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Google Allowing Black Hat SEO Ads?
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Kufu




msg:3800101
 5:18 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

In my Gmail sponsored links I saw an ad with the following text:

"Blackhat SEO Traffic - www.example.com - Steal Your Competitors Traffic Easy Web Marketing System"

Has anyone else come across something like this?

Is there a form that can be used to bring this to Google's attention?

 

ppcbuyers




msg:3800105
 5:28 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

You could use their feedback form at https://adwords.google.com/support/bin/request.py?ctx=cuffhelp&contact_user=other&contact_type=adfeedback&Action.Search=Continue+%C2%BB

Kufu




msg:3800106
 5:33 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

ppcbuyers

Thanks, and done!

pageoneresults




msg:3800107
 5:33 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

You could use their feedback form...

Heh! Good luck. Google makes some good money from those ads and there are quite a few of them. That may end up being a full time position for ya, the reporting that is. ;)

Kufu




msg:3800133
 6:24 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

That may end up being a full time position for ya, the reporting that is.

Will I be on the Google spam team payroll at that point? lol

BradleyT




msg:3801145
 7:10 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm not up 100% on the latest T&C but what exactly is being reported about the ad in the OP?

[edited by: BradleyT at 7:11 pm (utc) on Dec. 5, 2008]

Kufu




msg:3801270
 11:01 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

That they are advertising black hat seo.

I actually got a reply (canned) about how they'll use my suggestion to improve their products and that my comments have been forwarded to the AdWords team.

Very reassuring. /s

exmoorbeast




msg:3802451
 10:24 am on Dec 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Why can't they advertise Black Hat techniques?

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