Was the spelling mistake just to trick filters?
AdWords throws up a flag if you use a trademark in your ad, but it lets people use ads with the word "N*de."
They probably meant to say escrow services...
|They probably meant to say escrow services... |
Or a baby escargot.
|If so, how could have they slipped the AdWords ad approval team? |
One could ask that question for lots of ads.
Sorry, my mistaked, it was for an "Escort" Service. (i am the one who had a typo above).
|how could have they slipped the AdWords ad approval team? |
What approval team? If there is such a thing, I assume that a human reviews ads only if they are flagged by an algorithm. I assume a tiny percentage of ads receive human review, otherwise, G would need a massive army of reviewers.
|All ads must comply with our advertising policies. While some ads may run on Google prior to review, others may not run at all before being reviewed and approved by an AdWords Specialist. If your ad is awaiting review, we'll get to it as soon as we can. While your ad is in queue, you can review our advertising guidelines to ensure that your ad complies. Also, note that no ads will show on the Google Network until after being reviewed and approved. |
They don't need to say "escort". I have a friend with a personal blog and in the middle of his post up comes an ad titled "Sleep with my wife". Horrid. Given the huge variety of phrases that people can use it seems an insurmountable problem for machine-checking and human checking makes for subjective differences.
Yes, but it is not only the ad text that matters, but also the "landing page". In my case, the landing page was promoting such activity, and this should have been checked by Google and prohibited.
Yes this is a problem. I am also regularly landing on sites ( thru preview tool ) and thru copy /paste of URL with spyware/trojan downloads. All these guys are advertising freely on adWords on publisher sites. Checking seems to be VERY lax these last few weeks especially.
Very bad & very unfortunate as it completely destroys the credibility of the adSense program.