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Cheating Affiliates
how do they do this

 11:10 pm on Jul 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

As we know google bans gambling ads yet every friday I see if you type in poker or party poker - affiliates putting up their affiliate links to party poker and getting top position. My question simply is how do they get pass the editorial ban and why does google constantly let them keep doing it? I tried to pass the ban by making the same ad and it refuses to go up so this person must either have inside knowledge or work for google......



 12:00 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see the same thing. Maybe the ads are up for a while, then get banned, then some other acct. manages to get them up? dont know.
Tobacco products are supposed to be banned too, but I typed in some common misspellings and got cigarette ads...


 1:05 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google does NOT ban gambling ads. Google bans ONLINE gambling ads.

I don't know the link to the following AdWordsAdvisor's post on this issue but it is 100% correct and was posted 5th May 2004.

* Google no longer accepts and runs ads for online casinos, online betting, online sportsbooks, online lotteries, online bingo, and online poker.
* This also includes ads for sites with a primary purpose of driving traffic to online gambling sites, affiliates of such sites, tips, odds, or handicapping sites, "free" online casino sites, and play money casino sites.
* However, on a case-by-case basis, we may allow advertisements for:
- Location-based gambling
- Books, magazines, or TV shows that discuss gambling
- Contests, sweepstakes, or raffles"
I think that'll clarify it.


 1:10 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

The topic link is



 1:19 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Unless I have spyware or something else on my system, I'm seeing adwords ads which lead directly to online gambling.


 11:10 am on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

1milehgh80210 please let AdWords team know about the bum ads. Give them search term/s used, ad specifics and the LANDING PAGE URL (copy from address bar) when you click on the ad. They will act.......eventually.

"Keep the!#@% honest"


 7:32 pm on Jul 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

ThomasAj in the ideal world that will do something but I have turned the same person in since 5/8. He is there right now. This is for a different infraction but just as real and easy to identify.

Once the person develops a work around, google does not seem to close it.


 8:29 pm on Jul 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

This unfortunately seems to be on the low end of the priority list for Google and I'm not even sure they can monitor it unless you repeatedly inform them of the situation. I've had a similar problem where a competitor in our market has 3 listings in the top 10 Adwords Sponsored links with redirect pages that, while not immediately redirecting the user, will do so if anything on the page is clicked on. I've been able to get Google to remove sites in the past, but as soon as one is gone, another replaces it in the form of a different landing page/URL. My assesment of the situation is essentially as long as you are willing to pay for Adwords ads 3 times as much as the next person in line then you can have 3 spots. Just along the same lines if your site is taken down due to circumventing the rules, just make another site that dodges the TOS under a different name. It's nearly impossible keep up with unless noted manually...C'est la vie!


 5:27 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google did a big sweep this week from the looks of it.


 10:24 am on Jul 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Perhaps perseverence pays off Toddb...

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