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Beer not allowd on Google AdWords...
Could understnd this if it was NO alcohol, but they allow wine
wine_guru

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Msg#: 2027 posted 9:58 pm on Feb 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know why Google AWords doesn't allow you to advertise beer for sale (ale even!) in their ads but DOES allow you to advertise wine for sale.

I could understand if it was no alcohol at all, but why only beer? I might be missing something, so if anyone knows...

Cheers :)

 

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 2027 posted 10:02 pm on Feb 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

AdWords is underage.

wine_guru

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Msg#: 2027 posted 1:38 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I thought that might be it.. It's just that I don't get why they allow wine in that case. They're both alchol after all. Odd to descriminate if you ask me :)

bcolflesh

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Msg#: 2027 posted 2:28 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

I don't get why they allow wine

AdWords is underage and French!

anallawalla

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Msg#: 2027 posted 3:56 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Adwords is couth. Only thing going for beer is that it is wet.

skipfactor

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Msg#: 2027 posted 4:05 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

'Cause minors probably click the tar out of the beer ads & never pony up. G doing everybody a favor.

anallawalla

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Msg#: 2027 posted 4:43 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Moonshine is allowed. :)
Mead is allowed.

Empty beer cans are allowed.
Beer t-shirts are allowed.

Foreign beer is allowed - try Corona.
Foreign spirits are allowed - try Stolichnaya, Drambuie

I need a drink now.

Jenstar

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Msg#: 2027 posted 5:18 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

They also do not allow tobacco or weapons (ie. firearms) to be advertised.

lorenzinho2

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Msg#: 2027 posted 5:43 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

That is bogus. Just another example of discrimination against beer drinkers by the wine sipping elite.

skipfactor

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Msg#: 2027 posted 6:10 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Just another example of discrimination against beer drinkers

Forgive me, but, "Who buys freaking beer on the Internet?!"

lorenzinho2

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Msg#: 2027 posted 6:28 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

i don't burn flags either, but that doesn't mean I want it banned. or something like that.... ack, i think it's getting late.

skipfactor

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Msg#: 2027 posted 6:52 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

>>Foreign beer is allowed - try Corona.

In the US: Merchandise>yes, Beer-for-sale>no

john316

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Msg#: 2027 posted 11:25 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

No problem with oxycontin either, too bad, just buried a very nice young man a few weeks ago.

They call them oxy coffins for a reason.

Do no evil..socially responsible..big joke.

archie goodwin

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Msg#: 2027 posted 5:07 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

Forgive me, but, "Who buys freaking beer on the Internet?!"

A "Beer of the Month Club" membership from an online beer website was an xmas gift to me this year, and not a bad one in my opinion! ; )

- now if only that first shipment would arrive...

mbauser2

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Msg#: 2027 posted 5:17 am on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

I could understand if it was no alcohol at all, but why only beer? I might be missing something, so if anyone knows...

Mail-order beer sales are only legal in about 1/3 of the United States. That makes advertising beer online much less profitable than advertising wine. Google may have decided it's not worth the aggravation of getting involved in a market sector where 2/3 of the clickthroughs are "wasted".

That said, it's their site. They get to control what's on it. Anybody complaining to the contrary is just a whiner.

eWhisper

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Msg#: 2027 posted 2:35 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

And yet I live in a state where I can't have beer or wine shipped to me...:(

Wine is considered an investment and commodity by a lot of people (as evidenced by places that I can have my wine shipped to for storage for many years until I can pick it up or wish to sell it to a 3rd party).

As it is an investment/trade good as well, many sites break the no tobacco/firearms/booze self regulating rules for wines and certain liquors (such as scotch).

anallawalla

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Msg#: 2027 posted 3:35 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the US: Merchandise>yes, Beer-for-sale>no

It might have been pulled since. The one I saw led to a link that led to a link. The vodka example still leads to real alcohol.

incywincy

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Msg#: 2027 posted 4:12 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

you get beer ads in the uk :)

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