchase on the same website = ban
    ANY review website = ban
    ANY website collecting information without a need to = ban

    Also if you're promoting a high risk keyword such as "weight loss" you might be banned even if you do follow all of their rules.
     
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    trendfol Junior Member

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    What about facebook? It is The same?
     
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    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    People still use squeeze pages?
     
  7. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    Once again, there is a lot of misinformation about using PPC.

    Pretty much all the major ad networks have more or less the same rules. I suggest using Adwords and follow their policies. If you do, you can't go wrong with any other.

    The reason people get banned is not following policies. It has nothing to do with promoting CB products.

    Squeeze page: not allowed. The definition being a page where you ask for email or other information before being sent to the offer. You don't get banned for this, your ads simply are suspended until you fix the issue. However, if you keep repeating over and over, they'll ban you since in their view, you are not the type of advertiser they want.

    The solution is to have your own sales page but don't send your visitors to the merchant's sales page. That's called a bridge page and not allowed. A "Buy now" button that goes to another sales page is not a buy now button. Instead, send them where it is expected, to the checkout.

    The alternative solution is to send clicks directly to the merchant offer. The caveat there is that THAT page has to follow all policies as well. Now and in the future. Otherwise, that campaign will be suspended until the page follows the rules. Since you don't own that page and can't make changes, that's a problem. I can't confirm but I've heard of an entire account being suspended because of this. The solution is to directly promote offers only where the page follows all the rules and should follow them in the future, what I call "safe" affiliates. Unfortunately, most CB products I've seen would not. Read and understand the policies. Failure to do so is what got many affiliates in trouble using Adwords.

    >> ANY one page website = ban
    Not true.

    >> ANY website promoting product without having a full checkout for purchase on the same website = ban
    Not true.

    >>ANY review website = ban
    Not true. Again, review and understand the polices. A lot of review websites I've seen have bridge pages. You don't get banned outright for this, simply get suspended until the issue is fixed. But if you continue insisting on breaking the same rule over and over, you will get banned. Think of it as a three-strikes and you're out rule.

    >>ANY website collecting information without a need to = ban
    Again, not true. Yes if you are talking about a pure squeeze page (ads suspended actually unless you keep repeating the same offense). No if you do it properly, that is, not simply collecting information.

    There is no problem promoting a weight loss product for example as long as it's done right. This niche is affected by a few policies. First, you can't use misleading terms or unrealistic expectations. Saying that the product will let you shed 20 pounds in a days is unrealistic and that would not be approved. Any such product using ephredrine or any of a hundred other drugs on the list would not be approved.

    Read and fully understand the policies. If there's any doubt in your mind, get clarification. If you are still not sure, don't promote that product.
     
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  8. nes22

    nes22 Registered Member

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    You're right there is a lot of misinformation.

    You WILL be BANNED after the first time they find out you have a squeeze page. Also "suspended" is NOT the correct word. Why are you buying into Google's political correctness?

    Exactly. Once you're Adwords account is "linked" to a page that entire domain must follow Adwords policies forever otherwise you'll be banned for life. There are people who have been banned for a domain they advertised for 1 day over 5 years ago. How STUPID is Google to think that the policy is a good idea? So that alternative solution is a horrible idea. Once again you're placing the blame on the advertiser not comprehending the subjective policies when in actuality it's Google that's acting stupid.

    It is true. You have to have a terms of use and privacy policy. Also they just don't "like" one page websites and ban.

    How is it not true? It would be considered a bridge page which means ban for life. Now you might be able to appeal if it's a 3rd party checkout page for PCI compliance (such as 2checkout). I've read that someone got BANNED just for having that.

    No you do get banned outright for this. The whole suspended until the issue is fixed is complete BS. Also the correct word is banned not suspended. The reasoning from what I've heard is that there are certain business models that can't be fixed by changing the website.


    No it is true. It falls under the "untrustworthy promotions" and even if your innocent it doesn't matter. You'll be accused of "phishing" for users information and it doesn't matter if you're 100% innocent because they won't listen to you.

    You made me laugh because I know that you're wrong. Here look at this video: youtube /watch?v=0jLYeAqWSyA
    Although you'll definately be banned for misleading terms/false claims uou can still be banned even if you follow every rule.
     
  9. LucidMarketing

    LucidMarketing Regular Member

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    There is a difference between being banned and simply having your ads suspended for one reason or another. It's not political correctness and the two terms have very different meanings.

    I agree that Google does take it to extremes and suspend ads or even accounts (I can't vouch for that as I don't do AM. I've heard stories) for advertising a site not following policies which you can't control. However, they are the keepers of the gate. We may not agree and think it's stupid but it's their company and their rules and we have no power over that. So the lesson here I'm pointing out is to be aware of these rules before starting. Unfortunately, most people don't and run into these issues and then say it's stupid. It's like saying you are going way over the limit and getting arrested. Before driving that fast, the onus is on you to know the rules and follow them, not saying that rule is stupid after the fact.

    As for the checkout thing, you are saying that if I use Paypal or any other transaction processor that you will get banned. If that is what you are saying, that's wrong. If I misunderstand your statement, please clarify. Also, point to the rule that says you can't do that.

    Just reading that someone got banned because they are assuming for that reason is not a good argument. In my experience on these forums, there's a lot of misunderstanding and assumptions on why it happened. When I have the full story, I then point out where they in fact went wrong and the rule.

    I'm glad I'm making you laugh. I guess someone who's been using Adwords and other PPC networks for 14 years. the last ten of those servicing nearly 150 clients, created thousands of campaigns, doesn't know what he's talking about. I better watch out because some of them may be banned at any moment for no reason. I guess I've been lucky it hasn't happened yet so thanks for the heads up.