Dave_Davis - 10:19 pm on Jun 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
The problem with Google LPQ team is lack of clear guiudelines with them. They seem to take decisions based on 'guesses' / qualitative 'feel' . I don't know..
In a mail to me they said that 'deleted' ads are no longer taken into LPQ scores..but they may change their understanding or 'rules' any time..
I completely agree green_grass. I spend a lot of time on the official AdWords help forum and the volume of questions relating to this is astonishing. I wish Google would just be flat out clear on where it stands.
The problem is that because it's not explicitly against any Google TOS, a lot of webmasters spend a LOT of time and a LOT of money developing sites monetized in a large part by affiliate ads. Then Google gives them the boot. In a lot of cases it's clear to see why. However, there are also many cases where it's not.
I also agree that those who have not been dinged yet, will be.
As for the OP, this happened one of our accounts about a year ago. We couldn't change the LP because we let the domain expire, someone reg'ed it and then parked it. Nothing we could do. In fact, we had to close that account completely.