| 1:00 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
If there are pop-ups on the landing page your campaign will not work.
| 3:05 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
When you say it will not work do you mean it is not allowed or it will perform badly?
| 4:23 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
YOur ads that lead to pages with pop-ups will be declined upon review. Of course, if you will be lucky enough to get a review, because my ads are waiting to be approved (and not running all this time) for several weeks already. Hope you'll be more lucky
| 5:18 pm on Feb 14, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks guys this helps alot.
| 7:27 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Add to that having pop-ups that appear when a visitor closes a browser while on your site will also disable ads.
| 11:26 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Munster, a good place to look for formal answers to questions relating to AdWords guidelines is the Editorial Guidelines page, which you'll find right here:
Quoting from that doc, on the subject of pop-ups:
|No Pop-ups |
We do not allow links to landing pages that generate pop-ups when users enter or leave your landing page. We consider a pop-up to be any window, regardless of content, that opens in addition to the original window.
| 11:48 pm on Feb 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Are your popups for additional information about your site, like a newsletter or something? Or is it advertising?
Do you think people visiting your page would benefit from these popups?
IMO, advertising popups are annoying and cheapen a site. I am sick of seeing advertising for baby back ribs, and online degrees. I mean REALLY!
| 10:13 am on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The website is a major houshold brand and the popups on the landing page are for a new model which is about to be launched, although I dont like popups I'd have to say the content is of very high intrest to the website users.
| 10:43 am on Feb 17, 2006 (gmt 0)|
The fact is, I think about 80% of all users have popups blocked - and going up, I suspect. Since most of the major players such as Earthlink, AOL, etc advertise how their software blocks popups, I suspect that good info or not, popups are going the way of the Dodo.
Besides, if I see a competitor with popups and Google ads, I report them :)
Just an aside and a bit off topic, but this was funny - Went to some blog site a couple days ago that was filled on all 4 sides with Google ads.
And the main editorial up at that time was about how greedy Google was.. (and btw, yes it also had popups).