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Why doesnt Adwords like my site?

Discussion in 'Adwords' started by HollywoodToday, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. HollywoodToday

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    My site---> how-to-lose-belly-fat.online-reviews.tk/

    My site consists of 20 spun ezine posts. Each post has 2 text links disguised by "pretty link", taking them to a clickbank video, then later to a buy now section. The banner on the left also takes them to the same clickbank video. Thats about it.

    Here's 2 problems adwords has found with my site on adwords-->

    1. Site Policy: We've determined that your site doesn't comply with our site policies. Because of this, any ads promoting this site have been disapproved.
    2. Your sites violates our Advertising Policies and as a result we aren't displaying ads. The name of the policy is: User safety.

    What would you change to meet adwords "advertising policies" and "user safety" guidelines? Or maybe you can just tell me what you would do instead. :)
     
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    Looks as though my site is ok, but Adwords is saying the following-->

    "We've reviewed your account and found that it unfortunately doesn't comply with the following promotional credit requirements:

    - The promotional coupon is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered.
    - One promotional credit per customer.
    - A promotional code can only be used in the territory where it's originally
    distributed."

    I did buy a voucher off of fiverr. I saw 200 good reviews for the service, so I bought the gig. Do you think the voucher is from another country? Or what? Cuz this is the first adwords account I've ever made. I don't see any other reasons for a bad "promotional credit"
     
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    Your site is clearly meant to drive traffic to a CB product and this is what adwords calls a "bridge page", which is not accepted in the advertising policies. (also disguising links with pretty links makes no difference, as the adwords staff manually reviews your site). This explain #1.

    #2 is due to Clickbank, I'm not sure know why, but everything related to/selling/linking to clickbank products is considered violating the "user safety" policy on adwords.

    You just can't meet "advertising policies" and "user safety" guidelines in this case.
    But you can drop adwords and tell yourself that there's a lot more in the CPC world :)

    Edit: what they say about the coupon is BS, even if you get this "issue" right, you'll hit the wall again with the previous issues.
    Fact is that they always "make up" some BS issues to keep you busy while knowing they will still eventually turn you down because of other reasons they don't want to state clearly.
     
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    That sounds like the right answer. Guess I'll keep playing with it. Maybe I could send my clickbank links to an iframed page, so it looks like the same domain. Maybe I'll check out some other cpc worlds. Are other cpc engines less concerned with clickbank affiliates?
     
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    Iframed page: you'll be wasting your time, they're not that stupid :) As I said, adwords manually reviews your site. If you try to trick them that way, not only it won't work, but you will be flagged as someone who tried to trick them.

    The only (BH) thing you can try to do is make a perfectly clean website they will like, wait for them to review it and approve your campaign, and then, once the campaign is activated, change the site and add your links to clickbank. This could work, but it will be only temporary because they manually review all accounts/advertised pages on a regular basis (and then you'll be banned).

    Other cpc engines: I'm especially an adwords expert as I have worked with it for many big clients for quite a long time, I don't have enough experience with other engines to be able to tell whether they are less concerned or not, but I can tell you for sure that adwords is by far the most picky anyway. ;)
     
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    I'll keep playing with it. Thanks for the advice. I may pm you about it some other time too :)