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Google has gone insane with the site policy
califmerchant




msg:4441228
 3:28 am on Apr 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

they are excluding our site from adwords, because, according to them, it's a "bridge site" - their definition is:

"A bridge
page is a web page created for the main purpose of sending visitors to a
different site. "

this is mind boggling, because last time i checked, google was created with the sole purpose of linking to other sites!

i couldn't believe i was reading what they wrote me:



I appreciate your efforts to comply with our policies.
**************************************

<email removed>

[edited by: eWhisper at 11:05 am (utc) on Apr 19, 2012]
[edit reason] The TOS doesn't allow emails to be posted. Feel free to write a synopsis of it. [/edit]

 

mrguy




msg:4441516
 3:25 pm on Apr 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

What is it you don't believe?

Your an affliate and they HATE affiliates.

If your affiliate business is based around getting traffic from Google adwords, you best rethink your strategy because as it is, it won't fly.

Consider yourself lucky they gave you detailed reasons, most of the times they just give a vague response and terminate your account.

piatkow




msg:4442100
 6:15 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

The OP doesn't say how long he has been using Adwords. In my experience the quality goalposts are pretty mobile and a site that they approved 12 months ago could suddenly become "bad" now.

califmerchant




msg:4442110
 6:26 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

they did terminate our account, which is pretty funny since it was us paying them, but if your policy is to terminate your customers, i think that's great. we now advertise

jadebox




msg:4444791
 7:48 pm on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

I went back and forth with Google for a while after they labeled one of my sites a "bridge site." It's an established site with thousands of pages of unique content. It's definitely not a thin affiliate site.

It was a frustrating process because Google's people won't tell you what's wrong. Instead, they'll offer cryptic clues. It's almost like it's some kind of game to them.

Eventually, though, I realized that the problem was a few pages that contained affiliate links and little else. There were added so that I wouldn't have affiliate listings all over the site. The pages accounted for less than a small fraction of a percent of the pages in the site. I deleted those pages (and added affiliate links all over the site) and Google's happy now.

RhinoFish




msg:4445320
 2:42 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

thick is in the eye of the beholder...

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