Violation of Webviews and Affiliate Spam policy

Hello Fello

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Hi everyone! Need help with Google play console!

So I published an app on google play store a week before. It was successfully up and running, but today, it suddenly got suspended.

I got the mail saying "We don’t allow apps whose primary purpose is to drive affiliate traffic to a website or provide a webview of a website without permission from the website owner or administrator".

Has anyone faced the same? What can be the best possible solution?
 

Sweely

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You basically need a better app, that's what they're telling you.

What sort of app did you publish? Was it basically a glorified affiliate redirect?
 

greydingo

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I believe you already have the answer :)

Unfortunately, the best possible solution, is probably to scratch the app, and start a new project.

If you believe google has made a mistake, and that is not actually the primary purpose of your app, there is an appeals process.
 

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I got the mail saying "We don’t allow apps whose primary purpose is to drive affiliate traffic to a website or provide a webview of a website without permission from the website owner or administrator".

Has anyone faced the same? What can be the best possible solution?

Google hates apps created from websites, they are automatically banned. It actually doesn't matter if you are the owner of that website, G-bots have striked well known webs for years.

There is no way to restore it. Most devs lose their account as well. So don't ever make another website app again.

I make webview apps for Android that automate services from websites in stealthy ways, with lots of clones of these apps ranking in first places of given keywords. G-bots are blind to that.
 
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conexur

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If you are the owner of the website, Google will ask you to prove it with something like an screenshot of your domain manager at domain registry, I was done this on the past and my app was re-enabled. If you are not the owner, you can ask for permission, or scrap the content and put on your domain.
 
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