| 2:18 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Sounds like it needs more content. Also, are you an affiliate?
| 2:20 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I only know of keywords having a quality score. I've looked in the adwords interface for a landing page score, and can't find anything.
So how are you defining that your site has a low score?
| 3:31 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
There are no affiliate programs. There is a lot of content totally on topic.
When you see the reason why ads are not showing it says that my landing page has a low quality score in the adwords interface.
| 3:53 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Ah, thanks I didn't know it would do that.
Did you read my comments here.
Do you have those pages?
| 4:25 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
profitpuppy - if you have a form on your landing page offering anything for free then that's more than likely the reason you've been hit with the penalty.
Try asking G for a manual review - a lot of sites got caught accidentally lately.
Otherwise they've decided that your form doesn't meet their quality guidelines - you don't necessarily have to be offering a free product (free info can do it depending on the topic). If this is the case you'll need to remove the form, or have a big button saying enquire here that then goes to another page on your site with the enquiry form
| 4:38 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|It's just offering free information |
What do you do with those emails? Isn't that data collection?
Why do you pay for advertising to give something that is free?
Those questions should trigger some help.
| 12:57 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The reason for advertising a free site is to get some initial split test data and see what pages/ configurations convert the best before doing a PR campaign.
I've asked for a manual review, will see if it works.
| 1:07 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Would anyone be able to share the url to submit a manual review of your landing page/s to google?
Would be very grateful!
| 1:45 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I don't think there is such a url. They don't officially do manual reviews. Just if you ask they might do it. That's my understanding.
| 2:16 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the info profitpuppy!
| 10:16 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
yeah, no official email address - just use the adwords contact email address from your account.
@profitpuppy - I don't think your manual review will go through unless you remove the form - but good luck!
| 2:16 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I have very good information guys! I just discovered why it has low landing page quality. It's because I am using a 3rd party email provider (a 3rd party autoresponder). They don't like that I am signing up people to the email list ... BUT it's not the email list that's the problem, but the fact that the email list is hosted by a 3rd party. Now however I've got to figure out if I want to make the necessary changes to the site in order to have my own autoresponder/ email list or some other solution. This is dangerous as it can be hard to successfully manage an autoresponder and ensure being properly whitelisted when sending the emails.
I'm tempted to just not bother advertising on google at all.
| 2:43 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
Is the problem that the e-mail subscribe form on your landing page sends the posted data to another domain?
| 3:03 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Put it this way: Most 3rd party email providers are a problem, unless everything is on your domain.
So yes when they subscribe it posts the data to the provider via their domain (not my domain)
| 3:15 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
See if your e-mail provider supports subscribing using a GET request.
If they do you can do a POST redirect.
That's where the form submits to your domain, and your server converts the request into a redirect to the third party domain as a GET request.
| 1:45 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Is that third party possibly in bad graces for treatment of consumer data?
I can see how this might be causing you reputation / quality problems with G.
| 2:01 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)|
They are a major autoresponder company and I don't think they have any problems with their treatment of consumer data. They have best practices as far as unsubsribing and they get delivery to gmail.